5 paragraph essay format I

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Hook/grabber
Gains the reader’s attention right away and also gives an idea of the topic of the paper.
Introduction
The first paragraph that introduces the topic to the reader and makes the reader want to read it.
Thesis statement
Located at the end of the introduction, tells reader the main points of the paper.
Body Paragraphs
The “meat” of the paper that has the 3-4 main points to back up the thesis statement.
Transition
A word or phrase used to move from one idea to another within the writing. These words help with the flow of the paper
Topic Sentence
The first line of a body paragraph, it introduces main idea of the paragraph.
Supporting Details
Within a body paragraph these explain the main idea of the paragraph.
Closing Sentence
Last sentence of the paragraph that reminds reader of the main idea and ties up any lose points.
Conclusion
The last paragraph that reminds the reader of the main points within the paper. It moves from specific to general in order.
Restated thesis statement
The thesis statement reworded to remind reader of the main points in the body paragraphs.
Specific to general
The order of the ideas in the conclusion.
General to specific
The order of the ideas in the introduction.
Wrap-up
The last sentence of two in the paper that reminds reader of the opening idea and ties up the ending.
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