• Introduction (6-8 sentences)

  • Body paragraph 1 (8-12 sentences)

  • Body paragraph 2 (8-12 sentences)

  • Body paragraph 3 (8-12 sentences)

  • Conclusion (6-8 sentences)

  • Lead-in

  • Build up to thesis statement

  • Thesis statement (main idea of the essay + the three points you’re going to focus on)

  • Topic sentence (main idea of the paragraph)

  • Supporting details (example of your topic sentence)

  • Concluding sentence ( ties the whole paragraph together)

  • Topic sentence (main idea of the paragraph)

  • Supporting details

  • Concluding sentence

  • Topic sentnece

  • Supporting details

  • Concluding sentence

  • Paraphrase thesis statement

  • Paraphrase your three topic sentences

  • End with final thoughts (what do you want your reader to so/ remember?)

  • Some people don’t have a choice as to what they get to do in life.

  • Born and raised here in McAllen, I consider my life to revolve around athleticism and the pursuit of happiness.

  • During my early years in McAllen, I lived a colorful, tough, and competitive life.

  • *Losing family member at young age

    • Getting my first stitches
      *Sibling competition
  • My athleticism peaked in my junior high years due to the possible future of a profession in a top class football club.

    • Mission patriots victory
      *Teammate relationships

    *Aspirations USA WOMEN SOCCER

  • I hope to reach the American dream by not only embarking on the pursuit of happiness but to surpass the society standards of triumph.

  • Goals to persue POV on happiness
    *Society’s view on happiness

  • Being born in the Valley isn’t as bad as they say nor is it as good, because believe it or not there are far better things to the world than this place itself especially for an athlete and pursuing happiness.

  • Beyond living a tough, colorful, and competitive athletic life while pursuing happiness, these things are what have lead me to become the person I am today.

  • Always remember to live openly and adventurous, because life doesn’t stop for anyone. Continue to move forward with what and may come. This is why I’m this colorful, tough, and athletic person.

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