Introduction (6-8 sentences)
Lead-in (attention getter)
in life, sometimes you experience things that people will never be able to do. I am an outgoing person because I like many things
Build up to thesis statement
Thesis statement (main idea of the essay+essay map: main argument + the three points you’re going to discuss)
i am fortunate because I have been able to do thing I love all my life.
Body Paragraph 1 (8-12 sentences)
Topic sentence 1 (main idea of the paragraph)
most people attend elementary and high school, then they will maybe go to college somewhere close to home. I was lucky enough to attend Mary Hardin Baylor located in Belton, Texas. I had no idea this school existed till I got a letter in the mail saying how they wanted me to attend their university and play football. Attending the university was an experience of a lifetime, meeting new people and living on my own was something I had never done before. I now attend South Texas college not playing sports but still trying to get my education.
Concluding sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)
Body Paragraph 2 (8-12 sentences)
Topic sentence 2
another thing I feel I am lucky I am able to do is I am able to do the things I love doing. the outdoors have been a big part of my life since I was little. I have a ranch that less than an hour away from my house and that allows me to go hunting almost all the time. Fishing is my next favorite thing to do and that too we are able to do with so much water surrounding us and being close. Not being in a big city it also good in my opinion because you don’t always hear cars and see buildings, you are able to sit outside in and look up and see the sky in peace.
Body Paragraph 3 (8-12 sentences)
Topic sentence 3
finally I feel I am lucky to play different sports throughout my life that I have come to enjoy and like doing. I started playing tee ball when I was four years old and it was the first time I had played in an organized sport and I played it from then on. I started football in middle school for the first time, learning how tuff it was I was beginning to like it. I then went on to play high school football at Edinburg North High School. Finally reaching my goal when I was grateful to play college football. I also enjoy playing basket ball but never played on a team other than at the park or in my driveway.
Conclusion (6-8 sentences)
Paraphrase thesis statement
Paraphrase topic sentences
Final thoughts (what do you want the reader to do/remember?)