Intro (6-8 sentences)

Lead in (antention getter)

Development (build up to thesis)

The people I hold dear in my heart are the people that made me who I am today. I am Gerardo Xavier Flores who was born in Mcallen and now attending South Texas College. I consider myself to be kind respectful; moreover I am a person who enjoys the presence of family and friends. Three reasons of why I am who I are the influence of my mom, a sense of humor, and a skill in soccer.

Thesis statement (main idea of the essay+essay map: main argument + the three points you’re going to discuss)

Body Paragraph 1 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 1 (main idea of paragraph)

The reason of why I am who I am is the influence of my mom.

Supporting details (2-3 examples to support your topic sentence)

Concluding sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)

Topic sentence 2

The next reason I am myself is having a sense of humor.

Supporting details

Concluding sentence

Topic sentence 3

Another reason to answer who I am is a skill in soccer.

Supporting details

Concluding sentence

Paraphrase Thesis statement

Paraphrase topic sentence

Final thoughts

body paragraph 2 (8-12 sentences)

Body paragraph 3 (8-12 sentences)

Conclusion (6-8) sentemnces