Introduction (6-8 sentences)
Lead-in (attention getter)
Every person has unique qualities, that shapes them and makes them who they are.
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 consider myself a strong person because I had a tough childhood, I made it through high school, and i have a family that is constantly fighting.
Body Paragraph 1 ( 6-12 Sentences)
Topic Sentence 1 (main idea of the paragraph)
I’m tough because growing up I wasn’t very lucky, everyday something bad had to happen.
Supporting details (2-3 examples to support your topic sentence)
Concluding Sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)
Body Paragraph 2 (6-12 sentences)
Topic Sentence 2
Another reason i’m strong is because i made it through high school.
Body paragraph 3 (6-12 sentences)
Topic sentence 3
At last, living with my family was like living in a house full of crazy people.
conclusion (6-8 sentences)
Paraphrase you thesis
Growing up with a messed up family , and traveling through high schools has actually made me stronger and more independent.
paraphrase your topic sentences
Having two families made me appreciate everything i have; not everyone has a family. High school was hard but i did everything in my hands to graduate. Living in my house gave me headaches. All i wanted was to get out of there and I did.
final thoughts (what do you want the reader to do/ remember? )
I’m very appreciative of all the things i went through, without these experiences i wouldn’t be who I am now!