Introduction (6-8 sentences)

Lead-in (attention getter)

I am fourth out of six brothers and sisters, recently moving back to my parents home. I am somewhat responsible for them.

Build up to thesis statement

Having a supporting family, a good job and deciding to continue my education is real important in my life.

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

I am a very busy person starting off with my family, running around with my mother and daughter to appointments they must have, my job working 12 hours shifts, nights, and last but not least going back to college and continuing my education.

Body Paragraph 1 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 1 (main idea of the paragraph)

My family is the most important thing in the world to me, we might be a little crazy, but we can’t be with out each other.

We are a very tight nit family. We might not get along at times but when we need help or support we are sure to be there for each other.

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

Concluding sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)

Body Paragraph 2 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 2

My job is somewhat interesting, I get to see different things, and meet different kind of people.

Supporting details

Concluding sentence

Body Paragraph 3 (8-12 sentences)

Topic sentence 3

Going back to college is one important thing i decided to do.

Supporting details

Concluding sentence

Conclusion (6-8 sentences)

Paraphrase thesis statement

Hard work and dedication gets a person far in life. Doing everything I do, from taking care of my family, to working, and now pursuing my college education this is an example of how dreams can be reached.

Paraphrase topic sentences

Final thoughts (what do you want the reader to do/remember?)