• 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 (attention getter)

  • Build up to thesis statement

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

  • Topic sentence 1 (main idea of the paragraph)

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

  • Concluding sentence (wraps up paragraph and ties everything together)

  • Topic sentence 2

  • Supporting details

  • Concluding sentence

  • Topic sentence 3

  • Supporting details

  • Concluding sentence

  • Paraphrase thesis statement

  • Paraphrase topic sentences

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

  • Build up to thesis statement

  • I have come a long way since the day that I was born.

  • Although there have been many obstacles in my life, my family, interests, and goals have helped me strive for a better lifestyle.

  • My family has always been there for me despite any unfortunate circumstances.

    • My parents struggled with my health since birth.
    • My brother were understanding of the attention I required from my parents.
    • My grandmother was my confidant and guide throughout my life.
  • My family was always supportive and understanding with my health struggles and life challenges.

  • My interests relate to experiences and expectations that I have in life.

    • I enjoy cooking for family, friends, and others.
    • The experience of working in restaurants has given me the passion to become a successful chef.
    • Traveling out of the U.S. would help me improve my knowledge in food culture and restaurant business.
  • My interests give me the passion to fulfill my dream of becoming an accomplished chef.

  • My goals in life open up a window to a better future.

    • I plan to give the best of myself so that I can accomplish my goal of graduating college.
    • I would like to become a chef because I have a strong passion for cooking.
    • My dream is to own my own restaurant or food truck.
  • As long as I continue going to college and doing the best of my abilities to accomplish my goals, I will fulfill me dreams.

  • My life has been through many obstacles. My family, interests, and goals have helped me strive for a better lifestyle .

  • My family, interests, and goals had made me the person I am today.

  • No matter how many obstacles you in have in your life never stop trying. Don’t stop trying for your goals.

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