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  Informative Essay Outline p1 Include: Sentence variety, Formal (3rd person), N

 
Informative Essay Outline p1
Include: Sentence variety, Formal (3rd person), No contractions, No slang.  
Introduction Paragraph

Hook – AQQS Anecdote (short, interesting true story), Quote, Question, Strong Statement
Background information (from sources)
Thesis sentence      

Respond to the writing situation – Controlling idea of essay

Body (2-4) Paragraphs

Transition, Topic sentence – controlling idea (writing situation)
Lead in / quote – According to…/ evidence/ Cite (Source1)

2-3 supporting details from sources.

Transition/Explain- more you than the sources. 

Conclusion Paragraph

Restate Thesis – use synonyms
Summarize your points
What is the significance to society? Why the information/ explanation is important.
Circle back to your Hook – address the anecdote, explain the quote, answer the question, support the strong statement – whichever applies. 

Remember, this is an outline that should be used as a guide. Your personal writing style will make it unique!
Avoid words that are not strong: should, would, maybe, I think, I believe, … 
Use transitions! 
Therefore In addition As the evidence shows Thus Whereas Hence 
It is evident However Yet Consequently For instance In other words
Overall  Nevertheless Similarly Likewise Ultimately Furthermore
, FOR End COMMA SPLICES!
, AND  Use FANBOYS to join independent clauses (sentences).
, NOR
, BUT
, OR
, YET

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