Practice Essay

Put together the essay parts you created in the previous several exercises. (In other words, using the thesis, “My friend _____, would make a great employee,” write a five-paragraph essay, including an introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. )  Proofread the essay carefully, and then show it to your instructor.

Make sure:

  • the essay starts with an introduction, which contains a good attention-getter, the supporting points, and the thesis;
  • each of the three body paragraphs starts with a transition leading into the supporting point;
  • each of the three body paragraphs contains specific support (see examples here);
  • and the conclusion provides a sense of closure (Consider starting with the thesis, reviewing the supporting points, and referring back to the attention-getter.).