Notice that this model makes a concession by addressing an argument from the opposing viewpoint first, and then uses the phrase "even though" and states the writer's opinion/main idea as a rebuttal.Even though parents should regulate the amount of television their children watch because it shortens children's attention spans, it inhibits social interaction, and it isn't always intellectually stimulating.
This is meant as a guide only, so we encourage you to revise it in a way that works best for you.
Start your introduction with an interesting "hook" to reel your reader in.
Finally, you may have to rewrite the thesis statement so that the spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct.
Use the outline below, which is based on the five–paragraph essay model, when drafting a plan for your own essay.
Also, if it's appropriate, you can address and refute any opposing viewpoints to your thesis statement here.
As always, include evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports your strongest point. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. Rephrase your thesis statement in the first sentence of the conclusion.
At the end of the introduction, you will present your thesis statement.
The thesis statement model used in this example is a thesis with reasons. Notice that this Assertion is the first reason presented in the thesis statement.
Remember that the thesis statement is a kind of "mapping tool" that helps you organize your ideas, and it helps your reader follow your argument.
In this body paragraph, after the Assertion, include any evidence–a quotation, statistic, data–that supports this first point. Show the reader how this entire paragraph connects back to the thesis statement. The first sentence of the second body paragraph should reflect an even stronger Assertion to support the thesis statement.