✅Introduction (3-5 sentences)
1-2 Paragraphs Tops
Purpose- To set up and state one’s claim
Make your paragraph interesting by including a hook. Start with a question, statistic, or quote.
State a brief explanation of the social issue or theory
State your claim at the end of the introductory paragraph. (Blank social issue is good/bad because of claim 1,
claim 2, claim 3.)
✅Background Paragraph (5-8 sentences)
1-2 Paragraphs tops
Purpose: Lays the foundation for proving your argument
Explain the key theories and the background information about your topic
Explain, who, what, where, when, why
Supporting Evidence Paragraph # 1 (6+ sentences)
Purpose: To prove your argument.
Assertion: Give one item, fact, or example you can tell readers that will help them better understand your claim.