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Essays

Essays

 

Essays are made up of three parts:

 

Ø  Introduction

Ø  Body

Ø      Conclusion

 

The introduction contains a thesis statement. A thesis statement is the main idea and the writer’s position regarding that topic.

 

Example of a thesis statement in intro:

 

Many Americans have unhealthy eating habits.

 

The body is made up of several paragraphs that support the thesis statement.

 

Examples of topic sentences in body:

 

·       The choices in fast food restaurants have replaced balanced meals.

·       Snacking has led to an over consumption of sweets.

·  Failure to eat according to the food pyramid has contributed to unhealthy Americans.

 

The conclusion restates the thesis and may be a brief summary of some of the main ideas contained in the body of the essay.

 

Note: no new information is included in the conclusion.

 

Americans need to change their eating habits in order to develop healthy lifestyles.

 

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