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The Basic Essay

The Basic Essay

Watch the video below. Listen carefully as he talks about how an essay is organized. Here are some key ideas to listen for be prepared to create. You will need to fill out an worksheet and hand it in to confirm you are ready for the next step. Then you will need to choose between Persuasive/ Argumentative Essay or Explanatory/ Informational/ Expository Essay. Click the link that corresponds with your choice.


  • The hook
  • Background
  • Thesis



  • Summary of points
  • Restate Thesis
  • Final Strong Statement