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English Composition I
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Organization

Most writers know the 5 paragraph formula:
Clear introduction that states thesis and the three main argument points
Three body paragraphs that develop each of the already indicated points from the intro
A conclusion that repeats the three main points leading up to the thesis


Format


Basic Organizational Styles


Introductions


Common Introduction Types

For more specific examples of these introduction types -- go to the Introduction Information Sheet


Body Paragraphs



Conclusion