Monday, December 7, 2015
paragraph structure of your draft
Suppose these below are paragraphs (P1, P2, ... etc). The most important paragraphs in your paper are the first two (P1 and P2).
1- the thesis (T) with 3 arguments, (let's call them a, b, c),
2- your counter (CT) with 3 points, (let's call them ¬a, ¬b, ¬c).
So we have:
T (one sentence), followed by reasons (two or three sentences presenting your a, b, c, arguments.
Example of thesis: In this paper I argue against Fast Food.
CT (one sentence) followed with the counter's denying your arguments ¬a, ¬b, ¬c.
Ex of counter thesis: Fast Food advocates disagree.
T a Thesis takes argument a and develops it (Bring outside sources to defend your point and cite them).
C ¬a Counter denies your a and develops it. (Bring outside sources to the counter's defense and cite them in the paragraph)
T b (same as before)
C ¬b (same as before)
T c (this penultimate paragraph you come back to win c and get ready for your conclusion paragraph)
T (Conclusion) "I hope I have shown that ______________________"