Structuring my essay

For my previous essays I have always associated each paragraph with a main idea from a section of the writer’s and a rhetorical choice that brings the purpose out in that section. Then I talk about a different part of the passage and so on. Would it be better for me to introduce my thesis with the different purpose each part serves and then several strategies to bring it out?

An idea-driven essay is one usually written when you use the chunking method. You can take the passage and break it up into three sections. Where you make those breaks don’t matter, as long as YOU understand why you would choose those as your sections. If you understand, then you will be able to logically explain and discuss what is happening in each of those sections.

You will begin your paragraph with a claim statement. This is a general idea of the point or purpose of that section. Then you will explain the devices that the speaker uses in that section to prove that point.

Please let me know if that helps!

@ashly-johnston gave you some great advice, but I’m curious how you build your thesis statement given this structure. Have an example? If so, @ me when you respond so I can see.

@stephanie-kirk here is my most recent essay that I wrote based on my quote in quote new structure, please give me feedback!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rc2HZeRAMyGz1Mx7OTyCP1OBHnVx_kaIDPZoBMw5Nt0/edit?usp=sharing

There is a small problem which is this took me EXACTLY 45 min

@stephanie-kirk Did you get it?

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