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PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
English 10: Writing Workshop
The Essay Boilerplate: An Essay "Skeleton"

October 27, 2004

This week, we will use what is called an “essay boilerplate” in order to better learn the form and structure of an essay. The teacher will provide you with a skeleton of an essay on a typical topic. Your job will be to fill in the details to make it complete.

 

Essay Skeleton (Boilerplate) for Practice

 

Use the following structure to make your own essay. You are provided with the title, the thesis, the three body paragraph topic sentences, and the restated thesis. Remember to provide a good concluding sentence for each body paragraph!

 

TITLE

 

The Advantages of a House

INTRODUCTION

Provide a two to three sentence introduction to the thesis that follows:

 

 

Living in a house has three major advantages: access to a yard, larger interior spaces, and more personal freedom. (thesis)

 

BODY PARAGRAPH ONE

 

One of the reasons I would prefer to live in a house is because of the yard. (Provide detail and examples for this topic sentence.)

 

BODY PARAGRAPH TWO

 

Another reason to prefer a house to a high rise is for the larger interior space. (Provide detail and examples for this topic sentence.)

 

BODY PARAGRAPH THREE

 The most important reason, however, is the freedom we get by having our own house. (Provide detail and examples for this topic sentence.)

 

 

CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH

 

Freedom for ourselves, more space, and our own yards are the chief reasons we prefer to live in a house instead of a high rise. (restated thesis) (Provide two to three sentences to summarize and conclude.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Index of Fall 2004 Lessons

 

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