H- Hook: This is how you grab the reader's attention
I- Background or General Information: You will write a few sentences to make sure the reader is familiar with your topic IN GENERAL. This is not where you begin discussing your point; this is where you give some basic information about your topic.
T- Thesis= claim +reasons: Your claim is the point you are trying to prove to the reader or get the reader to believe + the reasons that support your point. These reasons become the topics of your body paragraphs.
T- Transition and Topic Sentence= claim +1 reason at a time: Transitions let the reader know you are going from one point to another.
I: Introduce Source/ Quote: First tell your reader where you received your expert opinion or fact. Then tell your reader what they source had to say. You can either give a direct quote or you can paraphrase. Either way, you need to give credit to the person who wrote it.
D: Detailed Explanation: It's called detailed for a reason. Think of it this way: you want to make sure your reader understands how your quote and any other information you provide directly supports your claim.
E: Ending: You can either restate your topic sentence using different words or you can transition the reader to your next point
T- Restate your thesis: Now that you have discussed all of your points individually, you want to go back and make sure your reader understands your point as a whole. Think of this sentence as a review.
E: Restate your evidence: Now that the reader understands your points, you want to go back and make sure they remember that your claim is correct because it is based on facts/expert opinions, etc.
A: Call to action/Future implications: A call to action means you literally tell the reader an action they can take now that they are in agreement with your claim. Future implications show the reader how the world would change for the better if everyone agreed with your claims or how the world would change for the worse if no one agreed with your claims.
Well hello there, friends! It's me, Ms. Davis, your friendly British Literature teacher who is into all things nerdy! Actually, I just love to learn, so don't be surprised when I expect the same from you. Literature is an avenue to multiple perspectives...that is to say that no matter the text we read in class, there will always be something you could learn that will interest you. You just have to be willing to look down that avenue and further explore the perspectives in which you have interest.