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  Expository Essay

Expository Essay

Title

Introduction
Hook
What is a "hook"?


Transition
What is a "transition"?


Thesis Statement
How to build a thesis statement

First Paragraph (background or weakest reason)    
   First Reason
Background or least important reason
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First Reason - details
A sentence or two
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First Reason -- Example
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First Reason -- Conclusion

Second Reason (stonger reason, but not strongest)    
   Second Reason
Background or Least Important Part
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Second Reason -- Details
A sentence or two
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Second Reason -- Example
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Second Reason -- Conclusion

Most Important Reason    
   The Most Important Reason
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Most Important Reason -- Details
A sentence or two
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Most Important Reason -- Example
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Most Important Reason -- Conclsion

Most Important Reason -- Conclusion


Essay Conclusion (summarizing reasons)
Summarize the reasons in order
End with a strong sentence
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