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Long Expository Essay

Title

Introduction -- or Top Bun
Hook
What is a "hook"?


Transition
What is a "transition"?


Thesis Statement
How to build a thesis statement

First Paragraph -- or Lettuce (background or weakest reason)
 
   First Reason
Background or least important reason
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First Reason - Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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First Reason -- Example
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First Reason -- Part 2
More important reason element of first reason
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Part 2 -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Part 2 -- Example
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First Reason
Conclusion

Second Reason - (stonger reason, but not strongest)       
   Second Reason
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Second Reason -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Second Reason -- Example
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Second Reason -- Part 2
More Important Part of 2nd Reason
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Second Reason Part 2 -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Second Reason Part 2 -- Example
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Second Reason
Conclusion

Third Reason (Most Important Reason -)     
   The Most Important Reason
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Most Important Reason -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Most Important Reason -- Example
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Most Important Reason Part 2
Even More Important
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Important Reason Part 2 -- Facts, Statistics, Quotes or Details
A sentence or two
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Important Reason Part 2 -- Example
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Essay Conclusion
Summarize Reasons and End with a Strong Sentence
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