Once we started the body paragraphs, our goal was to help students "unpeel" or rely less on the acronyms we've used in the past for body paragraphs. Just like the videos reminded us, body paragraphs must several things:
1. a topic sentence
2. supporting sentences
3. concluding sentence
So, to write a the first body paragraph, include these parts:
1.Topic sentence – decide which reason you want to start with.
2.Decide what evidence you want to use from the articles. Which parts will you paraphrase? Quote directly?
3.How does this evidence affect your position? How is it relevant? How does it connect with your experience? (You could even add a counterclaim here if it is relevant.)
4.Link back to your thesis or point.