Introduction This is where readers will have a chance to get an idea of what your essay will be about and what you will prove throughout. Do not give all of your information away here but give readers a sample of what is to come. Do not forget to review your writing plan to make sure you are hitting all of the points that you planned out while also stating your claim. (Note that if your claim and points have changed since the Writing Plan that is okay but you are advised to seek feedback on your new approach either through your instructor or the SNHU Online Writing Center). A. Provide an overview of the work you have analyzed briefly describing main points and your thoughts about your selected article. B. Compose an engaging thesis that states the claim that you will prove and support throughout your essay. This statement will give direction to your essay and should be well thought out. II. Body The body is your opportunity to describe and support your claim in depth. Make sure your thoughts and evidence are clear and organized in a way that is easy for readers to follow and understand. A. Be sure to write multiple paragraphs that are focused clearly state their intent and move logically from one to the other building the thesis argument as the essay progresses. B. Your body paragraphs should support your claim by combining thoughts and ideas with evidence from the selected reading. There is no such thing as a right or wrong claim; the key is how your claim is supported and the quality of the evidence used.
III. Conclusion Think of the conclusion as a review of your analysis. Use this section to restate your claim and remind readers of your supporting evidence. Think of this as your last chance to prove your point. A. Review your claim and summarize key supporting points. This section should consist of a review of your main points employed to support your argument. B. Your conclusion should articulate insights about your claim established through your analysis. This should follow logically from your argument referring to key points or quotes used to support your claim.