Chapter 4: From Thesis to Essay

Thinking Ahead…

Get ready to organize your thoughts on the text.
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Now that we have a full three-storey thesis statement and a paragraph-by-paragraph roadmap, it will be much easier to write our final essay. The next chapter will expand on the roadmap to explain what needs to be done in each paragraph and discuss the basic principles of topic sentences, quoting and analyzing, and transitioning from one paragraph to the next. For now, imagine what quotations you might need for each paragraph and how you might add “muscle” to your essay “skeleton.”