Research Paper Break Down
Hook/Topic Sentence: Get your reader interested in your writing and tell them what the topic of your
ENTIRE paper is.
Original thoughts about the prompt. Use some opinions.
Thesis Statement – the argument you’re goin to make or what are you going to persuade the reader lo
Transition: Bridge between paragraph
BODY PARAGRAPH #1- #3
Topic Sentence: What is the first (or sccond/third) pointreason in your argument persuasion?
Original Thoughts – What do you think about or know about your poinV/reason?
Information From your Source: what information from your sources backs up your point/reason?
Option #1 – Summarize/Paraphrase – take info from :
a paragraph and put it in your own
words in one sentence. EXPLAIN: Connect your info to your point/reason.
Option #2 – *Quote from Source (introduce it: who said it, where it came from, etc.) with
citation. EXPLAIN: Connect your quote to your pointreason.
Transition: Bridge between paragraphs.
Topic Sentence: What is your argument/persuasion?
Original Thoughts – What is your opinion of the argument?
How do your body paragraphs support your argument persuasion?
Clincher: Revisit your purpose as a writer. What do you want your reader to remember from your paper
(call to action)?
Quotes – use quotation marks and I.C.E.
I – introduce the quote (who said it or where did it come from)
C – cite the quote (where it came from)
– explain how your quote connects to your topic
Take info from a source and put it into your own words
IN-TEXT CITATIONS – if it’s not yours, CITE IT!!!
Print – (author’s last name and page number)
If you mention the author in the sentence or paragraph use only the page number
Internet – (author’s last name)