ESSAY PLAN

Instructions 

Your plan and introduction paragraph together should be approximately 350-450 words in length (not including the template).

PART ONE – ESSAY PLAN:

Write complete sentences for the thesis statement and for the topic sentence of each argument

Use dot points to complete other parts of the plan

Include relevant source details in the right margin (write these as an in-text citation)

PART TWO – INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH:

Write a complete introduction paragraph from your plan

Write complete sentences, and include the background information, thesis and outline

Use formal language

 

List of Sources Used (include Name(s) of author(s), Title of article, and Year of publication):

 

 

PART ONE – ESSAY PLAN

Note: the grey area suggests that sources should not be used in that section of the essay plan.

Sources

(author(s) and year)

Introduction

Provide background information and context:

State your thesis (your overall position) using a complete sentence:

Outline the arguments you will use to support your thesis:

No sources necessary in this section

Body Paragraph 1 (Argument 1)

Write the topic sentence using a complete sentence:

No sources necessary in this section

Supporting sentences (explanations, examples, evidence):

Counter-argument:

Refutation of counter-argument:

Body Paragraph 2 (Argument 2)

Write the topic sentence using a complete sentence:

No sources necessary in this section

Supporting sentences (explanations, examples, evidence):

Counter-argument:

Refutation of counter-argument:

Body Paragraph 3 (Argument 3) – OPTIONAL

Write the topic sentence using a complete sentence:

No sources necessary in this section

Supporting sentences (explanations, examples, evidence):

Counter-argument:

Refutation of counter-argument:

Conclusion

Re-state your thesis and the main arguments supporting your thesis:

No sources necessary in this section

A concluding statement (eg. refer to future implications, suggestions or recommendations for future research):

No sources necessary in this section

PART TWO – INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH

Write your full essay introduction paragraph below: