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Outline

 

   

Basic outline for a five-paragraph essay:

A.  Introductory paragraph with a strong thesis statement

B.  Supporting paragraph proving, illustrating point no. 1 of your thesis statement

C.  Supporting paragraph proving, illustrating point no. 2 of your thesis statement

D.  Supporting paragraph proving, illustrating point no. 3 of your thesis statement

E.  Concluding paragraph
 

Sample:

A.  Movie industry jobs
    1.  Gaffer
    2.  Best boy
    3.  Gopher

B.  Gaffer
    1.  What is it?
    2.  Requirements for obtaining the job
    3.  What is the average salary and other perks of the job?

C.  Best boy
    1, 2, 3 same as (B)

D.  Gopher
    1, 2, 3 same as (B)

E.  Summary, conclusion
 

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