Parts of the Informal Essay

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Topic Sentence
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This kind of sentence states the main point of your entire informal essay.
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Lead-off Sentence
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This sentence introduces a new idea or example that supports the topic sentence. It often contains a transition.
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Follow-up Sentence
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This sentence provides more information about an idea and DOES NOT contain a transition.
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Transitions
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These words mark new ideas or examples in your essay.
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Clincher Sentence
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This sentence restates the main point of your essay at the very end.

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