Good essay writing starts with a topic of interest. Picture a laser beam strapped to our forehead. When we walk down a street or enter a room where does our laser spot go? Do we notice people’s clothes, hair, shores, pets, eyes? Do we notice cars, buildings. flowers, trees? Once we pinpoint our starting point, the essay writing process flows from there.

Next you have to ask yourself, ‘what do I want to say about my favorite thing(s)?’ That will be your topic sentence. If you like dogs, and beagles are your favorite, you can think of the reasons you like them and write a topic sentence like this:

Beagles make the best family pet for four reasons: they are not too big, they are child friendly, they make good watch dogs inside or outside the house and they are good for hunting rabbits.

From there, the outline of a good essay is very simple.

1.You tell the reader what you are going to tell them (the four reasons)

2.You tell them

3.You tell them what you told them

So, this particular essay would look like this:

1.Introduction and Topic sentence: (tell the reader what you are going to tell them) Beagles make the best family pet for four reasons: they are not too big, they are child friendly, they make good watch dogs inside or outside the house and they are good for hunting rabbits. Let’s look at each of these reasons.

2.Body of the essay: Tell them each reason

 Beagles are not too big. (describe their average size, other larger dogs and problems big dogs can make)

  1. Beagles are child friendly. (They are good with babies, they like to snuggle and play with their owners)
  2. Beagles are good watch dogs. (Good hearing and smell allows them to hear intruders and they are protective of their owners)
  3. Beagles are good for hunting rabbits (they are small and fast like rabbits, have good noses and train easily to the sport)

3.Conclusion: Tell them what you told them

So, these are the four reasons beagles are the best pets: small, friendly, watch dog, hunters

 

 

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