Essay Planning Sheet Template ( Example Only) 

STRUCTURE

CONTENT

PLAN: Use this section to plan your response step-by step in dot points.

Introduction

Introduces topic, states your contention and arguments.

 

 

 

  • Introduce the title of the text and the full name of the author in the first sentence.

     

  • State your opinion on the topic/address the topic.

 

  • Outline 2 main points that you will use to back up your opinion on the topic.

 

Body

Include 2 paragraphs in the body of your essay. Aim to develop a personal perspective on the text and a complex discussion in response to the topic.

Paragraph 1

 

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Topic sentence: State one of your contentions in support of your opinion on the topic.

 

 

 

Evidence: Include relevant events and quotations from the text to help support your contention.

 

Explore/Explain: Develop your idea by explaining it in some depth and provide an Evaluation of the evidence you have used.

 

 

 

 

Link: Finish your paragraph by linking your discussion back to the essay topic. (State this in a different way for each paragraph.)

 

 

 

Name: __________________________                                                                                            Form:____________

 

Essay Topic:

 

 

Paragraph 2

 

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Topic sentence: State one of your contentions in support of your opinion on the topic.

 

 

 

Evidence: Include relevant events and quotations from the text to help support your contention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore/Explain: Develop your idea by explaining it in some depth and provide an Evaluation of the evidence you have used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link: Finish your paragraph by linking your discussion back to the essay topic. (State this in a different way for each paragraph.)

 

 

 

 

Conclusion

Sum up your essay and link back to the topic.

 

 

  • Restate your opinion on the topic clearly and include your philosophical perspective.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Summarise your main points.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Make a final statement on the text that your reader will remember.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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