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Creating an Outline for Option 1

Instructions: Write complete sentences to fill in the items below.
Introduction:

Introduction:

· Establish the topic
· Identify the film you are analyzing
· End with a clear thesis statement

Thesis Statement (fill in the blanks on the right):

As is evident in the film The Color Purple (or The Great Gatsby), Franklin’s assertion that the American Dream is available to all people is (correct / incorrect) because (point 1), (point 2), and (point 3) (you will determine three points in support of your thesis, and those will become the topics of your three body paragraphs).

Body Paragraphs: This is where you will develop each of the points in your thesis statement.

Body Paragraph 1: Elaborate on the first point in your thesis statement

Topic Sentence:

Detail 1:

Detail 2:

Detail 3:

Concluding Sentence:

Quote(s) you will use to support this point:

Body Paragraph 2: Elaborate on the second point in your thesis statement

Topic Sentence:

Detail 1:

Detail 2:

Detail 3:

Concluding Sentence:

Quote(s) you will use to support this point:

Body Paragraph 3: Elaborate on the third point in your thesis statement

Topic Sentence:

Detail 1:

Detail 2:

Detail 3:

Concluding Sentence:

Quote(s) you will use to support this point

Conclusion:

Conclusion:
Summarize the main points in the body paragraphs and paraphrase your thesis.