Below is a screenshot of an annotated modelled example based on the question deconstruction from a previous lesson:
You need to note the following structure:
- The topic sentence links explicitly to the thesis statement at the end of the modelled introduction.
- The second sentence gives some context to the analysis which then follows.
- The third sentence/section contains analysis/insight into the text construction- including reference to specific generic conventions.
- The final sentence links back to the thesis statement and topic sentence.
In other words, it follows the ‘TEEL’ structure in an entirely clear manner.
Attached below are the body paragraphs themselves (un-annotated):
These paragraphs offer a comparative approach to writing about more than one text. The second body paragraph (on The Dressmaker) suggests a difference between this text and the first text written about (High Noon).
Please note that these paragraphs are sample/model paragraphs and therefore don’t contain ALL that could be said about the resolution of each text. There is more than can be said about each text and I would expect your paragraphs to include more detail.
However, I want you understand the STRUCTURE of an effective body paragraph and be able to apply this structure to your own work, your own ideas.