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This I Believe

I. Intro-Paragraph

a. Attention Getter/Hook
b. List your “I Believe” statement

II. The Event-Paragraphs (Section 2 of the yellow brainstorm paper)

(Describe the event/events that lead you to your belief. Give as much detail as possible. Use figurative language. Each event you choose to talk about should include letters a-e. Make me see the story!)

Weak example: It was a hot day.
Strong example: I felt sweat dripping down my back and the car felt like an oven.

a. What happened?
b. Who was involved?
c. When did this happen?
d. Where did it happen?
e. Why did it happen?

III. The Impact Paragraph (Section 3 of the yellow brain storm paper)

(This is where you will explain what you have learned, and how it has affected you.)

a. What was the lesson you learned or the realization you came to?
b. How has this changed you?
c. How will you apply this idea in the future?

IV. Final Conclusion (Section 5 of your yellow brainstorm paper.)

a. Remind the reader of the belief you hope to share with them. Explain why the reader should care about your essay and learn from your belief.

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