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THE INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH

- Sentence one: ´´A hook´ this is an interesting sentence that describes


the topic of the essay, without reveling your point.
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- Sentence two: Your main point
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- Sentence three: The transitional sentence

Most people agree that the internet affects society in many different ways. In
my opinion, the most prominent effect of the internet is that it has
strengthened democracy. I feel this way for two reasons which I will explore
in the following essay.

Step two: the body paragraphs

-A topic sentence that summarizes your first reason, beginning with


something like ´´ to begin with´´

-Between one and three sentences that give general information about this
reason, beginning with something like ´´for example´´.

-Three or four sentences describing a personal example that illustrate your


reason.

-A summary restatement of your topic sentence.

To begin with, online investigative reporting plays a major role in exposing


political corruption and keeping politicians honest. In the past, there were
only a limited number of news outlets and they often had deep connections
to powerful politicians and were hesitant to criticize them. These days,
however, there are many independent publications on the internet that are
willing to expose political misbehavior. For example, an online magazine
recently published a story reveling that the mayor of my hometown had
taken brides from a property developer. The report was so detailed and well
researched that the mayor had no choice but to resign. Although the
evidence was not hard to locate, only this independent website was willing to
write about it. This example demonstrates how the internet helps to
strengthen democracy in the modern world.

The second body paragraph

-A topic sentence that summarizes your first reason, beginning with


something like ´´ secondly´´

-Between one and three sentences that give general information about this
reason, beginning with something like ´´for example´´.

-Three or four sentences describing a personal example that illustrate your


reason.

-A summary restatement of your topic sentence.

The conclusion
-A restatement of your main point.

-A single sentence summary of your two reasons.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that internet has strengthened democracy in


modern society. This is because online investigative journalism plays a big
part in keeping politicians honest, and because social networking sites
encourage people to be political active