In a sequence essay, you are writing to describe a series of events or a process in some sort of order. Usually, this order is based on time. You organize the essay by writing about each step of the process in the order it occurred.
Write an essay outlining the stages of the salmon life cycle.
Describe what a salmon is like.
1. Describe young salmon.
2. Describe adult salmon.
3. Describe what salmon do before they die.
Summarize the main steps of the salmon life cycle.
The introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of your essay. It introduces the main idea of your essay. A good opening paragraph captures the interest of your reader and tells why your topic is important:
- Write the thesis statement. The main idea of the essay is stated in a single sentence called the thesis statement. You must limit your entire essay to the topic you have introduced in your thesis statement.
- Provide some background information about your topic. You can use interesting facts, quotations, or definitions of important terms you will use later in the essay. Example (if you were writing about hockey) Hockey has been a part of life in Canada for over 120 years. It has evolved into an extremely popular sport watched and played by millions of Canadians. The game has gone through several changes since hockey was first played in Canada