Pre-Write: What background information do your readers need to know to understand your topic? Why should
your argument matter to your readers? How will you make your topic significant to your readers? What types of
arguments will best appeal to your readers? What supporting points do you need to make to support your
thesis, and what evidence will you use to support those points? What is your purpose in writing? What do you
want your readers to do, think, or feel after reading your essay? What is the most effective tone to use for your
Conclusion: Synthesize the information you present in your body paragraphs. What do you want your reader to
do, think, or feel after reading your essay?