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The 3 Tells
How to Write an Essay/Speech

“How many sentences do I have to write?"
As an English teacher I get that question.
 My reply ?: "The perfect paragraph has 5 sentences and the perfect essay then has 25."  "25 Sentences? Only 25 … are you off your rocker or something?"

“How many sentences do I have to write?"
Yes I am off my rocker but that has nothing to do with this model for writing.
It is what I call:
"The 3 Tells" model.
"The 3 Tells?"

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Confused?
Good.
That means your
dendrites are growing.

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Are You Understanding This Now?

Let’s Try That Again:

"Introduction"
Introduction
1st Supporting Statement
2nd Supporting Statement
3rd Supporting Statement
Summary/Transition

"Writing should never be formulaic..."
Writing should never be formulaic however, when writing for an academia that grades essay or speech writing with a standardized rubric it is best then to follow that rubric.

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