Jenolan Caves House building scaffold example for essay scaffolds

How to Write a Band 6 English Essay (Scaffolding)

Let’s assume for a moment that you are not trying to write a band 6 essay.

Instead, you would like to build a house.

In order for you to keep the unfinished structure from caving in on itself you would use strong metal scaffolding to guide the process.

Okay, let’s bring it back to HSC English.

A scaffold, in simple terms is the training wheels of an essay. Much like those of a bicycle, it functions in the same way to guide a young learner while they figure out how to ride the bike without assistance.

Except in this case the training wheels are for an unfinished English essay.

As useful as the bike riding metaphor is, scaffolding is technically a more accurate description of what you will be doing in the English HSC.

Essay Scaffold(1000 words)

Use this as a scaffold but you can replace the sentences in each paragraph with a scaffold of your own choosing. Example: PEEL, STEEL, PETEL, TEAL etc.

Introduction (Leading competing opinions on the subject – 100 Words approx. )

[Thesis Statement: What I think on the issue] [/]

[Statement of situation: What the essay will be talking about] [/]

[A breakdown of the essay] [/]

[Linking sentence] [/]

Paragraph 1 (Paragraph Theme – 200 Words approx.)

[Topic Sentence] [/]

[Evidence] [/]

[Argument] [/]

[Link: Thesis Implications/Subtopic sentence] [/]

[Evidence] [/]

[(Analysis)Summary] [/]

[Linking to question] [/]

Paragraph 2  (Paragraph Theme – 200 Words approx.)

[Topic Sentence] [/]

[Evidence] [/]

[Argument] [/]

[Link: Thesis Implications/Subtopic sentence] [/]

[Evidence] [/]

[(Analysis)Summary] [/]

[Linking to question] [/]

Paragraph 3  (Paragraph Theme – 200 Words approx.)

[Topic Sentence] [/]

[Evidence] [/]

[Argument] [/]

[Link: Thesis Implications/Subtopic sentence] [/]

[Evidence] [/]

[(Analysis)Summary] [/]

[Linking to question] [/]

Paragraph 4  (Paragraph Theme – 200 Words approx.)

[Topic Sentence] [/]

[Evidence] [/]

[Argument] [/]

[Link: Thesis Implications/Subtopic sentence] [/]

[Evidence] [/]

[(Analysis)Summary] [/]

[Linking to question] [/]

Conclusion – 100 Words approx.

[Restate the question and explain why the thesis is correct] [/]

[Implications] [/]

[Example] [/]

[Meaningful Quotation or Strong Closing Sentence] [/]

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