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Growing up an only child/Growing up with siblings
Thesis statement: Growing up with siblings can be challenging but can teach you to be patient, responsible and able to work out issues with others.
I plan to compare and contrast the difference between growing up with siblings and growing up without siblings. I will compare how in both situations how different it will be to work issues out with others or how to deal with them on your own. How important communication is and will be very important to take with you into adulthood. Next, I will discuss how parents decide to communicate and discipline their children in both settings can really shape how children will be in their future. Finally I will discuss how leadership roles and hierarchy of siblings affect children in the household and the confidence or insecurity may affect children in both settings.
Now that you’ve selected two topics to explore for your compare and contrast essay and written a thesis statement, it’s time to make a plan. An outline is like a roadmap for your essay. Just like you wouldn’t get in the car to drive across the country without a good map telling you how to get from Point A to Point B, you don’t want to start an essay without planning exactly what you’re going to include and how those details will be arranged.
Download this outline template, save it using your name in the file name, and edit it to fit your essay. This includes the title page!
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If you do not have MS Word installed, you can visit the Office 365 link on the course menu to the left to either download the program to your computer or use the online version. Both options are free to Galen students.
For the thesis statement, copy this from last week’s assignment if your instructor approved it, or write your revised thesis statement here if your instructor suggested changes.
The topic sentences for each of your body paragraphs should do two things: (a) remind the reader of the thesis and (b) tell the reader what point that specific paragraph will make. These should be complete sentences, even in your outline.
Something to consider: The outline provided for this assignment allows for four body paragraphs, with five details per paragraph. You may need more or less, depending on where you plan on taking your writing. A video showing you how to add sections is included in the lecture material in this unit.
*Plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment; penalties may apply according to Written Assignment Policy