Sample Five Paragraph Essay: Fear Prompt
Fear Prompt: We all have fears in life, or at least things or places that make us very uncomfortable. In a five-paragraph essay, explain your fears in detail: what are your three biggest fears, how long have you had these fears, and do you expect to overcome these fears?
Goals Prompt: Every person has goals for his/her life. It is an important aspect of motivating ourselves, keeping focused, and making us who we are and will become. In a five-paragraph essay, explain your three biggest goals right now: what are the goals, how long have you had these goals, what do you need to do to accomplish these goals, and when do you expect to achieve these goals?
Introduction: Remember, you must have 7-15 sentences:
1. An attention grabber
2. Move from general information to specific information about the topic
3. A three-topic thesis statement
Everyone in this world, from a six-year-old child to an eighty-year-old man, has something to fear. A child might fear being in the ocean or the dark; an old man, on the other hand, might fear losing mental capabilities or even life. Although fears might also change throughout a lifetime, most people do remain scared of something. I am no different. I used to fear nuclear war, public speaking, and even my own family members, but I have overcome these fears. There are, however, things I still do fear. The purpose of this essay is to explain my fears of syringes and blood, snakes, and getting old.
Three Body Paragraphs: Remember, you must have 7-15 sentences: (Note: I only have one body paragraph given as a sample)
1. A topic sentence
2. 3-4 EXPLAINED supporting details
3. A strong conclusion sentence
The fear I have had the longest in my life is my fear of syringes and blood. As far back as I can remember, getting a shot or getting blood taken has resulted in my passing out or, sometimes, injury to myself or other...