Below is an outline for the Strengths and Weaknesses Essay. This essay should between 2 and 3 pages in length and should be a thoughful discussion what you do well and what you need to work on.


5 PARAGRAPH MODEL

I. INTRODUCTION:
A. General statement on topic of character
B. Thesis statement
C. Major support points to transition to body
II. BODY PARAGRAPH ON 1ST STRENGTH
A. Topic Sentence on 1st strength
B. Specific example of strength in life #1
C. Specific example of strength in life #2
SD. pecific example of strength in life #3
E. Transition to 2nd strength
III. BODY PARAGRAH ON 2nd STRENGTH
A. Topic sentence on 2nd strength
B. Specific example of strength in life #1
C. Specific example of strength in life #2
D. Specific example of strength in-life #3
E. Transition to weakness
IV. BODY PARAGRAPH ON WEAKNESS
A. Topic sentence on weakness
B. Specific example of weakness in life #1
C. Specific example of weakness in life #2
D. Specific example of weakness in life #3
V. CONCLUSION:
A. Restatement of thesis
B. Review major support points
C. Connection to larger idea/personal relevance or future use