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SEEI: STATE

Using the SEEI method helps you create strong, usable components for building a solid essay and for keeping your writing on topic.

SEEI

State.  

a)
STATE a thesis on your topic.
Example: Love is not a fleeting romantic vision; it is an endless demonstration of stubborn loyalty, for love bears, hopes, and endures all things.
Note: the presence of three prongs in the thesis:  
bears, hopes, and endures. Each prong can develop into the topic of each of the body paragraphs.

b)
STATE a topic sentence for the first body paragraph.
Example: Love bears the weight of worry, sickness, and tragedy.  
Note: the first prong of the thesis is used--the ”bear” part--to create the first topic sentence.  Attempt to model this.


c)
STATE a topic sentence for the second body paragraph.  
Example: Beyond bearing the weight of trouble and challenges, love also exists to revel in the hope of things to come.  
Note: the dependent clause that opens this sentence provides a transition from the topic of the previous paragraph and that the second prong -- the “hope” part -- appears in this sentence. Attempt to model this.


d)
STATE a topic sentence for the third body paragraph.
Example: While bearing the weight of things and hoping for the future only speak of instances of love, the final aspect that defines love is its ability to endure.  
Note: the dependent clause that opens this sentence provides a transition from the topics of paragraphs 1 and 2 and that the third prong -- the “endures” part -- appears in this sentence. Attempt to model this
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