THESIS STATEMENT: THIS IS WHAT I KNOW/THINK/BELIEVE/HYPOTHESIZE
SUPPORT: THIS IS WHY
CLOSING STATEMENT: WRAPS UP YOUR RESPONSE (example: if we didn’t have X, then Y would happen).
Short Answer Example Question: Why do you think reading is an important skill to have?
Short Answer Example Response: I think that reading is an important skill to have because it allows us to become stronger in other skills. If I am a skilled reader, I can become a skilled writer. If I become a skilled writer, I can become successful in both the academic and professional world. Without being a good reader, all of these things would be much more difficult if not impossible.