500 words, 3 paragraphs long. The first paragraph will include the authors name, name of the story, and a brief synopsis of the story in which only the main points are covered. The last sentence of the first paragraph will be the central idea of the story. Paragraph two will use quotations and paraphrasing from the story in order to support your central idea. Paragraph three will provide a conclusion re-emphasizing and confirming your central idea.