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  • 1. ESSAY ORGANIZER Submit by Email Print FormSAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE TYPING-COMPLETE USING ADOBE READER-SAVE OFTENYour Name John PapotnikYour Topic Tikal-The Ancient Mayan City Type of Essay Persuasive / Argumentative Compare / Contrast Cause / Effect Literary Analysis Informational Interview Descriptive Evaluation Research Other Division and Classification Narrative Definition PersonalBRAINSTORMINGLink to your Mindmap http://www.mindmeister.com OR Free Mind Map SitesAttach your Mindmap illustration file here Mind Meister Bubbl.us Mind42Thesis StatementNeed help?I believe that... anyone who can visit Tikal should seize that chance, because it is really a beautiful place and is truly enjoyable.* READ - Quick Note Is your thesis narrowly focused?You should test whether or not it is a thesisstatement by imagining the words, "I believe that" Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?before the thesis statement.Those three words are not actually part of thethesis statement.Your Subtopics Topic Topic Topic The History of Tikal What Is Tikal Size of Tikal 1 2 3 Most Important Topic / Strongest 2nd Most Important Topic 3rd Most Important Topic / Weakest Are your topics completely different? Are your topics interesting?
  • 2. Topic 1 The History of TikalWhat is one good sentenceto introduce this topic to Wouldnt it be interesting to learn about an ancient abandoned city?your reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #1 Tikal was founded in 600 B.C. This glorious city with several amazing temples where1-5 sentences priests once resided, was founded and built by the Mayans.Need a transition word?Source www.belizex.com/tikal Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 The Mayans built huge water canals that are able to hold several millions of gallons of 1-5 sentences water in order to supply the entire civilization of the Mayans in the city of Tikal. Need a transition word? Source www.tikalpark.com/generalinfo Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 The Mayans then abandoned this beautiful place for no obvious reason. No one knows 1-5 sentences where they went, but why would they leave this wonderful place? Need a transition word? Source www.belizex.com/tikal Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? What is one good sentence to transition into the next paragraph? Need a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Is the information arranged from less important to most important? Does every sentence help support your topic? Does this information get you a step closer to proving your thesis? Do you provide sentences of different lengths and complexities in this paragraph?
  • 3. Topic 2What is one good sentenceto introduce this topic toyour reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #11-5 sentencesNeed a transition word?Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 1-5 sentences Need a transition word? Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 1-5 sentences Need a transition word? Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? What is one good sentence to transition into the next paragraph? Need a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Is the information arranged from less important to most important? Does every sentence help support your topic? Does this information get you a step closer to proving your thesis? Do you provide sentences of different lengths and complexities in this paragraph?
  • 4. Topic 3What is one good sentenceto introduce this topic toyour reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #11-5 sentencesNeed a transition word?Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 1-5 sentences Need a transition word? Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 1-5 sentences Need a transition word? Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Is the information arranged from less important to most important? Does every sentence help support your topic? Does this information get you a step closer to proving your thesis? Do you provide sentences of different lengths and complexities in this paragraph?
  • 5. Introduction ParagraphNeed help?Ask yourself1) How can I get my readers attention?2) Imagine your reader knows nothing about your topic. What background information could I give my reader aboutmy topic?3) Why should the reader care to know this information?4) What is it you are trying to prove?Attention Getter1 SentenceNeed help?What was your attention getter? A Question A Quick Story An Interesting Fact A Quote A Shocking Statistic An Unusual Statement OtherBackground Information 2-5 Sentences- Introduce your topic, but notyour thesis - Provide insider details thatwould help your reader betterunderstand your topic, withoutproviding information you arediscussing in your support. Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Why should your reader care?Complete this sentence..It is important that you read thisessay because...*Read - Quick Note"It is important that you read this essay because"is a way to help you word this sentence and those9 words should not be copied and pasted intoyour essay. Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Thesis Statement(paste the one you alreadywrote on page 1) QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Did you avoid referring to yourself or your reader directly? Would you want to read your paper after reading your introduction?
  • 6. Conclusion ParagraphNeed help?A conclusion should...1) Include a brief summary of the papers main points.2) Suggest results or consequences3) Leave a lasting impressionRestate your thesis ina fresh, new way Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Summarize / Reflect / GiveFinal thoughts on Topic 11-3 SentencesNeed a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Summarize / Reflect / GiveFinal thoughts on Topic 21-3 SentencesNeed a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Summarize / Reflect / GiveFinal thoughts on Topic 31-3 SentencesNeed a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Final Thought1 Sentence-Contains vivid language-Compound or Complex sentence-Leave a lasting impression-Sums up your essay in oneincredible sentenceNeed a transition word? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? QUICK PARAGRAPH CHECKLIST Did you avoid referring to yourself or your reader directly? Did you feel your conclusion leaves the reader satisfied and impressed?
  • 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY Copy and Paste your citations you created using Easybib You will be able to copy and paste this onto your Bibliography page.CitationsinAlphabeticalOrder Paragraph Organization- Copy and Paste your sentences in the correct order Paragraph 1- Introduction Paragraph 3 - Body Paragraph 2 Paragraph 5 - Conclusion - Attention Getter - Topic Introduction - Thesis Restatement - Background Information - Support 1 - Summarize/Reflect/Final - Topic 1 - Why should we care sentence - Support 2 - Summarize/Reflect/Final - Topic 2 - Thesis Statement - Support 3 - Summarize/Reflect/Final - Topic 3 - Transition - Strong Final Thought Paragraph 2 - Body Paragraph 1 Paragraph 4 - Body Paragraph 3 Final page - Bibliography - Topic Introduction - On a new page - Support 1 - Topic Introduction - Titled - Bibliography - Support 2 - Support 1 - Use citations created from Easybib - Support 3 - Support 2 - MLA Format - Transition - Support 3 - Alphabetized Before you submit checklist Is your paper in Time New Roman font? Do you proofread at least 3 times? Do you use 12 pt font and double space? Has someone other than you read this paper? Do I spell everything correctly? Did I put everything in my own words to avoid plagiarism? Did I check all punctuation and capitalization? Have I done my best? Did I rid my essay of unnecessary qualifiers like "Really" "Just" "Sort of" "Like" and "So" Do you get rid of BABY WORDS and use a thesaurus to enhance your language? mrdaley@mrdaley.com

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