Cahsee Essay Musts
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  • 1. CAHSEE Essay Musts By Mrs. Milis
  • 2. First,
    • You must have a unique properly capitalized title (preferably with a colon)
    • Centered at the top of the page.
    • Cell Phones: Can’t Live With Them, Can’t Live Without Them
  • 3. Next,
    • Introduction paragraph:
    • Must haves:
    • --a hook that catches the readers attention and leads them into the topic
    • --a thesis statement at the end of the paragraph
  • 4. In addition,
    • The essay needs 5 paragraphs, but can survive with 4.
    • 5 paragraphs serves as a guarantee.
  • 5. Moreover,
    • Each paragraph should contain enough detail and elaboration to meet the 7-11 sentence goal.
    • 3 sentences or less will definitely not qualify you as a proficient writer.
  • 6. How to write a 7 sentence paragraph!
    • Easy as 1, 2, 3
    • Topic sentence (1)
    • Sentences supporting topic sentence--examples, details, explanations, evidence. (5)
    • Concluding sentence!!! (1)
  • 7. Transitions
    • Begin each body paragraph with a transition word.
    • Begin your conclusion paragraph with one of the following transitions:
    • Ultimately, To conclude In short, Overall,
  • 8. Transitions
    • Use a comma after transition words!
    • To begin,
    • In addition,
    • Furthermore,
    • Ultimately,
  • 9. Grammar
    • ALL sentences must be complete
    • Try to use (only) one semi-colon and one dash
    • Maintain sentence variety
    • Proofread essay at least 5 times!!!
    • BE THE LAST ONE STANDING
  • 10. MOST IMPORTANTLY
    • ADDRESS ALL ELEMENTS OF THE WRITING PROMPT.
    • USE THE PROMPT IN YOUR THESIS TO ENSURE THIS HAPPENS