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  • 1. ESSAY ORGANIZER Submit by Email Print FormSAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE TYPING-COMPLETE USING ADOBE READER-SAVE OFTENYour Name Halle HinkleYour Topic The Chinese Prose 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 OR Free Mind Map SitesAttach your Mindmap illustration file here Mind Meister Bubbl.us Mind42Thesis StatementNeed help?I believe that... The Tao Te Ching is the most beneficial of the Chinese prose.* 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 Tao Te Ching Anelects The Art of War 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 Tao Te ChingWhat is one good sentence The Tao Te Ching is about knowing ones self and becoming one with nature.to introduce this topic to Americans should learn this because it is hard to be anything in life if a person isyour reader? still trying to find themselves. $ Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #1 The Tao Te Ching says "The best of man is like water, Which benefits all things, and1-5 sentences does not contend with them, Which flows in places that others disdain, Where it is inNeed a transition word? harmony with the Way." meaning that people should be more flexible and go with the flow.Source http://taoteching.org/chapters/8.htm $ Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Not only does the Tao Te Ching help people learn about themselves but it also teaches Support #2 them to care for others such as verse 27 says "The perfect traveller leaves no trail to be 1-5 sentences followed; The perfect speaker leaves no question to be answered; The perfect accountant Need a transition word? leaves no working to be completed; The perfect container leaves no lock to be closed; The perfect knot leaves no end to be ravelled. So the sage nurtures all men. And abandons no one. He accepts everything And rejects nothing. He attends to the smallest Source http://taoteching.org/chapters/27.htm guide the weak; The weak are raw material to the strong. If details. For the strong must the guide is not respected, Or the material is not cared for, Confusion will result, no $ Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? matter how clever one is. This is the secret of perfection: When raw wood is carved, it becomes a tool; When a man is employed, he becomes a tool; The perfect carpenter Support #3 leavessagewood to be carved." meaning that the strong should help the weak to strive to "The no does not distinguish between himself and the world; The needs of other people 1-5 sentences be perfect own. He is good to those who are good; He is also good to those who are not are as his in all that they do. Need a transition word? good, Thereby he is good. He trusts those who are trustworthy; He also trusts those who are not trustworthy, Thereby he is trustworthy. The sage lives in harmony with the world, And his mind is the worlds mind. So he nurtures the worlds of others. As a mother does Source http://taoteching.org/chapters/49.htm that no matter how a person acts or what they have done a her children.". This means wise person treats them equally kind. $ Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? What is one good sentence to The Tao Te Ching is the most influential of the three Chinese prose, but transition into the next paragraph? the analects is also very important to the way Americans live. 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 2 The AnalectsWhat 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