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  • 1. How to Write an Essay 5 Simple Steps to Success
  • 2. 1. READ IT
    • Read the essay question in its entirety
    • Don’t start to answer it yet!!
  • 3. 2. DECIPHER IT
    • Determine what the question is asking
    • See handout
  • 4. 3. PLAN IT
    • Don’t just write or list everything you know - it is often pointless nonsense
    • Develop broad topic points that are relevant to the question
    • You may develop a thesis
    • in this stage
  • 5. Tips on Topic Points
    • Relevant
    • Accurate
    • Significant
    • So What???
    • CAN IT BE SUPPORTED WITH EXAMPLES, FACTS, AND/OR DATA?
  • 6. Helpful Planning Tools
    • Outlines
    • Graphic Organizers
    • Lists
    • Anything that helps you
      • Get the wheels turning
      • Organize!
    • Note: abbreviate - don’t write it out yet!
  • 7. Using SPRITE
    • Sometimes, you can use SPRITE
    • SOCIAL
    • POLITICAL
    • RELIGIOUS
    • INTELLECTUAL
    • TECHNOLOGICAL
    • ECONOMIC
  • 8. 4. REVIEW IT
    • Reread the question
    • Go over your plan to be certain:
      • All parts of the question were answered
      • You used the best topic points
      • You used relevant facts & examples to back up EACH of your topic points
    • MAKE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS
  • 9. 5. WRITE IT
    • NOW you can finally get to writing…this will be the easy part now that the planning is done!
    • Use your best spelling & grammar
    • Proof it before you turn it in
    I love history
  • 10. You’re Done!