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Ch 12 writing essay
Ch 12 writing essay
Ch 12 writing essay
Ch 12 writing essay
Ch 12 writing essay
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Ch 12 writing essay
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  • 1.  Essay – group of paragraphs on a single subject  Similar to paragraph structure  Topic sentence > Introduction &Thesis  Evidence > Body paragraphs  Summary statement > Conclusion  Transitions
  • 2.  Introduction &Thesis  P1  Topic sentence  Evidence  Summary statement/transitions  P2  T  E  S /T  P3  T  E  S /T  Conclusion
  • 3.  Begins with opening remarks and closes with a thesis statement  Thesis statement – presents the main idea of the paper Broad, general remarks on subject. More specific remarks Thesis
  • 4.  The meat of your paper  Where you provide the most detail  3 is the magic number  Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence
  • 5.  Begins with a restatement/summariz ation of thesis  Ends with general closing remarks about the subject Thesis Less specific remarks General closing remarks
  • 6.  Consider the assignment/ situation  Answer the question asked  Consider your purpose – what do you want to accomplish?  Always consider your essay’s audience  Not always the teacher
  • 7.  Makes a point about a topic  The benefits of owning a cell phone outweigh the problems.  When people take good care of their bodies, they feel better.
  • 8.  Is clearly worded and specific  Because of their friendly natures, active personalities, and easy care, dogs make great pets for families with young children.  The rules governing the Monopoly board game are antiquated and should be changed.
  • 9.  After deciding on a topic, create a main idea  Prewrite  Identify points from prewriting that support thesis  Draft your thesis  Arrange points (outline?)  Write the essay  Revise  Edit  Remember – this isn’t a linear process

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