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  • 1. ESSAY ORGANIZER Submit by Email Print FormSAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE TYPING-COMPLETE USING ADOBE READER-SAVE OFTENYour Name Austin ShettlerYour Topic Serengeti 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/30117413/serengeti OR Free Mind Map SitesAttach your Mindmap illustration file here Mind Meister Bubbl.us Mind42Thesis StatementNeed help?I believe that... the Serengeti is the best place in the world to go and explore.* 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 The geography of the Topic The wildlife in the Topic The great migrations. 1 Serengeti. 2 Serengeti. 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 geography of the Serengeti.What is one good sentenceto introduce this topic to The Serengeti is a plain with high grass and is about the size of Connecticut.your reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #1 The Serengeti is in Africa and is the home of the "Big Five" these are the lions,1-5 sentences leopards, buffalos, rhinos and the elephants.Need a transition word?Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 The Serengeti is also considered one of the biggest national parks in the world there are 1-5 sentences about 150 different kinds of animals that travel through the Serengeti. Need a transition word? Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 Going to the Serengeti is probably an experience of a life time. Getting to see all the 1-5 sentences different animals and seeing there behaviors. Need a transition word? Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? What is one good sentence to Everyone should go to the Serengeti also because it is one of the biggest transition into the next paragraph? national parks in the world. 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 wildlife in the Serengeti.What is one good sentenceto introduce this topic to What is the wildlife like in the Serengeti?your reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #1 In the Serengeti they have said that the most commonly seen animals are the Zebras,1-5 sentences Lions, Giraffes, Cheetahs and Hyenas.Need a transition word?Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 Other animals that you can see at different times of the year are the crested porcupine, the 1-5 sentences crocodile, crowned crane, elephants and different kinds of monkeys. This is the small Need a transition word? portion of the how many animals move through the area each day. Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 As far as we can tell as of right now there are about 150 different species of animals that 1-5 sentences migrate through the Serengeti at different times of the year. For people that like animals Need a transition word? would love this area to see how graceful the animal is and you can also visit different areas at different times. Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? What is one good sentence to Now if you dont think that visiting the Serengeti would be fun then you transition into the next paragraph? are crazy. 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 3 The great migrations.What is one good sentenceto introduce this topic to Another thing that would be sweet to see would be the different migrations.your reader? Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean?Support #1 It has been said that 1.5million wildebeests migrate through the Serengeti all at one1-5 sentences time. They have also said it is to be known as the "Greatest Show On Earth".Need a transition word?Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #2 1-5 sentences At different times of the year different animals migrate through the Serengeti. Need a transition word? Source Is your language at a high-level? What does high-level language mean? Support #3 1-5 sentences Another interesting fact of the Serengeti is that there are hippo and crocodile pools 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 Sentence Did you know that the Serengeti has 3,000 lions and 7,000 hyenas alone?Need 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 not The Serengeti has one of the oldest ecosystems on earth. Over two millionyour thesis species migrate to the Serengeti along with animals that you can find there all - Provide insider details that year. This place is 5,700 square miles of the worlds most famous wildlife.would help your reader better Which is another reason to visit and explore.understand 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 this The Serengeti is a beautiful place to explore and learn about wildlife. If youressay because... interested in animals and how they act in their environment you should visit*Read - Quick Note"It is important that you read this essay because" the Serengeti.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 already The Serengeti is the best place in the world to go and explore.wrote 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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