CAHSEE Essay Musts By Mrs. Milis
First, <ul><li>You must have a unique properly capitalized title (preferably with a colon) </li></ul><ul><li>Centered at t...
Next, <ul><li>Introduction paragraph: </li></ul><ul><li>Must haves: </li></ul><ul><li>--a hook that catches the readers at...
In addition, <ul><li>The essay needs 5 paragraphs, but can survive with 4. </li></ul><ul><li>5 paragraphs serves as a guar...
Moreover, <ul><li>Each paragraph should contain enough detail and elaboration to meet the 7-11 sentence goal.  </li></ul><...
How to write a 7 sentence paragraph! <ul><li>Easy as 1, 2, 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Topic sentence (1) </li></ul><ul><li>Senten...
Transitions <ul><li>Begin each body paragraph with a transition word. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin your conclusion paragraph wi...
Transitions <ul><li>Use a comma after transition words! </li></ul><ul><li>To begin, </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, </li></...
Grammar <ul><li>ALL sentences must be complete </li></ul><ul><li>Try to use (only) one semi-colon and one dash </li></ul><...
MOST IMPORTANTLY <ul><li>ADDRESS ALL ELEMENTS OF THE WRITING PROMPT. </li></ul><ul><li>USE THE PROMPT IN YOUR THESIS TO EN...
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Cahsee Essay Musts

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

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