Essay Organizer

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Essay Organizer

  1. 1. ESSAY ORGANIZER Submit by Email Print FormSAVE TO YOUR COMPUTER BEFORE TYPING - COMPLETE USING ADOBE READER - SAVE OFTEN.Your Name Justin BengelYour Topic Why the Steelers are the best team in the NFL Type of Essay need help choosing? Persuasive / Argumentative Compare / Contrast Cause / Effect Definition Informational Interview Descriptive Evaluation Literary Analysis Division and Classification Narrative OtherBRAINSTORMINGLink to your Mindmap OR Free Mind Map SiteAttach your Mindmap illustration file here Mind MeisterThesis StatementNeed help?I believe that... The Pittsburgh Steelers are the most dominant team in the AFC North, and all of the NFL. Is your thesis narrowly focused? READ THIS BEFORE MOVING ON Did you complete the thesis checklist? Is your language at a high-level?Your Subtopics Topic Topic Has had some of the best Topic Best Defense in NFL 3rd most hall of famers 1 2 coaches in NFL 3 Are your topics different? Are your topics interesting? By discussing these topics, will you be able to prove your thesis true?
  2. 2. Topic 1 Best Defense in NFLWhat is a good sentence to The Pittsburgh Steelers are the best team overall in the NFL for many differentintroduce this topic to your reasons. The number one reason to support my statement is their amazingly agilereader? and aggressive defense. Is your language at a high-level? On this great defense that the Steelers have acquired in the last 5 to 6 years, they have hadSupport #1 numerous pro bowlers. Last year the Steelers had only 3 players elected to the pro bowl, each of which were part of their state of the art defense. Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, and James Farrior were the players elected. Polamalu had 7 total interceptions last year, tieing for 2nd overall in the NFL last season. James Harrison was 4th overall for sacks with 16.5. And James Farrior was 6th in overall tackles last season.Source http://www.nfl.com/stats/player?seasonId=2008&seasonType=&Submit=Go Is your language at a high-level? Troy Polamalu had seven total interceptions last season, tieing for second overall in the NFL. He Support #2 has also had 438 tackles in his career as a safety. James Harrison was ranked fourth last season in sacks with sixteen in-a-half overall. He has 314 total tackles, and seven forced fumbles in two consecutive seasons. And the big man, Casey Hampton has 258 total tackles, a very high number for a defensive lineman. Source http://www.nfl.com/stats/player?seasonId=2008&seasonType=&Submit=Go Is your language at a high-level? My last reasoning for why their defense is so dominant is not only their individual player Support #3 statistics, but their team stats. The Steelers defense only allowed an average of thirteen points per game. They only allowed 237.2 total yards, 156.9 passing yards, and about eighty average running yards against any and every team they faced. Source http://www.nfl.com/stats/team?seasonId=2008&seasonType=&Submit=Go Is your language at a high-level? What is a good sentence to The Steelers are also great not only for their defense, but they have also had transition into the next some of the best coaching staff over the years leading them to 6 total paragraph? Transition word help Superbowls, 4 of which were with one coach. Is your language at a high-level? 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. 3. Topic 2What is a good sentence tointroduce this topic to yourreader? Is your language at a high-level?Support #1Source Is your language at a high-level? Support #2 Source Is your language at a high-level? Support #3 Source Is your language at a high-level? What is a good sentence to transition into the next paragraph? Transition word help Is your language at a high-level? 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. 4. Topic 3What is a good sentence tointroduce this topic to yourreader? Is your language at a high-level?Support #1Source Is your language at a high-level? Support #2 Source Is your language at a high-level? Support #3 Source Is your language at a high-level? 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. 5. Introduction ParagraphNeed help?Ask yourselfHow can I get my readers attention?Imagine your reader knows nothing about your topic. What background information could I give my reader about mytopic?Why should the reader care to know this information?What is it you are trying to prove?Attention GetterNeed help?What was your attention getter? A Question A Quick Story An Interesting Fact A Quote A Shocking Statistic An Unusual Statement OtherBackground Information- Introduce your topic, but notyour thesis - Provide insider details thatwould help your reader betterunderstand your topic, but notinformation you are discussing inyour support. Is your language at a high-level?Why should your reader care?Complete this sentence..It is important that you readthis essay because... Is your language at a high-level?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. 6. Conclusion ParagraphNeed help?A conclusion should...Include a brief summary of the papers main points. Evoke a vivid imageSuggest results or consequences Wrap it all up for your readerLeave a lasting impressionRestate your thesis ina fresh, new way Is your language at a high-level?Summarize /Reflect / Give Finalthoughts on Topic 1 Is your language at a high-level? Did you summarize AND provide a final thought?Summarize /Reflect / Give Finalthoughts on Topic 2 Is your language at a high-level? Did you summarize AND provide a final thought?Summarize /Reflect / Give Finalthoughts on Topic 3 Is your language at a high-level? Did you summarize AND provide a final thought?Final Thought-Contains vivid language-Compound or Complex sentence-Leave a lasting impression-Sums up your essay in oneincredible sentence Is your language at a high-level? 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. 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY Copy and Paste your citations you created using Easybib. -MLA FormatCitationsinAlphabeticalOrder Paragraph Organization- Read to see where your sentences go in your essay. 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? Has someone other than you read this paper? Do you use double space? Did I put everything in my own words to avoid plagiarism? Do I spell everything correctly? Have I done my best? Did I check all punctuation and capitalization? 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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