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Elements and Types of Essay

  1. 1.  states the main idea of the essay topic opens the essay topic to the reader and provides an overview of the essay. Reason/ purpose Thus, it is important to be precise and save all the other information for the next paragraph.
  2. 2.  a.k.a. supporting paragraph takes up the supporting points and add sub points to convince the reader round to your view. backs up the main topic with supporting ideas, details and examples.
  3. 3.  It restates the thesis statement, the supporting points and sums up the main point. looks back on the purpose of the essay. Ending statement that makes you think.
  4. 4. Type Purpose Topic sentence Should express the main idea To explain clearly in words that define and limit the topic for the reader. Takes a stand on an issue and Present an opinion of interest defends it, and tries to persuade and importance to other readers to agree with its position people Recreates sense impressions Should give a general, or such as sights, sounds, smells, dominant, impression of and tastes whatever you have chosen to describe To tell a story, either true or Presents a general truth or set fictional the scene and prepare the reader for events to follow
  5. 5. SUMMER Heather Riede Descriptive Everyone has a comfortable place to escape to for relaxation. They go there whenthey need to be alone and not with people to disturb them. My place is nature in thesummer. The summer time relaxes me like no exact place could. Nature, in the summer,relaxes me with its naturalness. I love sitting in the grass and listening to the nature sounds around me while itssummer. One of the sounds I tune to first is the sound of the birds singing and chirpingaway as if they are creating a song. After sitting for a few minutes, Ill hear the lightbreeze coming down through the trees, rustling their leaves. Besides those two things Ihear, it is a peaceful quietness that you cant get in a city or town. Thats why I lovenature, but only in the summer. They are always associated with each other. When I look around me, in the summer time when Im outside somewhere, I seebeautiful bright clear things. For example, the tall green grass and the leaves on the treessway in the breeze. Then I see bright or pastel flowers around, never too far away fromany one person. Most days, unless rainy, are bright, sunny, and warm. The sky is abeautiful landscape blue with little clouds, if any, in it. If Im in the forest, I see big talltrees all around me. The feeling of summer all around me is friendly to me. The sun is so warm againstmy hot skin. And the breeze cools my skin off again as it lightly touches it from blowingdown from the trees. Then, when I am sitting in the grass, I either feel its dryness or itsmoistness against my body. I also love the smells of summer that are in any place you are, but I will not talkabout it in this essay. I will now say, I absolutely am perfectly calm whenever I amlistening, feeling, and looking at the summer around me. Summer is my favorite season,and nature when its summer is relaxing and comfortable.
  6. 6. Essay Samantha Springer (Excerpt) Narrative All people have memories - good memories about themselves that give themself-confidence in the years to come. I have one particular memory that made me feelgood and more sure of myself. It showed me my strength. I now knew how great of asinger I was. It was a beautiful Saturday - not a cloud in the sky. I was with six other people atParamount Kings Island - all of which were my friends. We had just met up with my momand step-dad, Todd, and they brought up the idea for me to sing at the country karaokebooth. You see, I had been planning on singing "Dont Be Stupid" by Shania Twain at myschool talent show that year, and they thought it would be great practice. Well, obviously,I wasnt too thrilled with this idea. I was afraid that I would mess up and that there wouldbe too much competition. On top of that, all of my friends were there. I wasnt about toembarrass myself in front of all of them! Peer pressure is hard to deal with and Im tellingyou, my friends do not know how to take the answer, "No." They had heard me singbefore, and they werent going let me back down. By that time, my friends and I weresitting in the audiences place, planning on watching the singers perform. What I didntknow, was Todd had already signed my name up. I watched in amazement as the woman running the booth sang her opening song,"Any Man of Mine." She was awesome. However, when she announced the first singerto sing karaoke, my jaw just about hit the floor. The first singer was me! Nervously, Iwalked up the steps to the stage and took the microphone. I forced a smile, andintroduced myself to the audience. Then the familiar music started. For a second, Ipanicked, thinking that I had forgotten all of the words, even though they were right infront of me. Despite my nervousness, I naturally started singing and dancing - withoutrelying on the screen for the words. I was really getting into it. Though, the beating ofmy heart seemed to drown out the sound of my voice, the audience looked like they werereally enjoying it. .
  7. 7. Digital Cameras (Excerpt) ExpositoryThroughout the ages humanity has always been fascinated by the possibility of“capturing moments” or in other words perpetuating moments of high significanceand outstanding beauty. This provided the opportunity to share something thatnobody else has seen or perceived. This idea has made a long way from canvas-paintings to using cameras. Cameras, in their turn have also experienced a rather fastevolution and nowadays everybody has a notion of what a digital camera is and themajority of people use digital cameras.According to a standard definition a digital camera is “…opposed to a film or videocamera, uses an electronic sensor to transform images and video into electronicdata”[1]. Years ago people used to possess two different devices in order to takepictures and to make video. The need to spare space and make it more comfortable forpeople to do both things with higher quality results catalyzed the creation of digitalcameras. The multifunctionalism of digital cameras and the combination of severaldevices in one make it the best possible choice for a modern man. For years a digitalcamera has been unaffordable for many families, nevertheless, nowadays the greatvariety of digital cameras of different manufacturers and diverse prices make a digitalcamera a potential purchase of almost every single family. The formula: price + quality= satisfied customer used by the digital cameras manufacturers is especially reflected inthe wide choice of cameras that offer the best quality standards for the price-rangethey belong to.
  8. 8. Why Women Should Not Have An Abortion PersuasiveMany women in the entire world have abortions. Women believe there are many reasons to abortsuch as fear of having or raising a child, rape, or not having enough money. But whatever thesituation, there is never an acceptable reason to get an abortion. Some important reasons whywomen should not abort have to do with human values, religious values, and values of conscience.The first reason why women should not have an abortion is related to basic human values. Womenneed to think about their unborn babies who are not responsible for this situation. These unbornbabies should have the privilege to live and grow into a normal person. Women need to be morehumanitarian and less egoistic with these babies. On the other hand, the baby doesnt know how orwhy he is here. It is not necessary to kill a life; there are many other solutions to resolve this problemshort of abortion.The second reason why women should not abort has to do with religious values. In almost allreligions, a woman is not permitted to have an abortion. If they do, their religions will punish them. Insome religions, for example, a woman cannot take communion after having an abortion, and beforetaking communion again, she must do many things as a form of penitence. In whatever religion,abortion is punished and for this reason, women should not abort.Finally, the third and most important reason why women should not abort is the related to herconscience. When a woman has an abortion, she will always think about the baby she might havehad. She will always think about the future that could have happened with her baby which will alwaysremind her that she killed it. Because she has had an abortion, she will never have a good life, and herconscience will remind her of what she had done. Because a woman who has an abortion cant forgetabout what she has done, these thoughts will always be with her, and the results can be calamitous.
  9. 9.  Write an essay either about RH Bill, a beach resort, or your Bivouac experience. Identify the kind of essay.