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Jose Campeche Community School                                           English Program                                  ...
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2. There is a difference between the closing statement and the conclusion of an essay. What   is it?        a. Both appear...
10. In an essay, the supporting details do a function. What function is this?           a. Feed and nurture the informatio...
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  1. 1. Jose Campeche Community School English Program Mr. Sosa/Mrs. Almeda Twelfth GradeNames:____________________________,_______________________________,___________________________, _______________________, _______________________,Date: _______________________ 12-8 Score _______/60 I. Outline the essay: Identify the parts of the essay by outlining the essay “The Hazards of Movie Going.” Read carefully the essay and analyze it to later classify it in its respectful parts.Essay sample: The Hazards of Movie Going I am a movie fanatic. When friends want to know what picture won the Oscar in 1980 or whoplayed the police chief in Jaws, they ask me. My friends, though, have stopped asking me if I want to goout to the movies. The problems in getting to the theater, the theater itself, and the behavior of somepatrons are all reasons why I often wait for a movie to show up on TV. First of all, just getting to the theater presents difficulties. Leaving a home equipped with a TVand a video recorder isnt an attractive idea on a humid, cold, or rainy night. Even if the weathercooperates, there is still a thirty-minute drive to the theater down a congested highway, followed by thehassle of looking for a parking space. And then there are the lines. After hooking yourself to the end of ahuman chain, you worry about whether there will be enough tickets, whether you will get seats together,and whether many people will sneak into the line ahead of you. Once you have made it to the box office and gotten your tickets, you are confronted with theproblems of the theater itself. If you are in one of the run-down older theaters, you must adjust to themusty smell of seldom-cleaned carpets. Escaped springs lurk in the faded plush or cracked leather seats,and half the seats you sit in seem loose or tilted so that you sit at a strange angle. The newer twin andquad theaters offer their own problems. Sitting in an area only one-quarter the size of a regular theater,moviegoers often have to put up with the sound of the movie next door. This is especially jarring whenthe other movie involves racing cars or a karate war and you are trying to enjoy a quiet love story. Andwhether the theater is old or new, it will have floors that seem to be coated with rubber cement. By theend of a movie, shoes almost have to be pried off the floor because they have become sealed to a deadlycompound of spilled soda, hardening bubble gum, and crushed Ju-Jubes. Some of the patrons are even more of a problem than the theater itself. Little kids race up anddown the aisles, usually in giggling packs. Teenagers try to impress their friends by talking back to thescreen, whistling, and making what they consider to be hilarious noises. Adults act as if they were athome in their own living rooms and comment loudly on the ages of the stars or why movies arent as goodanymore. And people of all ages crinkle candy wrappers, stick gum on their seats, and drop popcorn tubsor cups of crushed ice and soda on the floor. They also cough and burp, squirm endlessly in their seats,
  2. 2. file out for repeated trips to the rest rooms or concession stand, and elbow you out of the armrest on eitherside of your seat. After arriving home from the movies one night, I decided that I was not going to be a moviegoeranymore. I was tired of the problems involved in getting to the movies and dealing with the theater itselfand some of the patrons. The next day I arranged to have cable TV service installed in my home. I maynow see movies a bit later than other people, but Ill be more relaxed watching box office hits in thecomfort of my own living room. Outline for a Five-Paragraph EssayTitle: ___________________________________________ I. Introduction A. Main idea _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ II. Body A. First supporting idea a. Topic sentence ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Supporting ideas 1. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ B. Second supporting idea a. Topic sentence ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Supporting ideas 1. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
  3. 3. 2. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ C. First supporting idea a. Topic sentence ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Supporting ideas 1. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ III. Conclusion A. Closing statement _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ B. Summary of main idea _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________II. Multiple Choices: These multiple choices are to apply terms. Be careful which one you select.Select the best answer based on your group discussion. 1. In the body of an essay, you start to develop your main idea. Why is this? a. You introduce what you are going to talk about effectively b. You support your thesis statement with supporting details c. You restate the thesis in order to sustain your essay in the body
  4. 4. 2. There is a difference between the closing statement and the conclusion of an essay. What is it? a. Both appear throughout the essay to perform closing actions and they are both similar in term b. The closing statement and the conclusion are the same since they both close and have the same function in the essay c. The closing statement closes an argument and the conclusion is a part that closes the essay3. There are various techniques to end your essay. Name some. a. Summarizing main idea and closing statement b. Restate thesis and thesis statement c. You end your essay by closing your essay at the end4. The main idea of an essay is usually located in the introduction. Why is that? a. The thesis statement and the restate thesis are really much alike b. It is where you state what you are going to talk about c. The main idea is the backbone of the essay and needs to be in the essay5. Why can’t you add new information in the conclusion? a. You need to close your body paragraphs in that last paragraph. b. You need to close your essay entirely c. You need to close your closing statement6. Why does an essay need structure? a. In order to use transitional sentences. This makes your reader see the unity and the organization in the essay. b. In order to close the essay. This makes your reader understand the coherence. c. In order to have coherence and logic7. What happens when an essay does not have structure? a. It loses credibility b. It loses the point of view c. It loses edifice8. Why is the title of an essay important? a. It lets the writer write whatever he or she wants to b. It letsyour reader know what your essay is going to be about c. It gives logic to the introduction9. The order of the writing process is: a. Prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, publishing b. Drafting, prewriting, proofreading, publishing, revising c. Prewriting, drafting, proofreading, revising, publishing
  5. 5. 10. In an essay, the supporting details do a function. What function is this? a. Feed and nurture the information provided in the essay b. Feed and nurture the main idea of the essay c. Feed and nurture the structure of the essay . III. Questions: 1. What is the difference between main idea and summary of the main idea? Explain.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. What would happen if the essay didn’t have a main idea? Explain.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  6. 6. 3. An essay has three parts only: introduction, body, and conclusion. What functions do they all accomplish?________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4. Let’s say that you have to do an essay and the topic is “I Love the Rock Music Genre.” In the introduction, the main idea is stated like this: “Rock is the best music out there.” Name three supporting details to sustain this main idea. Example, answer why is this genre the best rock genre and you may be on track to answer this. 1. 2. 3.