Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Organizing and Planning an Essay

Planning Your Essay:
Read the introduction
Underline the thesis. Don't have one? Oops! Work on it.

On a separate piece of paper:
Paragraph 1: Write the topic of the paragraph
-give examples
-give illustrations
-give description, or quotations
Anything that will support the ONE topic in that paragraph.
Do the same for the rest of the paragraphs.

**Remember 1 topic to a paragraph.
Look at your conclusion. Does it reflect the intro? Does it complete the essay or leave the reader hanging.

AFTER doing this process, go to the ADC. Ask for help with focus.

Did you develop each idea in each paragraph?
Did you use examples, description, quotes etc to support the main idea of the paragraph & develop the thesis. ?
Is there one topic to a paragraph?

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