I. Is written formally: A. Does not use I/me/my/mine, you/your/yours, we/us/our/ours, or related words. B. Consists of complete sentences. C. Uses “educated” diction and avoids slang or dialect. D. Is grammatically correct. II. Has five distinct parts, if using the five-paragraph model: A. Introduction 1. Usually includes the thesis (one sentence that sums up the entire essay). 2. Has a transition between the introduction and first body parag...

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Timing In Essay Writing
My Blog / April 22, 2018

Think what are the advantages and then only first exhaust the advantages and then think about the disadvantages and then come to the conclusion what you feel can be used as an introduction put it in the interaction what do you feel immediately you may get an idea as to what should be the conclusion then put it in the conclusion any topic see the idea of they say is to approach the topic from various angles it’s just the statement ...

The Flow Of Your Writing
My Blog / April 8, 2018

You would be amazed as to when you’re reading what a difference that makes it really helps your prose to flow more smoothly and for you to look like a more professional writer so trying to do that after every two or three declarative sentences use a sentence with an introductory phrase and the same thing is true after you’ve used a couple of sentences with internet three phrases then switch back to using the declarative sent...

Essay Writing: The “guiding hand” technique
My Blog / March 18, 2018

Organization is probably one of the most difficult things for students to do when they’re writing an essay. If they have good ideas, often they go off topic and one way to help them stay on topic is this technique called “the guiding hand.” It enables the students to come up with a topic sentence and actually address each of those ideas in the body of the essay. After we have discussed the actual topic that they will b...

THE ACADEMIC ESSAY / FORMAL WRITING
Academic essay / January 10, 2018

I. Is written formally: A. Does not use I/me/my/mine, you/your/yours, we/us/our/ours, or related words. B. Consists of complete sentences. C. Uses “educated” diction and avoids slang or dialect. D. Is grammatically correct. II. Has five distinct parts, if using the five-paragraph model: A. Introduction 1. Usually includes the thesis (one sentence that sums up the entire essay). 2. Has a transition between the introduction and first ...

Peer Review: Favorite Book or Movie Paper
Book/Movie Essay / January 10, 2018

Welcome to the wonderful world of peer-reviewing, where you’ll give one of your classmates feedback on his or her paper. The most important thing about peer review is to be tactful; the second most important is to put some thought and effort into it! Use the same care and attention with your classmate’s paper that you’d want someone to put into yours. After you’ve filled out this sheet (both sides), give it back to your classmat...

Book or Movie Thesis Worksheet
Book/Movie Essay / January 10, 2018

Name of Book or Movie: Reason # 1 people should read/watch it: Why is reason # 1 important? What effect does it have on the audience? Specific example # 1: Specific example # 2: Specific example # 3: Reason # 2 people should read/watch it: Why is reason # 2 important? What effect does it have on the audience? Specific example # 1: Specific example # 2: Specific example # 3: Reason # 3 people should read/watch it: Why is reason # 3 impor...

Tips for Assignment Essay about Favorite Book or Movie
Book/Movie Essay / January 10, 2018

1. Don’t get bogged down describing the plot or characters in your movie review. Only give your reader necessary information. 2. Avoid spoilers if you can (“ . . . and this all leads up to the stunning revelation in The Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader is, in fact, Luke’s father”). Building curiosity or suspense in your movie review is a Good Thing. 3. Pretend your reader doesn’t trust you. He or she isn’t going to run r...

Favorite Book or Movie Essay
Book/Movie Essay / January 10, 2018

Your purpose in this term paper is to convince your reader to read your favorite book or see your favorite movie. For this paper you’ll focus on creating and supporting a thesis. This will be a 5-paragraph essay with a “Works Cited” page but no internal cites; your term paper’s organization should follow the basic format of Introduction, Reason 1, Reason 2, Reason 3, Conclusion. This is an informal paper and can freely use I/we ...

Term Paper Rubric – Scholarly Academic Writing
Term paper / January 10, 2018

Requirements for a professionally written term paper: 1. Organization. The term paper has a clear introduction, a logical organization/sequence of ideas presented, a clear summary or conclusion. Each paragraph works as a unit and with a topic sentence. 2. Content. The matter addressed in the paper is appropriate in scope and depth to the topic, drawn from credible, scholarly sources that inform the writing. Author contributions are made...

Have You Heard About the All On The Same Page Bookstore?
My Blog / November 15, 2017

These days anything goes in the book world! And the song, Anything Goes, was what was playing today when I first stepped foot in St. Louis’s newest bookstore called All on the Same Page. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend their grand opening today at 10am, and I’m so glad I did. So, I decided to write my essay quick for you.  All on the Same Page Bookstore is located at 11052 Olive Blvd in Creve Coeur across the street fro...