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 paragr...

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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 b...

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 classmate alo...

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 im...

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 right out ...

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 and o...

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 m...

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 from ...

Book Reviews For Your Week-End 2
My Blog / February 15, 2017

  Book Review: Amazing! Rating: 5 stars Richard Feynman always amazes me. This book is my first experience with QED. when I was just one high school student, I read it during a boring holiday, I was attracted by it at once! the book tells you what is physics, tells you how beautiful physics is! I think everyone who have fundamental physics knowledge can understand QED from the book,. someone usually say S.Hawking’s” ...

Book Reviews For Your Week-End
My Blog / February 11, 2017

  Book Review: Read it Rating: 5 stars This book is great! There isn’t much to say here that hasn’t already been said. If you have a desire to learn about quantum mechanics but you lack a science background, this book simply cannot be beat. This is the only book that gives you the real deal. A Brief History, Elegant Universe, etc. all gloss over the topic. But don’t fool yourself. Even though Feynman is a great...

The Best Book Reviews for Teenagers
My Blog / February 10, 2017

Book Review:  Why Does He Do That Rating: 5 stars Great book! Every woman, every teenage young girl, every teenage boy should read this book. This book is so helpful in understanding the victim role. If women can’t recognize that they themselves are victims then they can’t teach their daughters to not be victims. This book should be required reading for every high school student that wants to graduate. Book Review: No-non...