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Welcome to Paragraphs to Essays

Assignment Due:    00/00/0000

Introduction:  Level III of the Just-Right (TM) Writing series will teach you how to

  • decide what to write,

  • how to expand your writing, and

  • know when it's good enough to submit to an instructor or parent.   

 

Writing essays may seem difficult, but when you know the plan, it's easy to

  • brainstorm and organize your thoughts,

  • construct a strong thesis,

  • Identify and develop your points,

  • construct a good rough draft, 

  • revise and edit to improve your writing,

  • give credit to your sources, and

  • submit an assignment you can be proud of!

 

The essay types we will explore are:  the "mini" essay, reasons & examples, compare & contrastcause & effect, descriptive, classification, and persuasive.

The Details: You will continue to explore the Writing Process, which will help you organize your thoughts for any kind of project you have to complete.  In addition, you will learn to choose the best purpose for your writing based on your audience.  You will also learn how to choose good sources to support your points, and how to give credit where credit is due! 

 

It's really more of a "thinking process." For example, in the prewriting stage of the Writing Process, you will organize your thoughts using great visuals such as graphic organizers and writing scaffolds.  These take the mystery out of organizing and developing your ideas.  In addition, you will learn more strategies to revise and edit your work.   You will also continue to apply the six traits (Development of IdeasOrganizationStyle, Word Choice, Sentence Variety, Conventions) that all good writers use. Finally, you will learn how to get feedback from your peers, your parents, and your instructor, and you will learn how to give good feedback to your peers.

 

Conclusion:  We know writing is challenging for you, so rest assured we will walk with you step-by-step.  If you practice the material presented, we feel certain you will see that writing essays is not rocket-science, and that if you can have a conversation, you CAN write!

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