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Writing a Process Analysis Essay

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Transcript of Writing a Process Analysis Essay

Writing a Process Analysis Essay
Process Analysis Essay
Process -->
a series of steps taken in order to achieve a particular end

Analysis -->
a close, detailed look or careful examination at how something is done
the Process Analysis Essay
This will be a five paragraph essay. There will be an introduction with a thesis statement, three body paragraphs that each have a topic sentence, and a conclusion.

In order to complete this type of essay effectively, your process should include at least three large steps.
Needs an attention grabber
Needs a thesis statement
Does not include any of the steps for the process
Should be have topic overview
Should include an explanation as to why this topic is something worth knowing how to do
3 Body Paragraphs
Sum up your main topic.
Give your reader a So What? Why did you tell me all of this? What is the big lesson?
Conclude with one of the five closing techniques.
This type of essay could also be called...
A How To Essay
The steps that your process follows are included here
There need to be at least three detailed chunks or steps
There likely will be smaller steps within these large ones
They need to be in chronological order (time)
They should not be listed as step one or two or three.
Need effective transitions to make process clear
There should be three body
Example of an Introduction
Example of an Unacceptable Process Analysis Essay (This sounds just like a recipe)
It is fairly easy to cook a delicious apple cobbler. Here are the things you need: two cups of apples (peeled and sliced); 1 1/2 cups of sugar; two sticks of butter or margarine; two cups of flour. Pour apples into a large bowl. Add sugar slowly. Blend in butter or margarine. Pre-heat oven to 525 degrees. Place bowl on center rack of oven. Cook for 30 minutes or until brown on the top.
The phenomenal scent of warm apples and sweet sugar wafts through the house. It sways and dances through the air all the way from ornate front door to the immense kitchen. A soft glow shines out from the glass window on the stainless steel oven door, and it calls out to everyone who passes. One glance inside reveals the deliciously concocted apple cobbler cooking with a crisp sugary crust. Many people find cooking such a tasty treat to be a daunting task. However, it can be accomplished fairly easily. Anyone can bake an apple cobbler as long as they follow the proper steps.
Example of a Body Paragraph
To begin, one needs to gather up all the necessary equipment needed for baking an apple cobbler. First, an apple peeler or sharp knife will be needed. This will be an important tool for preparing the apples for baking. Then, indispensable tools to have on hand will be measuring cups. These will be used to ensure accuracy when adding the ingredients together. Also, a large mixing bowl and mixer should be on hand. This will be used to blend all the ingredients together smoothly to create the right consistency. Finally, a pan will be the final component needed. The cobbler will be baked inside of it. Once all of this equipment is prepared then it will be time to get the ingredients ready.
Example of a Conclusion
In the end, everyone may sample the final product when the baking reaches its culmination. As long as the steps were followed correctly, the cobbler should be a delicious treat for all to enjoy. Baking may seem like an insurmountable task, but it really is as easy as pie. Since it is so easy, one can show their family how much they care with some lovin' from the oven! There is no one more important than family and taking this opportunity will let them know. To do this, people will have to step outside of their comfort zones and into the kitchen. There they can concoct not only an amazing apple cobbler, but they can also try their hand at some tasty tarts or lip-smackingly-sugary-sweet scones. Trying is the first step. After that, the next great culinary genius may soon be revealed.
Now it's Your Turn
Now we are going to practice structuring our own process analysis essay utilizing a graphic organizer.

We will start to thinking of all the necessary steps, in order.

Then we will take that step-by-step process and turn it into a well-written and effective essay in sentence and paragraph form.
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