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Writing an Essay
Transcript of Writing an Essay
Let's start with the...
Thesis: follow the formula. Turn the essential question into a statement + 1st support + 2nd support + 3rd support.
your entire introduction.
...should support your claim! You can cite
directly "..." or paraphrase...BUT, it should
always lead back to your thesis.
Go ahead, check!
Explain how it
DOES IT? This will score
you big points in...
And finally... the CONCLUSION.
This should summarize all of your
ideas discussed in your essay.
It should REPHRASE your claim.
It should clarify your point.
It should "bring it all together"
*It should include the unanswered
...and not as the final line!
Are you guilty of any of these?
Incorrect or "made-up" facts
Simple "labels" not subheadings
Evidence in the wrong paragraph
Symbols for words
No citations (plagiarized???)
They began to stretch telephone lines across the country, which eventually led to cheaper goods for consumers.
We will never know if there was a rivalry between the two men.
Mr. Flager built such a fast and luxurious train that could go to NY in a 20 hour trip. Mr. Plant...one of his ships could carry 700 passengers to Jamaica in a luxurious and comfortable way.
Flagler and Plant wanted to bring in more tourists and in order to make that happen, Flagler made many hotels. Flagler first built 3 hotels in ST. Augustine. Flagler also made a luxury hotel in hopes of bringing in richer people to make more money. Plant on the other hand really worked hard to make his steamboat dream come true. While Plant was working on that he also built a few hotels in Florida. Plant's main focus however was the Grand Duchess.
What do YOU need to improve?