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5 paragraph essays
Transcript of 5 paragraph essays
2. Shape the Essay
3. First Draft
4. Peer Responses
6. Final Draft
Steps to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay
Other Parts of a 5 Paragraph Essay
-Concrete Detail (CD)
5 Paragraph Essays
Other Writing Terms
Writing Terms for Essays
By: Ashley Austin, Maria Saric, and Christine Teague
The first paragraph in an essay.
A middle paragraphs in an essay.
The last paragraph in an essay.
A sentence with a subject and an opinion that comes somewhere in your introductory paragraph and usually at the end.
The first sentence in a body paragraph that must have a subject and an opinion for that paragraph.
Specific details that form the backbone or core of your body paragraphs.
Your opinion or comment about something; not to be confused with a concrete detail.
One sentence of concrete detail and two sentences of commentary.
The last sentence in a body paragraph.
The process of getting your concrete details down on paper before you organize your essay into paragraphs
The first version of your essay.
Give clear meanings to terms. Answered by giving meaning and examples.
Break down the topic, issue or problem into parts or principles in order to understand the whole.
Provide quote, illustration and/or fact as evidence to support a subjective
Look for qualities or characteristics that resemble one another.
Give a word or picture of something; tell a story in detail. The word directs you to organize the answer either spatially or chronologically.
Stress the differences between qualities or characteristics, events or problems.
Make a judgment of value. It means to assess; to show the worth or lack of worth of a particular thing
Show by means of a picture,chart, diagram, or some visual representation. It can also mean to give a concrete verbal example or clarify a problem.
Give a drawing, chart, plan or graphic answer. Label it and if necessary, add a brief explanation or description.
Locate, make known or bring out a particular "thing" meaning of the term.
Clarify, interpret, spell out, analyze and account for material you present.
Restate a given passage in your own words.
Prove or give reasons for a decision or conclusions. The writer must stress the advantages of a position over the disadvantages.
Organize a description under main points and lesser points, omitting minor details and stressing the arrangement or classification of things.
Give the long and complete response to the specific question.
Translate, clarify, elucidate, expound or explain the significance of. It is often used with famous quotations or important passages.
Use evidence and reasoning to convince the reader to agree with your point of view.
Establish that something is true or untrue by citing factual evidence and explaining how that evidence contributes to the truth or fallacy.
Show the connection or logical association between two or more "things" through similarities, such as their origins, functions, or traits. Can also mean TELL, as in " your experience. . . ."
Give the main points or facts in condensed form, omitting details and illustrations.