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5 paragraph essays

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Ashley Austin

on 11 February 2014

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Transcript of 5 paragraph essays

1. Pre-write
2. Shape the Essay
3. First Draft
4. Peer Responses
5. Revision
6. Final Draft
Steps to Write a 5 Paragraph Essay
Other Parts of a 5 Paragraph Essay
-Thesis
-Topic sentence
-Concrete Detail (CD)
-Commentary (CM)
-Chunk
-Concluding Sentence
5 Paragraph Essays
Other Writing Terms
analyze
cite
compare
contrast
define
describe
diagram
discuss
evaluate
explain
Writing Terms for Essays
Consists of:
-The Introduction
-The Body
-The Conclusion
By: Ashley Austin, Maria Saric, and Christine Teague
1-23-14
6th Period

Introduction
Body
Conclusion
The first paragraph in an essay.
A middle paragraphs in an essay.
The last paragraph in an essay.

Thesis
Topic Sentence
Concrete Detail
Commentary
Chunk
Concluding Sentence
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.
identify
illustrate
interpret
justify
outline
paraphrase
persuade
prove
relate
summarize
Pre-write
First Draft
The process of getting your concrete details down on paper before you organize your essay into paragraphs
The first version of your essay.
Define:
Give clear meanings to terms. Answered by giving meaning and examples.
Analyze:
Break down the topic, issue or problem into parts or principles in order to understand the whole.
Cite:
Provide quote, illustration and/or fact as evidence to support a subjective
statement.
Compare:
Look for qualities or characteristics that resemble one another.
Describe:
Give a word or picture of something; tell a story in detail. The word directs you to organize the answer either spatially or chronologically.
Contrast:
Stress the differences between qualities or characteristics, events or problems.
Evaluate:
Make a judgment of value. It means to assess; to show the worth or lack of worth of a particular thing
Illustrate:
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.
Diagram:
Give a drawing, chart, plan or graphic answer. Label it and if necessary, add a brief explanation or description.
Identify:
Locate, make known or bring out a particular "thing" meaning of the term.
Explain:
Clarify, interpret, spell out, analyze and account for material you present.
Paraphrase:
Restate a given passage in your own words.
Justify:
Prove or give reasons for a decision or conclusions. The writer must stress the advantages of a position over the disadvantages.
Outline:
Organize a description under main points and lesser points, omitting minor details and stressing the arrangement or classification of things.
Discuss:
Give the long and complete response to the specific question.
Interpret:
Translate, clarify, elucidate, expound or explain the significance of. It is often used with famous quotations or important passages.
Persuade:
Use evidence and reasoning to convince the reader to agree with your point of view.
Prove:
Establish that something is true or untrue by citing factual evidence and explaining how that evidence contributes to the truth or fallacy.
Relate:
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. . . ."
Summarize:
Give the main points or facts in condensed form, omitting details and illustrations.
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