Essay Writing

  n  4-10 sentences make a paragraph  
  n  Do not use contractions: he’ll, didn’t ain’t, don’t, weren’t, they’ll etc. Instead use he will, did not,  he was, do not, were not, they will
  n  Instead of saying he said, say that  “he argued, he maintained, he posited, he believed, he asserted, declared, remarked, commented, reported, added, announced. Etc.”
  n  Use a colon (:)  after a list. “They had many children: Robert, Tom, Helen, Jane, William.”
  n  Use a semicolon (;) to connect two closely related sentences. 

Paragraph #1 Introductory Paragraph                             
  n  A few sentences that introduces your overall topic. ( consider: What was happening? Where was it happening? When was it happening? Who was involved? Why was it happening?)
  n  Thesis statement of a sentence, or sentences, that contains the main point you are going to argue in this essay
  n  A few sentences that briefly mention the supporting evidence you are going to talk about in the coming paragraphs: FORECASTING.  (
  n  Supporting evidence should be discussed in the order you mention them in your INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH. (so, if you evidence is represented as 8,Y,K, then your coming paragraphs should be in what order? …..8…Y…K…

Paragraph #2
Details about supporting evidence “8”
Who, What, Where, Why, When

Paragraph #3
Details about supporting evidence “Y”
Who, What, Where, Why, When
Paragraph #4
Details about supporting  evidence “K”
Who, What, Where, Why, When

Paragraph #5 CONCLUSION
   n  Your conclusion is your opportunity to wrap up your essay in a tidy package and bring it home for your reader
   n   have you accomplished what you set out to accomplish in his essay? It is also important to judge for yourself that you have, in fact, done so
   n  Do not, in any case, simply restate your thesis statement in your final paragraph, as that would be redundant. Having read your essay, we should understand this main thought with fresh and deeper understanding, and your conclusion wants to reflect what we have learned.

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