Paragraph Formation

September 8, 2008 | 2 Comments

Point/evidence/analysis Each body paragraph should make a point (preferably in its topic sentence). That point should be followed by specific evidence that proves it and by analysis that augments the point and its evidence. (POINT/Topic Sentence) A third characteristic of the bond between Jane and Elizabeth that has implications for their relationships with their future […]

Choose a Topic. What is a Topic? Define a PROBLEM within your topic. How? Explore/ Analyze the PROBLEM. How? Create a Thesis Statement. What is a Thesis Statement? Find evidence that supports the Thesis Statement. Organize your writing around your Thesis Statement. How? sample-thesis-statements Using a thesis statement Structure of an analytical essay Sample Paragraph […]

Structure of an Essay

January 14, 2008 | 2 Comments

One of the first things new college students need to learn is how to structure an analytical essay. Here is a worksheet that I use in my first writing workshop in first-year courses. The purpose of the worksheet is to show the connection between thesis statement and topic sentences and to demonstrate the three elements […]

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