Essay tutorial by tX3sBy

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									    Essay tutorial
Prompt, prewrite, thesis, body
paragraphs, stuff to be sure of
              Prompt
• Pick it apart
• Subject, object (parameters), verb, key
  words

• Compare the effect of colonization on
  Africa and India in the 16th century.
• Compare the development of Confucianism
  and Hinduism during the Ancient and
  Classical periods.
          Comparative
• Acceptable thesis
  1. address the comparison
  2. address all parts of the question
  3. set out categories for comparison
• Body paragraphs
  1. by categories discussing both objects in
  EACH paragraph
  2. topic sentences
• Make direct comparisons using
  comparative words
                Prewrite
• Essential
• How to:
  – No longer than 5 minutes
     • Organize your 3 talking points
        – Comparative statement as topic sentence can work
            » Comparative words – pick 5 you love and use over
              and over
        – 3 facts per talking point
     • Jot analysis points for each talking point
     • Write thesis
                Thesis
• 3 jobs
• Comparative words again – pick 5 you love
• 1 – 3 sentences long

• Is this a good thesis?
  – Egypt and Indus were similar and different in
    religion, social structure and politics.
  Body Paragraphs – 3 of
          them
• Most prompts will lead to 3 body
  paragraphs
• Topic sentence – must be your comparative
  sentence – hint, hint
• MUST address both objects of the prompt
  in every paragraph
• Analysis sentence at end of the paragraph
  – BECAUSE, IN ORDER TO, DUE TO
    Stuff to be sure of
• MUST write in black pen
• PAST tense
• NO pronouns
• Watch, watch, watch those key
  words
• Must compare in EACH body
  paragraph
• 1st paragraph – thesis
• 2nd paragraph – talking point #1
   – Comparative statement for topic #1
       • Fact 1
       • Fact 2
       • Fact 3
   – Analysis statement - why
• 3rd paragraph talking point #2
   – Comparative statement for topic
       • Fact 1
       • Fact 2
       • Fact 3
   – Analysis statement - why
• 4th paragraph talking point #3
   – Comparative statement for topic
       • Fact 1
       • Fact 2
       • Fact 3
   – Analysis statement - why
• 5th paragraph - conclusion

								
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