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Building a Solid Essay

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									Building a Solid Essay
          English Composition and
          Grammar

          Created Fall 2002 by
          Amy Lawrence
Foundation = Subject

                   With a faulty subject,
                    an entire essay can
                    crumble
                   Start broad, then
                    narrow
                   Keep focused
                   Stay interesting
Frame = Thesis

                     Framework of your
  THESIS STATEMENT     essay
                     Arguable
                      Believable
                       – AVOID-
                           Broad topics
      SUBJECT
                           Far-fetched
                            ideas
Roof = Supporting Sentences

                        Protect the Thesis
                         Statement
      Point A           Holes in the Supporting
      Point B            Sentences = Leaks in
      Point C
                         your Argument
  THESIS STATEMENT




      SUBJECT
Windows = Examples

                Show the reader the
                 feasibility of your
                 argument
                Invite the reader to
                 Experience your
                 subject
Paint, Shutters = Style, Diction

                     Colorful Language
                     Descriptive Language
                     Your writing style
                      gives your paper
                      personality
                     Style and Diction are
                      what make your
                      paper, your paper!
Final Product = Solid Essay

                         Regular Maintenance
                           – Revision
       Point A                    Arguable Thesis?
       Point B                    Holes in Argument?
       Point C
                                  Style, Diction?
   THESIS STATEMENT
                          –   Editing
                                  Spelling
                                  Grammar



       SUBJECT
You Have Built One Solid Essay!

								
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