Essay Writing

Essay Directions and Rubric

Essay How is the essay organized?  Does it flow nicely or are there abrupt changes?  Are different topics separated by paragraphs? Paper must be your own words, or no more than 10% cited quotes.  To receive the most points, there should be no directly copied sentences that are uncited. Essay should use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and writing rules. Does…

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Essay Writing

How to write an essay

Choose your topic for your essay Ask important questions Pick something you like/are interested in Stay original Research Find Sources Find at least 10 sources (yes, 10!) If you cannot find 10 sources, your topic is too broad or too specific. Change topic of essay. Do NOT use Wikipedia, About.com, Google, etc. as sources. These are NOT legitimate sources.  But,…

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Essay Writing

Revised Thesis & MLA Outline

For this step in your research process, you will be writing an MLA-formatted outline for your paper. Revise your thesis statement After learning more about your topic, your thesis may need some adjustments Make sure you have enough evidence to support your thesis (if not, you’ll need to continue with your research) Determine your main ideas These will ultimately turn…

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