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Today’s Lesson

• Outline and Drafting
• Review
• Midterm

Essay Writing
Class 6
Taught by
Fazil Munir BA JD Esq

• Silently read the essay on page 110 • Answer the questions on page 109 • Be prepared to discuss  .

Draft • • • • • Outlines are skeletons Drafts are children.Outlining v. • It IS mandatory to turn in the essay (next Friday) – You can leave it on my desk • Today you should sign the attendance twice.com • It is not mandatory to meet with me but helpful. – If there is no time. – famunir37@gmail. we can continue on Saturday. . There will be no class next week (week 7) Instead you will write a draft and outline for an essay I will be in my office next Tuesday from 10-4 to edit your essays.

Use strong specific words! – It makes people want to read the essay. – Use an interesting word or phrase . – It does not merely repeat the thesis statement. – It may hint at the main point but does not state it directly.Title • It is what your reader sees first.

• Topic: Job Interview Skills • Thesis: Job Applicants can improve their chances of success through preparation • Title – Will you get the job? – Turning Interviews into Touchdowns – How to Ace an Interview .

– SUPPORT POINT: doesn’t want me to know what’s going on • TOPIC SENTENCE: While she used to tell me everything. – SUPPORT POINT: developing an “attitude” • TOPIC SENTENCE: The surest and most annoying sign that she is becoming a teenager is that she has developed a definite “attitude. now she is secretive and private. even when they are sitting with her while I’m driving them.” . – SUPPORT POINT: constantly texting friends • TOPIC SENTENCE: She texts friends constantly.Title? What kind of support? • THESIS STATEMENT: My younger sister is showing signs of becoming a teenager. – SUPPORT POINT: a new style of clothes • TOPIC SENTENCE: She used to like really cute clothing. but now she has a new style.

Supporting detail 2 for support point 1 (and so on) • B. Topic sentence for support point 1 (paragraph 2) – 1. Supporting detail 1 for support point 2 – 2. Topic sentence for support point 2 (paragraph 3) – 1.Outline • Thesis statement (part of introductory paragraph) • A. Topic sentence for support point 3 (paragraph 4) – 1. Supporting detail 1 for support point 3 – 2. Supporting detail 1 for support point 1 – 2. Supporting detail 2 for support point 2 (and so on) • C. Supporting detail 2 for support point 3 (and so on) • Concluding paragraph (paragraph 5) .

someone cleaning a closet where a loaded gun is stored may handle the gun in a way that causes it to go off and injure him or her. . wounding or killing the other person. Guns also feature in many reports of “crimes of passion. Considering these factors.Paragraph to Essay Title??? • People who keep guns in their houses risk endangering both themselves and others.” A couple with a violent history has a fight. and in a fit of rage one gets the gun and shoots the other. for many people. accidentally killing themselves or their playmates. Most common and most tragic are incidents in which children find loaded guns and play with them. the risks of keeping guns in the home outweigh the advantages. Many accidental injuries happen when a weapon is carelessly stored or handled. For example.

” – A couple with a violent history has a fight. • Guns also feature in many reports of “crimes of passion. accidentally killing themselves or their playmates. – For example. the risks of keeping guns in the home outweigh the advantages. for many people. • Most common and most tragic are incidents in which children find loaded guns and play with them.• People who keep guns in their houses risk endangering both themselves and others. • Many accidental injuries happen when a weapon is carelessly stored or handled. . wounding or killing the other person. and in a fit of rage one gets the gun and shoots the other. someone cleaning a closet where a loaded gun is stored may handle the gun in a way that causes it to go off and injure him or her. • Considering these factors.

facts. interesting fact. • Conclusion – Summarize the thesis (using different words) – Call to action/reflection or observation on topic/ thoughtprovoking statement.Review • Bridges/Transitions • Introductory Paragraph – Contains the thesis – Hook the reader (get their attention) • Tell a story (anecdote). – Summarize main points . • Body Paragraphs (3-4) – Topic Sentence – Support Topic Sentence with anecdotes. analysis. etc. quote.

I know that poor preparation. great expense.AIDS. • From my personal experience. and insect infestation can cause most family picnics to fail. • Social ostracism.3 Good Thesis Statements • Dracula was one of the better films this summer because if its setting. alcohol consumption. and philosophy. . and personal hardship are three of the worst problems suffered by people afflicted by the most dangerous disease of the century . action.

– SUPPORT POINT: Spanish language used in lots of places • TOPIC SENTENCE: Wherever you go in America. culture. – Support: 69 % of Americans love Shakira.S.Outline of an Essay. Ricky Martin is most popular singer in America… . … – SUPPORT POINT: new kinds of music and popular musicians • TOPIC SENTENCE: Every American is familiar with Latin American music stars such as Shakira and Ricky Martin. Rubios. answering machine at bank… – SUPPORT POINT: lots of different kinds of foods • TOPIC SENTENCE: Spanish food is ubiquitous in America. – Support: Taco Bell. Title? • THESIS STATEMENT: The Latin American influence is obvious in many areas of U. you will see or hear Spanish. – Support: signs in stores.

culture. … – SUPPORT POINT: new kinds of music and popular musicians • Support: Shakira and Ricky Martin. – SUPPORT POINT: Spanish language used in lots of places – Support: signs in stores. Rubios. salsa music .S. answering machine at bank… – SUPPORT POINT: lots of different kinds of foods • Support: Taco Bell.Outline: Skelaton of Essay • THESIS STATEMENT: The Latin American influence is obvious in many areas of U.

– SUPPORT POINT: • Support: – SUPPORT POINT: • Support: – SUPPORT POINT: • Support: .Sample outline • THESIS STATEMENT: The American influence is evident in many areas of Indonesian culture.

Outline existing essay • Title: • Thesis • Topic Sentence for Supporting Paragraph • Topic Sentence for Supporting Paragraph • Topic Sentence for Supporting Paragraph • Conclusion: .

Thesis. • What are the benefits of going to college? . • 25-35 sentences. question or fill in the blank. • Who is your role model? – My role model is __________ because • Write in English.

I am living proof that beginning a home workout regimen will become a positive.Introduction • HOOK the reader. Do not despair. and can lead you to improve other aspects of your life as well. has a maximum gain for minimum pain. you can start a new exercise routine at home. Americans gain seven pounds in that six-week period. On average. beginning with Halloween candy and ending with the last sip of eggnog on Christmas evening. there is hope! Instead of fearing the holiday weight gain and spending money on expensive exercise clubs. • Have you ever noticed how many gym membership advertisements appear on television right after the New Year? Many people overindulge through the holiday season. • Question • Statistics. life-altering experience that quickly balances your physical and emotional health. • General to Specific .

Hook the Reader • Something snapped inside Jerry Sola during his evening commute through the Chicago suburbs two years ago. When the driver in front of the fifty-one-year-old salesman suddenly slammed on his brakes. • What do you think this essay is about? . “Why Are We So Angry?” • Anecdote. • — Dianne Hales. Still steaming when both cars stopped at a red light. Sola grabbed a golf club from the backseat and got out. Sola got so incensed that he gunned his engine to cut in front of the man.

Wrap up Conclusion • Since his roadside epiphany. “I am a changed person.” he says. “especially behind the wheel. And if I feel myself getting angry. I don’t have to listen to the news on the car radio. Instead. Jerry Sola has conscientiously worked to rein in his rage. I ask a simple question: ‘Why should I let a person I’m never going to see again control my mood and ruin my whole day?’” • — Dianne Hales. I force myself to smile at rude drivers. soothing music. I put on nice. “Why Are We So Angry?” .

• Each paragraph has a topic sentences that supports the thesis. confident thesis statement states my main point. • All of the sentences are complete. • The title reinforces the main point. (consisting of a subject and verb. • The conclusion reinforces my main point and makes an additional observation. • The introduction will interest readers. • The other sentences in the paragraph support the topic sentence.Checklist for first draft • A clear. and expressing a complete thought) .

_________________ • Being a good ____________ requires skills such as ______. • Why do men and women often misunderstand each other? • What are some of the benefits of going to college? • I want to be a singer because… .• My favorite _______ is ___________ because _________. ____________.

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