Persuasive Essay Prompts
1. Situation: Many high school students hold part-time jobs after school.
Directions: Think about the effects part-time jobs have on students. Do part-time jobs hinder or help a student’s educational goals? Prompt: Now write to convince your guidance counselor to accept your view...
persuasive essay about a subject for which I do not care. The only thing I could think to try to convince people to do was to refuse to write a persuasive essay ever again. I faced a kind of moral paradox with this, though. If I wrote a persuasive essay telling people not to write persuasive essays, what...
PERSUASIVE ESSAY ONLINE RESOURCES
MIDDLE SCHOOL DEBATE – IDEAS FOR PERSUASIVE ESSAY TOPICS http://middleschooldebate.com/index.htm This is an excellent help for students when beginning to write persuasive essays on different topics, some of which may be rather controversial. Click first on Topics link to find a topic list...
straightforward essay that summarizes aspects of the subject matter. A more effective thesis statement reflects a specific viewpoint or opinion about the subject matter; the essay, in turn, represents the detailed argument that supports this viewpoint. Most teachers prefer this kind of essay; they are interested...
An essay contains the following:
Introductory Paragraph – a general statement, the title of the text(s) and the author(s), the key arguments briefly stated, and a thesis statement.
The Body Paragraphs – a topic sentence which introduces the key idea of the paragraph, a brief description...
Focus your essay around the obstacle you've overcome. And don't make it a stodgy, impersonal thing like time management. Folks that give out scholarships do it not only to help someone else with their education, but to feel some noble purpose has been served. Kinda cynical, but true.
Writing an essay
Define the context of your essay. The context is the scope of the essay. What are you being asked to write about? The context can include multiple parameters including:
Topic. Sometimes your teacher or professor will give you a prompt that you're required to use. If you do get...
Substantial - Your thesis should be a claim for which it is easy to answer every reader's question: "So what?"
Supportable - A thesis must be a claim that you can prove with the evidence at hand (e.g., evidence from your texts or from your research). Your claim should not be outlandish...
Narrative Essays: To Tell a Story
There are four types of essays:
Exposition - gives information about various topics to the reader.
Description - describes in detail characteristics and traits.
Argument - convinces the reader by demonstrating the truth or falsity of a topic.
Five-Paragraph Essay Final
A Fish? Or Another Pet?
What do you think of when you hear “classroom” pet? A dog? A hamster? What about fish? Imagine your self in class, bored out of you mind, daydreaming about having a classroom pet. Well, now you can have a classroom pet that students and, even teachers will love...
ESL 05 Make your ESL teacher happy
Paragraph 1: Format!
The first way to write a successful in-class essay is to consider the formatting. The teacher does not want any stress when she reads your essay, so make it look nice! First be sure to write your name and the page number on each page, and...
How to Write an Essay
ANALYSE THE ESSAY QUESTION
1 ) Identify Keywords:
-Focus-Keywords: Set out the topic; tell you what to write about, always keep them at front of your mind.
-Approach Keywords: Tell you what you are required to do with the topic, how to approach the topic, rather: how to...
To what extend “The curious incident of the dog in the night-Time” a coming of age story?
The curious incident of the dog in the night-time is a coming of age story, or a novel of formation or rite of passage or it is also known as Bildungsroman, this is a novel whose principal subject...
really did steal the money; he later repented his deed, and took the money back to the teacher without having spent any of it. Yet the money never surfaced. Who would have believed him if he had told on the teacher, an impeccable figure of authority, who grabbed her chance and spent the money on herself...
for the telling. All narrative essays will have characters, setting, climax, and most importantly, a plot. The plot is the focus of the story and is usually revealed chronologically, but there are sometimes flash forwards and flash backs.
In writing a narrative essay, remember to:
Persuasive Essay: Grade 5
Writing Unit 3
Unit Title: Persuasive Essay
Duration: 4 weeks
1. Writers study mentor texts to understand the genre of persuasive writing.
2. Writers generate ideas for writing persuasive essays.
3. Writers learn strategies for writing effective persuasive essays.
The Academic Essay: Rough Draft
Sitting down and thinking about how to write an academic essay? This essay will discuss all the things one should know in regard to writing an academic essay. Firstly this essay will discuss how to conduct research for an academic essay, and explain in detail what research...
by Jodi McKay
Part A - Explanatory Paragraph
The scene where Jamal takes Forrester to the empty baseball field is a pivotal point in their relationship and the movie. While researching Forrester, Jamal knew the baseball...
letters announcing the High School Essay Contest are sent to District area high school principals and department chairs with entry forms that are forwarded to teachers for distribution to students.
Participating students are required to compose an original essay using expository, descriptive, narrative...
Five-Paragraph Essay Project: Brainstorming
To do well on a project you should be prepared to spend time over several days to do your best work. You should plan to apply yourself to your project, take a break from it, and come back several times in order to polish and refine your work. ...
given topic, but they never follow-through to justify those opinions. The first thing that one must realize is that your audience (the smart reader) is not in the least bit interested in your “opinion” or anyone's opinion for that matter. This is a shock to some students who believe that what we've been...
Reflective Essay: A Good Teacher…
Standard 1: Development, learning, and motivation-
A teacher has his or her own style or way of motivating their students. Motivation plays an important part in a student’s success of learning and development. There are times when teachers spend more time with their...
How to Write the Standard 5 Paragraph Essay
A Girl Who No Longer Exists
Wed October 22nd, 2008
Many people, teachers and students alike, loathe the five paragraph essay. They call it constraining because it's too formulaic or they complain that it requires too narrow a line of thinking. I'm not saying...
I. The Nature of the Essay
C. Types of Essays
1. Formal or impersonal essay
2. Informal or familiar essay
II. Elements of the Essay
B. Idea/ Thesis
memory”. Rodriguez's essay, “The lonely, good company of books” was published in his autobiography “Hunger of memory” in 1982. Rodriguez's thesis in his essay, “The lonely, good company of book”, expresses his concerns for the pressures of reading in the education system.
In the essay “The lonely, good...
Argumentative Essay: “Why Don’t We Complain?”
Throughout once in your life, you may have been confronted with a situation where you accept inconveniences instead of taking action. According to William F. Buckley, American people everywhere have refrained from “trying to rectify irrational vexations”...
He convinces the reader that it is the way to go by his choice of words to describe each method and pushes the reader to favor problem-posing over the banking concept. He also leaves out different views of each method to strengthen his argument. Freire compares the banking concept to teachers “filling”...
write your best essay ever...
Whatever the essay you have been asked to write, the key to making it as effective as it can be is to write it as a wellstructured and well-supported argument. You will find that an ‘argument’ essay is easier to plan, more fulfilling to write and for your teacher (or the...
In this activity, you will read a persuasive essay and then write one of your own. The essay
you write will use persuasive techniques and evidence to argue for adopting a good habit.
You will evaluate a peer’s work and get peer feedback on your own essay using the...
Four types of essays exist including: narration, description, exposition, and argument. Each type has a unique purpose: some tell a story, some are descriptive and others prevent viewpoints. One of the best ways to better understand each type of essay is to review examples.
Types of Essays