Instructor

Ms. Jennise Conley

Neuroeducational Specialist/Secondary Instructor

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Overview

Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to

  • understand the importance of writing as a practical skill.
  • understand the differences between and similarities among three types of essays: argument, analysis, and descriptive.
  • know the components of a five-paragraph essay.
  • be able to complete all the necessary steps in writing a five-paragraph essay, including picking a topic, brainstorming, outlining, writing, and revising.
  • have completed 1-3 essays about topics of your choice.

Course content

  • Introduction

  • Lesson 1: So You Have to Write an Essay

  • Lesson 1 Reading: Writing Matters

  • Lesson 2: Argument Essay

  • Lesson 2 Reading: Argument Essay Example

  • Lesson 3: Analysis Essay

  • Lesson 3 Reading: Analysis Essay Example

  • Lesson 4: Descriptive Essay

  • Lesson 4 Reading: Descriptive Essay Example

  • Lesson 5: Picking a Topic

  • Lesson 5 Reading: Choosing a Topic

  • Lesson 6: Brainstorm and Outline

  • Lesson 6 Reading: The Usual Suspects

  • Lesson 7: Brainstorm and Outline, Continued

  • Lesson 8: Introduction and Thesis Statement

  • Lesson 8 Reading 8a: Introduction to Introductions

  • Lesson 8 Reading 8b: How Do I Come Up With a Thesis?

  • Lesson 9: Body Paragraphs

  • Lesson 9 Reading 9a: A Few Paragraphs About Body Paragraphs

  • Lesson 9 Reading 9b: Using Quotations

  • Lesson 10: Body Paragraphs, Continued

  • Lesson 11: Body Paragraphs, Continued Again

  • Lesson 12: Conclusion

  • Lesson 12 Reading: Concluding Remarks

  • Lesson 13: Conclusion, Continued

  • Lesson 14: Revise

  • Lesson 14 Reading 14a: Essay Writing Don'ts

  • Lesson 14 Reading 14b: How to Avoid Repetition

  • Lesson 14 Reading 14c: How to Use a Comma

  • Lesson 15: Revise, Continued

  • Study Aid: Flashcards

  • Study Aid: Study Questions

  • Study Aid:Terms

  • Course Evaluation

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