* Does each topic sentence directly address the thesis as well as state the topic? After starting my paper The first step in writing an effective thesis statement involves the focusing, or narrowing of the topic which was direct to my thesis.Does each paragraph have an effective closing that reinforces the main point? Yes, because all of my sentences have main points and show how the main points all fit together. This can be effectively achieved with a thoughtful combination of summary and commentary.Is the essay coherent? Does it flow from beginning to end? My essay flows from beginning to end to tell what the essay is about and the main points of the reasons of why they have similarities. Is the order of the support logical and effective? There are many elements that must come together to create an excellent essay. The topic should be clear and interesting. The author’s voice should come through, but not overwhelm, the piece. And there should be no errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or capitalization. Another element that is sometimes overlooked when editing an essay.Does the essay provides strong evidence to support any opinions? In reality, your essay should reflect the fact that you have ... reader to the extent of your research and its importance ... want to make sure that you have enough evidence.Does the essay reflect on the evidence and explain its importance? Yes, it is the ability to think about a subject so that the available evidence from that
[complete sentence] I am going to show you what a curveball, 2 seam fastball, 4 seam fastball, change up, and a splitter does, what path it takes, and how you hold it and release it.
Main Point #1: [complete sentence] First, I will teach you about the curveball.
A. I will first show you what the curveball does.
B. Next, I will show you what path it takes.
C. Finally, I will show you how to hold it and release it.
(Transition – complete sentence) Curve balls…
for the passage.
Concluding Sentence - C A concluding sentence should restate the main idea and briefly summarize the paragraph. Recognizing an effective concluding sentence in reading materials will help students write their own concluding sentences. Choose a paragraph from a story or textbook the student uses at school. Have the student point out the concluding sentence. To make sure the concluding sentence is effective, ask the student if it restates the main idea and summarizes the information…
sentence per prompt
sentence but is not
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or no attempt to include
factual evidence that
supports main point
effectively and directly
skillfully & directly
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IV. Establish Credibility
V. Preview your main ideas.
I. Main Point - Need Step - This should be a declarative sentence introducing what the problem or issue is (cite sources in outline as appropriate.)
A. Sub – point 1
1. Support (Source Citation)
2. Support (Source Citation)
B. Sub – point 2
1. Support (Source Citation)
2. Support (Source Citation)
II. Main Point – Satisfaction Step - This should be a declarative sentence introducing how you plan to satisfy the need (cite…
column. Right column is the "does" column. Write a phrase or sentence in the left column to summarize the key point of the paragraph. In the right column, describe what the paragraph does for the reader...for example...introduces the topic.... introduces a new point, expands the point of the previous paragraph, etc. Does sentences should not mention the content of the paragraph.
A says sentence summarizes the meaning or message. A does sentence describes the function of what the paragraph or piece is…
does not summarize main points. Conclusion includes new information. Conclusion is missing.
Is the conclusion sufficient in light of the paper?
Are the main points summarized?
Was new information introduced incorrectly in the conclusion?
Well developed main points explain the thesis. Supporting examples are concrete, detailed, and supported by scholarly sources.
Three or more main points are related to the…
Start with Main Points Look at the research and try to find a way to organize your main points (chronological, spatial, topical, problem- solution, cause-effect). You should have at least two and no more than four main points. Try to keep the wording as similar as possible in all the main points, and state them in full sentences (not in fragments). Also, devote an appropriate amount of time to each one. Next, Make Components of the Main Points with Subpoints Look at the research that fits under…
• Look for clues in the prompt that direct you. Does the prompt focus on one or more of the “Factors that Impact History”?: economic, social, cultural, political, environmental. If so, which one(s)?
2. Identify: what is the main difference, and what is the main similarity, that you are going to focus on?
• If possible, identify one (1) category from the “Factors That Impact History” for difference and one (1) category for similarity (try to identify those categories from within the question/prompt…
information about the work (name, author,
publication and so on) in the first sentences.
• Lead logically into your reaction to the work ending in a claim or
assertion which is your thesis statement. Your thesis
statement should contain a specific and well articulated point of
view that will be defended in the paper.
• Include direction sentences which will explain to the reader
how you will defend and support your point of view by
explaining the parts of the work and their relationship to…
to help support your point. I have highlighted what I believe to be your thesis statement.
For your final Unit 9 project, I would like for you to start thinking about how you are going to integrate quotes, paraphrases, and outside sources in your claims. You should still have your own main ideas around a topic, but I would like to see more detail throughout. Work on this for the next essay.
Unit 6 Project: 150 points
A (135-150 points)
Outline is in appropriate sentence format and is detailed…