1. Introduction Paragraph
~Lead Sentence(s) – sets reader up for your thesis
~Thesis Statement
~Introduces 3 examples that you will cover in body paragraphs

Body Paragraphs {Body Paragraphs include Details and quotes from text(s). Use Annotations and / or Cornell notes}
2. Topic Sentence, Example / Reason 1 with support from text(s), Explanation of Reason / Example, Transition Sentence
3. Topic Sentence, Example / Reason 2 with support from text(s), Explanation of Reason / Example, Transition Sentence
4. Topic Sentence, Example / Reason 3 with support from text(s), Explanation of Reason / Example, Transition Sentence

5. Conclusion Paragraph
~Restate of thesis statement (NOT the exact same sentence as in Paragraph 1)
~Examples that supported thesis statement
~Final thought

Paragraphs should have AT LEAST five sentences

Purdue OWL for formatting Questions

Essay Stamps Used in this Course


If you have questions about any marks, stamps or feedback on your essay,
ASK MR. McCLUSKEY!

 

The Writing Process:

1. Pre-Writing

2. Drafting

3. Revising

4. Editing

5. Publishing (Submitting)

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO START THIS PROCESS!

Essays must be typed: For typed assignments, students must complete and submit work in Times New Roman, 12 point font in black ink—not in other fonts, sizes, or ink colors—printed on only one side of new white copy paper as a “hard copy”

If there are any additional pages, they must include their last name and the corresponding numeric page number at the top right corner of each following page. If it is a “hard copy,” they must also neatly stack and then staple them together only once at the top left hand corner of the page.

All of these guidelines must be adhered to before turning in any assignment — Those who do not comply will receive a deduction in points, if not a Fail, on that assignment.

Remember… No name, no grade.

Plagiarism Policy: Plagiarism is a form of dishonesty that occurs when a person
passes off someone else's work as his or her own. This can range from failing to
cite an author for ideas incorporated into a student's paper, to cutting and
pasting paragraphs from different websites, to handing in a paper downloaded off
the Internet. All are plagiarism. I always catch it. Plagiarized work automatically
fails. No make-up work will be given.

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