ESSAY, briefly defined
Essay: a written piece in paragraphs to inform, persuade, argue on topics.
Basic Essay: Introduction, Body, Conclusion
Know your TAP: Topic, Audience, Purpose
Prewrite 1 page strategy
- Start with paragraphs: Topic Sentence, Ideas + Elaborations, Concluding Sentence
- Write thesis: Restate the topic prompt and include the three reasons from your topic sentence.
- Write introduction: Grabber Beginning, Background Information your reader might need, Thesis Statement (see above).
- Write conclusion: Transition, Tie to introduction, Thesis Restatement, Thoughts for reader (question, call to action).