Persuasive Essay Publishing


Essay Writing Practice

Complete the final copy of your persuasive essay.  Be sure to re-read it one last time before you hand it CHECKLIST: □ Pre-write Organizer □ TYPED in 12 point BLACK* □ Final copy neatly presented □ 1 or 1 ½ inch margins □ Rough Draft with Edits and Revisions □ Double-spaced □ Grading Rubric (this […]

February 27, 2018

Persuasive Essay Writing Tips


Essay Writing Practice

In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something.  Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to […]

February 25, 2018

Compare/Contrast ECR—How to Organize Your Essay


Essay Writing Practice

Writing a compare/contrast essay (ECR) is similar to writing a compare/contrast SCR. The main difference is that it’s longer, and therefore more in-depth. This essentially means that you need to come up with more support for your reasoning. An ECR should be at least five paragraphs, and each paragraph should have at least four sentences. […]

February 17, 2018

Plot Analysis Essay Guide


Essay Writing Practice

Use the guide below to help you guide your rough draft.  THE ITALICIZED sentences are ones you can/should use (copy) into your essay.  You may write notes below to brain storm, then begin your rough draft on lined paper. Introduction Paragraph: (3-5 sentences) Thesis:  Rudyard Kipling’s story “Rikki Tikki Tavi” is a story about ___________________________ […]

January 17, 2018