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What is an analysis essay? It …. …Gives facts. …Explains. …Gives steps in a process. …Presents ideas in logical order or correct sequence. . What are the key words that show it is an expository prompt?.

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What is an analysis essay it
What is an analysis essay? It …

  • …Gives facts.

  • …Explains.

  • …Gives steps in a process.

  • …Presents ideas in logical order or correct sequence.


What are the key words that show it is an expository prompt
What are the key words that show it is an expository prompt?

Most people enjoy some type of music. Think about your favorite type of music and explain why you like that particular type of music.

Sometimes even the best drivers can get lost at times. Explain how you would direct a lost man to get back to the interstate highway from your neighborhood.

Tell how to make a hamburger.

YOU WILL FIND THESE WORDS IN THE PROMPT

EXPLAIN or TELL HOW.


Think brainstorm paco
Think – Brainstorm-PACO

  • P-What is your purpose?

  • A- Who is your audience?

  • C- Content --What are your ideas for details, facts, or reasons?

  • O- Organization --Think how you want to structure your paper.

Jot down these ideas.

NOWSTART YOUR OUTLINE, OR WEB!



Let s prepare to write an essay

Let’s prepare to write an essay!

Here’s the prompt.

There are many good and bad things about being in the seventh grade. Explain what these things are.

What kind of prompt do we have?

Did you say expository? You’re right!


Use your scratch paper
Use your scratch paper

Jot down a few transitions.

  • What are transitions?

  • Words or phrases that connect ideas or introduce the topic.

  • Such as one, if, although, however, finally, in conclusion, first, second, next, additionally,consequently

    Make an outline or web. Develop a

    1-3-1 plan. One Paragraph for intro-

    Three paragraphs for the body –

    One paragraph for the conclusion.


AdditionallyOneFirstSecond Next Another- ifAlthough FinallyIn conclusionIndeedConsequentlyStars are key ideas or controlling statements. ExplanationsExamples,Evidence are listed below.

Conclusion: Sum up what you’ve said. Refer back to your introduction.


This is an important step don t try to write your paper without doing an outline first why
This is an important step! Don’t try to write your paper without doing an outline first.Why?!

  • You will be graded on organization.


Sample introduction

Sample Introduction

Although I have taken many wonderful vacations, my trip with my two best friends to New York City is one I’ll always remember. This was a fantastic trip because of the sights we saw, the people we met, the plays we enjoyed, and the laughs we shared.

Each part of the plan will be developed into paragraphs.

What’s the topic?

What’s the plan?


After you make your web or outline, start writing your introduction.Leave space at the top for two more lines. ( It won’t count against you.)You might come back later to insert a little background information in the introduction. Remember to grab interest and show the plan of your paper in the introduction.


Introduction
Introduction introduction.

Have you ever thought about what are the good and the bad things in seventh grade? There are good things like changing classes and more freedom. Some of the bad things are you have to stay in school longer, you have SAT tests, and tests get harder. Stay with me as I explain the good and bad things about being in the seventh grade.

How does the writer grab your attention?


Let s start on the body go back to your web or outline for the second paragraph
Let’s start on the body. Go back to your web or outline for the second paragraph.

Good Fun Things

-Changing classes and teachers

-Ms. Trunchbull & Ms. Honey

More Freedom

- no line

-See friends at lunch


First I will tell you about the good and fun things about being in the seventh grade.You get to change classes so if one teacher is like Mrs. Trunchbull in Matilda, you are only with her for part of the day. If your teacher is like Ms. Honey you will enjoy a fabulous time with her. Another thing I enjoy is more freedom. We don’t have to walk in straight lines as if we were soldiers marching off to war. Next, you can get your own food instead of having the lunch ladies get it for you. I like spending time with my friends so if there are not in one of my classes, I can see them at lunch.

Transition words help!

Does he explain, give examples, use metaphors?


Look back at your outline for the third paragraph
Look back at your outline for the third paragraph being in the seventh grade.You get to change classes so if one teacher is like Mrs. Trunchbull in Matilda, you are only with her for part of the day. If your teacher is like Ms. Honey you will enjoy a fabulous time with her. Another thing I enjoy is more freedom. We don’t have to walk in straight lines as if we were soldiers marching off to war. Next, you can get your own food instead of having the lunch ladies get it for you. I like spending time with my friends so if there are not in one of my classes, I can see them at lunch.

Bad things

SAT Test

-not like elementary school

-compare to stale bread

more test and harder

-stress stomach hurts

-math makes me sick


Did you find the transitions? What are the key ideas? How does he explain his key ideas? What is the metaphor?

Next I’m writing about the bad things you go through in seventh grade. First of all you have to take the SAT test. In elementary school you didn’t have to worry about this kind of thing. The SAT test is like eating stale food because it can hurt you and it can be boring. The tests get harder as you go on. We have so many of them they can cause a major stress and make you feel like your stomach was just pulled out. At my elementary school we got out fifteen minutes earlier. Sitting in math class for that extra minutes makes me feel terrible inside.


Look back to your outline before writing the fourth paragraph
Look back to your outline before writing the fourth paragraph

things that are both good & bad

Field Trips

-miss school

-might be boring

PE

-clothes sweat

-fun to play and compete

Homework

-too much

-pull up grades


Finally my next category is going to be things that come good and bad. First field trips are extremely fun because you can talk and miss school. However it’s bad if you go somewhere boring or can’t sit with your friend. Everybody loves P.E. because we play real sports with competitiveness. But sadly when we’re leaving PE, my clothes get sweaty which doesn’t feel good. Everybody knows the pluses and minuses of Homework! We have so much homework it just takes the energy out of you, which is bad. What is good about it is that the more homework you have, the better chance you have to pull up your grade.

Did you find the transitions? What are the key ideas? How does he explain his key ideas?


Now we are ready for the fifth paragraph – the conclusion which will summarize our main points or key ideas in the body.

Good and bad things

freedom

changing classes

SAT test

going to school longer

tests

Good and Bad

Homework

PE

Fieldtrips


In conclusion the seventh grade has good and bad things involved. Such as more freedom, and changing classes. Some other things are SAT test, going to school longer, and quizzes and tests. Homework, P.E., and field trips fall into both of those categories.

What are your transitions? Does the writer sum up what he written? Does he refer back to the introduction.

This paragraph was from an actual essay written by a student for the state writing assessment. His organization gave him a four.


Summary
Summary involved. Such as more freedom, and changing classes. Some other things are SAT test, going to school longer, and quizzes and tests. Homework, P.E., and field trips fall into both of those categories.

  • Identify your prompt

  • Plan your work with an outline.

  • Give your work a title with an action word.

  • Grab interest in the beginning

  • Build your paragraph with explanations, examples, & evidence following the topic statement or key statement.

  • Use strong action words

  • Use vivid adjectives

  • Use metaphors

  • Finished? Reread & reread to improve and clarify.


Credits
Credits involved. Such as more freedom, and changing classes. Some other things are SAT test, going to school longer, and quizzes and tests. Homework, P.E., and field trips fall into both of those categories.

Created by Chris Browning for Arrington Middle School, Birmingham City Schools

Maureen Autum Step Up to Writing Program

Birmingham City Schools workshops presenters Jerrie Foster, Gail Brown, Theresa Thomas, Jacquelyn Washington, Janet McMiller

State of Alabama workshop presentations Rhonda Silmon –Teaching clear thinking before writing.

Lecture Demonstration with Rick Shelton & Write Where You Are!


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