How does a RESESEC become …. An Essay?. RESESEC. A RESESEC is just a mnemonic device for h elping you to write an answer to an OPEN RESPONSE question. -- in class this year -- in class (beginning of next year) -- on MCAS. How many paragraphs?. How many paragraphs are in an essay?.
helping you to write an answer to an
OPEN RESPONSE question.
-- in class this year
-- in class (beginning of next year)
-- on MCAS
-- T = Title
-- A = Author
-- G = Genre
-- Introduce topic (hook).
-- Give definitions or background.
-- End with your THESIS (including key
words from the question, TAG).
THESIS – includes key words), give an
EXAMPLE in the form of a direct quote. You may need to explain the background first. This
quote is then correctly integrated and attributed:
Ex. – Casy tells Tom, “You make me sick” (19).
relates (or supports) the thesis. Explain any
and all implications of the quote and how it
relates to the THESIS.
Again, Next, Later, Also, Another, However, Although, Unfortunately, etc.
about your main idea? Anything new?
Does guessing at what may come next
related to your thesis? Remember, this
is your last chance to impress the reader!
-- This is FORMAL writing; be professional