A few more things about your essay. Positioning: The strength and clarity of the position on the given topic. Examples: The relevance and development of the examples used to support your argument. Organization: The organization of each paragraph and of the essay overall.
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Make sure to start with your thesis statement (can be preceded by a quote, but needs to be within the first 2 sentences)
Consider carefully the following quotation and the assignment below it. Then plan and write an essay that explains your ideas as persuasively as possible. Keep in mind that the support you provide—both reasons and examples—will help make your view convincing to the reader.
“There’s no success like failure.”
What is your view on the idea that success can begin with failure? In an essay, support your position using an example (or examples) from literature, the arts, history, current events, politics, science and technology, or from your personal experience or observation.
Learning the lessons taught by failure is a sure route to success. (THESIS) The United States of America can be seen as a success that emerged from failure: by learning from the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the founding fathers were able to create the Constitution, the document on which America is built. () Google Inc., the popular Internet search engine, is another example of a success that arose from learning from failure, though in this case Google learned from the failures of its competitors. () Another example that shows how success can arise from failure is the story of Rod Johnson, who started a recruiting firm that arose from Johnson’s personal experience of being laid off. ()
It takes a very strong and clear stance on the topic in the first sentence and sticks to it from start to finish.
Failure can sometimes lead to success. (THESIS) Many Internet commerce businesses have learned from the terrible failures of the dot-com boom and bust, and today are in much stronger more successful positions than they were just a few years ago. (). Another example proving that failure sometimes leads to success is that of Arnold “Arnie” Wagner, a heavy metal drummer who learned to play the drums in a better different style after a crippling car accident almost killed him and his band. ()
The topic sentence/thesis is not resoundingly clear from the start: “Failure can sometimes lead to success.” The thesis statement is vague and makes the essay’s positioning wishy-washy.
Telling the truth is always essential. This can be seen in the examples of Ananias & Saphira, the story of “The Boy who cried Wolf”, and a personal experience.A bad Introduction paragraph
Truth is necessary at all times. One reason I believe this is because lies have serious consequences. Another reason why the truth is essential is that lies destroy trust. Lastly, truth creates respect.A better Introduction paragraph
Lying is a path with many curves and bumps whose end is pain and destruction. Truth; however, is a clear and level path which leads to life. The Bible offers us an example of the consequences of lies in the story of Ananias & Saphira. Another insight on the destructive nature of lies can be found in the well known fairytale “The boy who cried wolf”. Finally, personal experience has proven the benefits of being truthful in fostering respect amongst your peers.An even better Introduction paragraph
Prompt:Many societies believe that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human right. But it is also true that attainment of happiness remains elusive. Perhaps Bertrand Russell had it right when he said, “To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
Prompt:"That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value." -Thomas Paine
Prompt:“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” -Alexander Pope
Prompt:A man who waits to believe in action before acting is anything you like, but he is not a man of action. It is as if a tennis player before returning the ball stopped to think about his views of the physical and mental advantages of tennis. You must act as you breathe. -Georges Clemenceau
Prompt:“What man calls civilization always results in deserts. Man is never on the square – he uses up the fat and greenery of the earth. Each generation wastes a little more of the future with greed and lust for riches.” -Don Marquis