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Writing an Effective Essay
(After you’ve prepared)
Your Goal: Be able to organize your thoughts and ideas rapidly
Turn the essay prompt into a question:
The reviewer states, “Black Elk Speaks accurately reflects Native American lifestyle.” Argue for or against this opinion.
In what way does Black Elk Speaks accurately and inaccurately reflect Native American lifestyle?
Write the answer to the question. Include the topic, what you’re saying about it, and a brief description of your support.
Black Elk Speaksaccurately represents Native American lifestyle through its attention to cultural detail, its use of Native American words, and its direct quotes from Black Elk.
The book is immersed in the cultural details of the Oglala Sioux from their daily routines to spiritual rituals…
Native American words which more precisely reflect the belief and perspectives of the Oglala Sioux are represented throughout the book….
Black Elk’s voice reaches out to the reader through numerous quotes….
Conclusion…Example of a well organized essay