MEL-Con Writing Strategy. Objective: from paragraph to complete papers for Sophomores. The first step in teaching sophomores.
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Objective: from paragraph to complete papers for Sophomores
M =Main Idea (Topic Sentence)
E =Evidence (Support/Topic/Proof)
L =LINK(Explains how support proves main idea)
Con =Concluding sentence
(Summarizes main idea and
Even more importantly Moreover Third but most important
A great example is One good example is A final good example is
The first good reason is A second quote is
Do not start with “I think” or “I feel” or “I believe”
Do not start with Yes or No
THIS BECOMES YOUR MAIN IDEA: THE
M IN MEL-Con
this is the key idea of what you are trying to prove or explain
NOW-for each example you give, ,you must link it back to your key idea(explain)
“The first example that supports this is that…………”
“So, it is clear that……..”
The first example that supports this is that…
The next part of the play that supports was the fact that….
And the final reason comes from the part…..