Now that you have chosen a topic and sorted your ideas into relevant categories, you must create a thesis statement. For instance, if you were writing about Bill Clinton and his impact on the United States, an appropriate thesis statement would be, “Bill Clinton has impacted the future of our country through his two consecutive terms as United States President.” Another example of a thesis statement is this one for the “Winning Characteristics” Scholarship essay: “During my high school career, I have exhibited several of the “Winning Characteristics,” including Communication Skills, Leadership Skills and Organization Skills, through my involvement in Student Government, National Honor Society, and a part-time job at Macy’s Department Store.” The body of your essay argues, explains or describes your topic.
Your thesis statement tells the reader the point of your essay. Each main idea that you wrote in your diagram or outline will become a separate section within the body of your essay.
Unit 7 – Writing the Persuasive Essay Students learn to write a strong, well-developed persuasive essay.
Unit 8 – Compare/Contrast Essay Students learn the two styles of compare/contrast essays and then use one of those styles to write one on their own topic.
Unit 3 – Writing the Introductory Paragraph Students write a structured and exciting introductory paragraph that leads up to the thesis statement.
Unit 4 – Writing the Body Paragraph Students learn to write well-structured body paragraphs that include a focused topic sentence, specific supporting details, and transitional phrases that all work to support the thesis statement.However, this opportunity also gives you the advantage to choose a subject that is interesting or relevant to you. By taking what’s already in your head and putting it to paper, you are able to see connections and links between ideas more clearly.This structure serves as a foundation for your paper.Now that you have developed your thesis and the overall body of your essay, you must write an introduction.The introduction should attract the reader’s attention and show the focus of your essay. You can use shocking information, dialogue, a story, a quote, or a simple summary of your topic.The Essay Writing course is a college-prep course that will explore the essay writing process from the pre-writing stage to the revision stage.Students will work weekly practicing and mastering each step of the writing process before moving on to the next step.Writing an essay often seems to be a dreaded task among students.Whether the essay is for a scholarship, a class, or maybe even a contest, many students often find the task overwhelming.Sign Up Now Unit 1 – Pre-writing the Essay Students learn to apply three different pre-writing techniques to his or her own writing.Unit 2 – Writing the Thesis Statement Students gain an understanding of how to write a detailed and focused thesis statement.