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12: Essay Organization

  • Page ID
    120096
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    Learning Outcomes 

    • Write a thesis that summarizes the main point of an essay
    • Write a topic sentence that summarizes the main point of a paragraph
    • Introduce relevant specific evidence to support a topic sentence
    • Integrate quotations and paraphrases from other texts as support
    • Connect a new idea to a previous point or to the thesis
    • Introduce essays in ways that engage the reader in the specific topic
    • Conclude essays in ways that sum up as needed and point toward further questions or implications.

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