During the first writing project of the semester, I did a couple of units on the different parts of an essay (introductions, body paragraphs/topic sentences, and conclusions). 339 more words
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Hi there! I’m back with the third installment of my series on teaching analytical writing. Last time, I explained the TIQA paragraph, which I see as the building block of an analytical essay, and described how I give students a lot of practice writing analytical paragraphs before moving onto essays. 477 more words
Before I go any farther in the area of research papers, I need to discuss thesis statements. Yes, it’s in the curriculum, but a lot of teachers don’t even know what one is, much less how to teach the art of writing thesis statements. 151 more words
Gregory Fraser and Chad Davidson’s book Analyze Anything: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing has some specific examples of how to be more specific when writing essays. 480 more words
While blogging has become a mainstream media craze for people to utilize freedom of speech and creative expression, there are several issues that arise with this loosely monitored medium including corporate privacy issues, being used as an unreliable source and potentially damaging the literal structure of the youth today.