Watch Out for Trouble!
When you first started learning English (or any foreign language), you probably had a textbook with a dialog that you read and/or listened to and tried to imitate. It’s a very natural way to begin:
Hello! I’m Mike. What’s your name?
I’m _______. Nice to meet you!
Having your “peers” read your paper and give you feedback can be very valuable to improving your writing. The problem is that nobody wants to comment on a classmate’s paper. What do you say? How can you give useful feedback. Here’s a method that may help: PQP. Praise. Question. Polish.
Goal: Write a well-organized and thoughtful 5-paragraph essay
Outline due May 22; First Draft due May 24th; Final Draft due May 29th)
What is a paragraph?
- 1.a distinct section of a piece of writing, usually dealing with a single theme and indicated by a new line, indentation, or numbering.
Everything that is composed — a dance, a song, a story… or even a single paragraph — has a beginning, a middle, and an end. But there’s more than one way to make this structure.
Supporting sentences describe, explain, clarify, or give examples of the main idea in the topic sentence. They answer questions such as Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? They explain the topic sentence in greater detail and give the reader more information. Continue reading