EssayStrategy

EssayStrategy - Essay questions are designed to provide...

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Essay questions are designed to provide students with the opportunity to display their understanding of a topic, their ability to think clearly, and their ability to communicate effectively in writing. You can answer this type of test question successfully if you are familiar with the stages of the writing process listed below: Stage One Be familiar with the following direction terms used in essay questions Argue: Present your opinion and, through reasoning, defend it with examples. Compare: Present similarities and differences. Contrast: Present only the differences. Criticize / Evaluate: Judge strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons, or advantages and disadvantages. Define:  Provide a concise and accurate definition of what is called for and (often) provide an  appropriate example Describe / Illustrate: Present the main points with clear examples that enhance the discussion W here appropriate, provide a diagram or figure. Differentiate / Distinguish: 
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