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3 ESSAY CRITERIA: WELL-DEVELOPED (STRUCTURE/LENGTH) WELL-SUPPORTED (THOROUGH DISCUSSION/EVIDENCE/DOCUMENTATION) TECHNICALLY CORRECT (GRAMMAR/SPELLING/MLA FORMAT) I. INTRODUCTORY SECTION PRECEDED BY A CREATIVE TITLE CREATIVE OPENING: CAPTURES ATTENTION; SPECIFIC TO ESSAY NECESSARY BACKGROUND INFO THAT IDENTIFIES THE SUBJECT AND SETS THE TONE OF THE ESSAY THESIS: ONE DECLARATIVE SENTENCE; DEBATABLE IN NATURE; NOT A STATEMENT OF FACT -“TABLE OF CONTENTS” THESIS: READER CAN READ IT AND KNOW EXACT FORMAT/CONTENT OF PAPER -THESIS IDENTIFIES THE TOPIC, WRITER’S POSITION, SPECIFIC POINTS OF DISCUSSION -LOCATED SOMEWHERE IN THE INTRODUCTORY SECTION, GENERALLY THE LAST SENTENCE II. BODY SECTION FOLLOWS SAME ORDER OF IDEAS IN THESIS STRUCTURE: TOPIC SENTENCE, DISCUSSION, CONCLUDING SENTENCE TOPIC SENTENCES TAKEN FROM THE THESIS BODY PARAGRAPHS SUPPORT THESIS/TOPIC SENTENCES WITH EVIDENCE: DETAILS, EXAMPLES, QUOTES, PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, OBSERVATIONS, ETC. TRANSITIONAL PHRASES AND SENTENCES TO CONNECT IDEAS/PARAGRAPHS IN BODY
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course ENGL 1113 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '08 term at Oklahoma State.

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