In-class_essay_writing_handout

In-class_essay_writing_handout - Eng310 I II III IV V...

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Eng 310 5 Strategies for answering an essay question or timed writing assignment I. Read the question(s) carefully II. Write a thesis statement III. Make an outline IV. Write your answer V. Reread and revise your answer Read the Question When you read the prompt, pay close attention to how the essay question is phrased.  Here are important terms to look for:  Define: What does the word/phrase or concept mean? Describe: Write about the subject so the reader can easily visualize it; tell how it looks or  happened. Use adjectives, adverbs and descriptive language to paint a mental image for  you reader. Compare: Analyze the similarities and the differences between two or more items. Contrast: Look only at the differences between two or more items. Explain: Give the meaning of something often answering the question "why"?
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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