Developing the Essay Topic


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Which is not an example of a graphic organizer?

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1. What is a thesis?

2. What is the difference between a weak thesis and a strong one?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The process of writing a great essay starts before you even begin writing it, when you figure out the perfect topic. This quiz tests you on the process and concepts involved in developing a good topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to assess your understanding of developing essay topics in the following ways:

  • Identify graphic organizers
  • Define thesis
  • Understand the difference between a weak thesis and a strong thesis
  • Recognize the last thing you do before having a well-developed essay topic
  • Understand the first thing to do when choosing a well-developed essay topic

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information about developing essay topics found in the corresponding lesson
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider appropriate graphic organizers
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define terms like thesis
  • Distinguishing differences - contrast theses that are weak and strong

Additional Learning

The following objectives are covered in the lesson called Developing the Essay Topic:

  • Explain how to analyze an essay prompt
  • Provide ways to help brainstorming
  • Explain how to strengthen a thesis