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- Become familiar with the process of developing essay topics.
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- Describe the purposes of brainstorming.
- Discuss some strategies for brainstorming great ideas.
- Understand what a thesis statement is.
- Learn how to write thesis statements.
- Create an outline prior to beginning an essay.
1. What Is Brainstorming?
You may have been told that it's important to brainstorm before writing an essay. This video explains why it's well worth your time to make brainstorming part of your writing routine.
2. Techniques for Brainstorming Great Ideas
Great essays are made up of great ideas. Finding those great ideas is the first critical step on the road to writing a terrific essay. Learn some popular and effective brainstorming techniques that will work whether you have an hour or two weeks to write your paper.
3. What is a Thesis Statement?
Before we can talk about how to write a great thesis statement, you need to be able to identify a great thesis when you see one. Contrary to what you may have been taught, a thesis is so much more than just the last sentence of the opening paragraph of an essay.
4. How to Write a Thesis Statement
Find yourself confounded by thesis statements? Writing an excellent thesis statement doesn't require magic or luck, but it does require a few key elements we'll lay out for you in the lesson that follows.
5. How to Write an Outline
Whether it's a doctoral thesis or high school essay, outlining is crucial to writing success. This lesson emphasizes the importance of outlines and specifically addresses the three most common outlines for writers to utilize.
6. What is a Topic Sentence? - Examples & Definition
In this lesson, you'll learn what a topic sentence is and how topic sentences can make your writing clearer and more interesting. Take a look at some examples and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
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Other chapters within the AP English Language: Tutoring Solution course
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- AP English - Rhetorical Devices: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Writing & Structuring an Essay: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Writing Revision and Skill Development: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Essay Writing Conventions: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Grammar Review: Tutoring Solution
- AP English - Using Source Materials: Tutoring Solution
- Essay Writing Basics
- Essay Clarity
- Editing Your Writing