Ch 27: Developing and Writing Your AP European History Exam Essay: Tutoring Solution

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to quickly write a great essay.
  • Discuss basic essay structure.
  • Explain how essays should be organized.
  • Understand how to structure paragraphs in an essay.
  • Differentiate between a main idea and a thesis statement.
  • Describe what makes a captivating essay introduction.
  • Understand how to write a strong essay body.
  • Learn how to write strong transitions.
  • Discuss the use of sources when writing essays.
  • Proofread essays and revise mistakes.
  • Edit essays to improve their content.

13 Lessons in Chapter 27: Developing and Writing Your AP European History Exam Essay: Tutoring Solution
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How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

Sometimes academic exams and other situations, such as job interviews, require you to write a timed essay. Learn the four steps that will enable you to write a great essay quickly while under pressure, including understand the question, outline major points, write the introduction and conclusion last, and edit your essay.

Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

2. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

The five-paragraph essay is a basic essay structure that provides writers with the necessary elements to create a successful essay. Learn how to include the thesis statement in the introduction paragraph, explore what should be in the body paragraphs, how to maintain the focus and make good transitions between paragraphs, and how to write an effective conclusion paragraph.

How to Organize an Essay

3. How to Organize an Essay

To be well-written, essays and other documents must be well organized. Learn about tools such as titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, and transition statements. Understand how to use these to organize and produce well-written essays.

How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

4. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

In an essay, sentence structure should flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. Explore how to then organize clear paragraphs that capture a reader's interest with maximum impact in an essay.

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

5. Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

If a document is poorly written, readers will not grasp its gist. Learn how to use main ideas, thesis statements, and topic sentences to produce quality writings that readers can follow and understand.

Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

6. Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

An essay introduction should include a thesis and a form of attention-getter to capture the audience. Explore the importance and rules of introductions, different types of attention-getters, the bridge between the attention-getter and the thesis, and the thesis statement.

How to Write a Strong Essay Body

7. How to Write a Strong Essay Body

Learn how to write a strong essay body by understanding what makes an essay confusing and recognizing how to organize an essay logically. Explore how to write an essay that has unity and coherence while staying on point.

How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences

8. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences

Transitions are words, phrases, and sentences that connect ideas and sections in different forms of writing. Explore how transitions work in fiction and nonfiction and discover examples of strong transition phrases and transitional sentences.

How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

9. How to Use Sources to Write Essays and Evaluate Evidence

Essays and other written documents generally are regarded as more valid if they use reliable sources. Learn about using sources to write essays, including the differences between primary and secondary sources, and explore ways to evaluate evidence and recognize when to cite a source.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

10. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Essay revision should include proofreading for spelling and grammar. Explore what proofreading is and why it is important in essay writing and discover various proofreading strategies.

Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

11. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

Few writers can prepare documents that are free of mistakes. Learn the three general rules of self-editing and understand how to apply this process to fix writing mistakes, edit for content, adjust mechanics, and revise grammatical errors.

How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

12. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

Sometimes essays need to be revised. Learn some key points and principles that can help you evaluate your essay content and determine how to edit and improve it. Explore how to ensure your essay's purpose is clear, with an effective thesis statement supported by well-organized and well-supported main points.

Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

13. Historical Methodology: Evidence and Interpretation

Historical methodology, a process that involves using evidence to come up with ideas for what the past was like, involves both memorization and critical thinking. Explore what historical methodology entails, different types of historical evidence, and historical interpretation.

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