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Ch 5: GRE Analytical Writing - Starting Your Essay: Tutoring Solution

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The Analytical Writing - Starting Your Essay chapter of this GRE Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to reviewing how to start your essay. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the information involving how to start your essay required for the GRE.

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Learning objectives:

  • Learn to write a thesis that will capture your audience.
  • Explore the process of drafting a 5-paragraph essay.
  • Get tips on writing a strong thesis statement.
  • Find out how to align your thesis statement and topic sentences with the main idea of your essay.

5 Lessons in Chapter 5: GRE Analytical Writing - Starting Your Essay: Tutoring Solution
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Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

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

We'll look at the importance of the introductory paragraph and engaging your audience through the use of attention getters, a bridge, and an arguable thesis. Three of the most common attention getters are specifically defined, and examples are provided in this lesson.

Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

2. Basic Essay Structure: The Five-Paragraph Essay

Working with an established essay structure provides writers with the necessary elements of a successful essay. In this lesson, we'll work through the drafting process for the five-paragraph essay and make note of important dos and don'ts.

How to Write a Thesis Statement

3. 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.

What is a Thesis Statement?

4. 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.

Writing: Main Idea, Thesis Statement & Topic Sentences

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

What exactly is your essay about? Writing great thesis statements and topic sentences that align with your main idea will help readers to understand the theme, ideas, and central focus of your essay.

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