Ch 13: Guide to Structuring an Essay

About This Chapter

Watch informative video lessons in this chapter on structuring an essay, which can help with writing an introduction, developing an essay body, and making revisions. These short lessons are a helpful tool for students that have missed time in class or need to get ready for an exam.

Guide to Structuring an Essay - Chapter Summary

In this series of video lessons on structuring an essay, you can get a refresher on writing a thesis that capture's the attention of your audience. Our expert instructors provide illustrative lessons on other important topics, such as the elements of an effective conclusion. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain how a great essay can be written quickly
  • Describe how to write an essay introduction
  • Communicate the importance of an effective conclusion
  • Give strategies for fixing mistakes in your writing
  • Proofread an essay to check for grammar and spelling
  • Detail how a strong essay body is written

These lessons on structuring an essay help you quickly grasp the topics presented, and our instructors facilitate an engaging learning experience. You can review all the lessons in order or just focus on specific topics based on your unique needs. A short quiz is available for each lesson, which is a great way to determine which topics you still need to study.

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Guide to Structuring an Essay
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How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

1. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.

Essay Introduction: Write a Thesis and Capture Your Audience

2. 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.

How to Write a Strong Essay Body

3. How to Write a Strong Essay Body

This video will show you how to achieve unified, coherent body paragraphs in your essays. By creating well-developed body paragraphs, your essays will be cleaner, sharper and earn you a better grade!

How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

4. How To Write Effective Conclusions: Importance and Elements

Follow this easy method to write a wonderful conclusion to your paper. Here you will find everything you need, including some most excellent writing tips!

Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

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

Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

6. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.

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