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Essay Organization - Chapter Summary
The collection of lessons in this chapter will help you to better organize your thoughts and points into an essay. The video lessons touch on the following topics:
- Ways to craft an outline
- The five-paragraph essay structure
- Capturing the attention of your audience
- Creating a solid essay body
- Utilizing and creating transitional sentences
- Creating a strong transition between paragraphs
The instructors will break down each topic in the chapter and explain the information thoroughly to help you gain full comprehension. A variety of approaches will be used throughout the chapter in order to give you a more well-rounded review of essay organization and to make test preparation more enjoyable.
1. How to Organize an Essay
In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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!
5. How to Write and Use Transition Sentences
Like a road map, transitions guide readers through your essay. This lesson examines the way writers transition between sentences, within paragraphs and between paragraphs to make for a smooth reading experience.
6. How to Write Strong Transitions and Transitional Sentences
Transitions are the words and sentences that tie a work of writing together. They guide the reader from idea to idea, making connections that turns pieces into a whole. Find out more in this lesson.
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