essay writing

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Course Objective: To provide a strong foundation for writing short essays of 3-5 paragraphs.

Course Description:  Students will gain a foundation of essay writing including strong introductions and conclusions. Emphasis will be placed on learning the 4 basic types of essays: expository, persuasive, descriptive, and narrative. Students will learn the hallmarks and requirements of each essay type and implement instructor feedback through the revision process. Students will have the option to compose 3, 4, or 5 paragraph essays.




Week 1:         Expository Essays – research and documentation

Week 2:         Revisions

Week 3:         Descriptive Essays – imagery, strong verbs

Weeks 4:       Revisions                      

Week 5:         Persuasive Essays – support through quotes/facts                       

Week 6:         Revisions

Week 7:         Narrative Essays – chronological order/storytelling

Week 8:         Revisions


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