Essay Basics Pt. 8: Developing Argumentative Paragraphs

Check out my new demonstration video on argumentative writing: Download the ENTIRE essay about video games here: Sample Argumentative Essay – video games And here are links to other helpful information about argumentative (a.k.a. persuasive) writing: General advice on argumentation Argumentative essays (Purdue OWL): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/05/ Writing strong argument papers (Clark College): http://web.clark.edu/martpe/writing_strong_argument_papers.htm The Toulmin method of argumentation Toulmin … Read more

Essay Basics Pt. 7: Developing Expository Paragraphs

Check out my new demonstration video for writing expository body paragraphs: And as promised, click here to download the COMPLETE expository essay: Sample Expository Essay – Risks Helpful links: Expository essays (Purdue OWL): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/02/ 10 tips for developing expository writing skills (New York Times): http://www.nytimes.com/learning/issues_in_depth/10WritingSkillsIdeas.html A collection of expository writing resources (Varsity Tutors): http://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/expwriting.html Click here to support ELA … Read more

Essay Basics 6: Developing Descriptive Paragraphs

Here’s the second demo video for the Essay Basics series: developing descriptive body paragraphs! Click below to watch the video: And here’s a blank copy of the brainstorming table, if you’re interested:Developing a Descriptive Body Paragraph – BLANK Helpful links: Writing Descriptive Essays (Purdue OWL): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/685/03/ Descriptive Essays (Roane State OWL): http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/describe.html Writing a Descriptive Essay (Butte … Read more

Essay Basics 5: Developing Narrative Body Paragraphs

I hope you’ve watched Part 4 and are now ready for demonstrations! Click here to watch as I go through the process of writing a solid narrative paragraph: Here is a blank brainstorming table, if you’re interested: Developing a Narrative Body Paragraph – BLANK And then here are some other links you might find helpful: How … Read more