S7(9-10)B5.3 Understands that science-based societal issues require reviewing multiple perspectives and sources to balance potentially biased evidence (e.g., irradiation of food, animal cloning, choice of energy sources, water use decisions in California).
When writing an essay, it is important to choose a topic that is not too broad. For example, do not write about football. Choose something more specific, like football drills.
It is important that you can think of three main ideas that you want to discuss in the essay. If you cannot think of three specific ideas to discuss, then the topic is too narrow.
Step 2 - Organize the Essay Graphic organizers like like a spider web with circles connected. In the middle circle, write the main topic. Then make three "spokes" off of the main circle and make three more circles. These will be your body paragraphs' main ideas. Write the topics in those three circles. From those, add two to five more lines or "spokes" from those circles to become details you want to talk about in your essay.
Step 2 - Organize the Essay Basic outline form: Topic______________ I. Introduction Thesis Statement: One sentence telling what the essay will discuss. Introduce each body paragraph II. Body Paragraph #1 main idea A. Detail #1___________________________________________ B. Detail #2___________________________________________ C. Detail #3___________________________________________ III. Body Paragraph #2 main idea A. Detail #1___________________________________________ B. Detail #2___________________________________________ C. Detail #3___________________________________________ IV. Body Paragraph #3 main idea A. Detail #1___________________________________________ B. Detail #2___________________________________________ C. Detail #3___________________________________________ V. Conclusion Wrap-up with interesting thought.:________________________
Step 3 - Writing the Essay The Introduction: Think about interesting facts about the topic or famous quotes about the topic to put in the introduction. Do not start the essay with "my essay will be about" or "I am going to write about." Make sure to include a thesis statement to inform the reader about the essay's topic.
Step 3 - Writing the Essay The Body: Once the outline is filled out, the essay is quite easy to write. Your ideas are organized. It is important to have good transition words between each paragraph,, also, furthermore, hence, etc
Step 3 - Writing the Essay The Conclusion. Wraps up the essay. Leave the reader with an interesting thought. Do not give any new information in this section. It is important to write a rough draft. Ask someone to check that you stayed on topic and used proper writing conventions, such as good spelling, usage and grammar. Last, you want to write a final copy. This should be error free.