Essay Dawg

The Five Paragraph Monster... not so scary...

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     Some advice on how to write a five-paragraph essay...

     

     

     

    Writing a five paragraph essay can actually help you reduce your study time... IF...

     

    1. You work on it AT THE START OF THE CHAPTER and continue writing it as you work on your ISN pages. 

    2. You really think about how important the essay is to your learning.

    3. You believe that writing the essay is also an excellent way to study for your assessment.  Thus, cutting studying time in half...

     

    Don't spin your wheels.  Please focus in on the essential question... That is really the only trick...

     

    My Advice may be found in the following documents using chapter 1 as an example:

     

    1. Birds Eye View is CRITICAL!!

    2. The introduction paragraph... MUST grab the reader's attention AND share your main point (essential question... ALWAYS)

     

    3. Body Paragraph1... guides the reader into our chapter and research about the essential question... Chapter 1 = What is a social scientist?

    4. Body Paragraph 2... guides the reader even deeper into our essential question by investigating the perfect spot to preserve EVIDENCE; caves.

    5. Body paragraph 3... guides the reader to our key point; social scientist use evidence and artifacts to make educated guesses about the past...

                                       use specific examples to illustrate your points; cave sculptures and spear thrower... You could use a different artifact if those

                                       don't peak your interest...

     

    6. Summary Paragraph... wraps it all up by restating your main point and your learning... I suggest talking about the importance of looking at history through many different perspectives because it generally gives you a deeper understanding of the problem and possible solutions.

     

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