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Old 06-19-2005, 10:46 PM   #11
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its on the exam. these were sample thesis statements she gave us lol. no cheating here.

the essay IS the exam, we go to school do an essay in an hour and 30 minutes.

this week is the only exam week. i got 2. english and geography

im a good kid, never miss school :P

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Boy I just made myself sound OLD...
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JChillin, I still see the inside of schools regularly...with my kids
My last graduates this week...so, no more teacher's, no more books...etc. LOL
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Re: Essay writing. few simple questions

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How many paragraphs does an essay have?
It really depends on how many ideas you're trying to present to the reader, and the way you go about it. Usually essays are based on total word count. Remember - pronouns, conjunctions, and other short words (a, the, an, etc) are not included in the word count.

A paragraph's purpose is to break the text up into smaller chunks, so it's easier for the reader to read. This is not be done by randomly inserting indents - instead, each paragraph should express one thought or idea. Paragraphs can be very short or very long - depends on how much info must be conveyed to the reader in order to properly expand that thought.

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How do I expand thesis statements?
The easiest way to do this is to create an outline. You'll have an introduction, two or three major points supporting your statement, and a conclusion. Each major point should have a few sub-divisions...each of which should be given its own paragraph.

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How do i prove my facts without quoting text. We cant use the textbooks in class.
You can paraphrase text - repeat it in your own words, while citing the source. To defend your thesis statement, just give examples from the play. You really don't need to directly quote text, or provide act and scene information because it is assumed that your audience is very familiar with the play.
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wow, awesome help guys, ive tried homework help sites but i could leave the thread out for months and bump it everyweek and dont get as much help as you guys gave me. awesome stuff :P
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I'm going into 9th grade and will be taking 8 classes. Therefore 8 exams 8O. English is one of my worst classes. I have a high vocabulary and I'm good at writing , but I'm bad at poetry and all of the other english material like literature terms, etc.
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high school has got to be the most easiest thing i have ever done. its not 8 exams, you got gym as well :P.
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I'm glad to see you guys taking your writing class seriously! Of the three r's (reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic), I think writing is the most important - although, if you're a good writer, chances are you're a good reader too.

Of all the things they teach you in middle school through high school, the skill of writing a coherent argument is probably the most marketable later on in life. Not too many people are particularly good at expressing themselves on paper. Those who are are more likely to get into better colleges, get better jobs that they enjoy, and win promotions leading to bigger paychecks. 8)
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The best thing to do is this (follow the same paragraph format someone already gave)

Your thesis should be something along these lines:
In Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet, he shows that _________ by doing this (#1 idea), that (#2 idea) , and the other (#3). By doing this his work blah blah blah.. bunch of filler

and then begin your 3 body paragraphs with that same idea.
By doing this(idea #1), Shakespear shoes how __________. And then give a specific example and EXPLAIN it. (This shows that...) BUT don't put "this shows that" just think that in your head and then write down what it shows. For every topic, you should have three supporting ideas.

Couple of tips:
Don't write "I think", "I believe", "Im going to show you"... never use " I " in your paragraphs.

Make your main point, and give 3 supporting examples which you explain how it relates to your point AND the thesis

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Don't write "I think", "I believe", "Im going to show you"... never use " I " in your paragraphs.

I would agree in that too, as of last night I was too tired to think of the correct way to write that so I just used that phrase for you.
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