What do you do?
Choose one of the paragraphs that you wrote in the previous lesson. Think about how you can use this paragraph as a guide for a full essay. Use the outline below to make notes. Add any missing information. Then use the paragraph and the outline to write an essay.
|My paragraph||My essay|
Topic sentence (topic + controlling idea):
How should you do it?
- Follow the schedule from your instructor. Pay close attention to the due dates.
- Type your essay on a computer using Google Docs and use the Share function to send to your instructor. You do not need to print anything.
- Use 1-inch margins on all sides.
- Use Times Roman 11 or 12 point font or similar.
- Use double-spaced lines.
- Use page numbers.
- Put your full name, class name, and date in the upper left-hand of the first page.
- Add a title, centered at the top of the page. Be creative with your titles! Get the reader’s attention.
- Use the TAB key on your keyboard to indent each paragraph.
- Write as many body paragraphs as you have major points (each major point is a separate body paragraph).
- For this assignment, use only your own ideas. Do not copy from another source.
- Try new vocabulary words! Your teacher will let you know if they are not used correctly.
- Proofread carefully to make sure you are accurately using standard grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
How will your work be graded?
You will receive two scores for this project. One score is for the first draft; it focuses on content and organization. The other score is for the second draft; it focuses on grammar and mechanics. Review the grading rubrics to understand how your teacher will evaluate your work.