A Simple Prewriting Process for Creating College-Level Essays
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Written by a veteran AP U.S. History teacher, this succinct guide lays out a quick prewriting method designed to produce a structured and effective essay.
The drill is essentially a self-created graphic organizer that helps students to ensure that their essay makes an insightful interpretation and claim, contains evidence to support that claim, and provides an analytical explanation that fully and completely answers the question. Chapters augment their information with examples that each contain a prompt and sample thesis sentence. A concluding chapter offers essential tips, sample drills, and sample essays, while appendixes provide practice prompts and examples of how to extend the drill to rhetorical and literary analysis.