Essay Writing Guide

  • Thesis Frames
  • Paragraph Writing
    • Descriptive Paragraph
    • Compare and Contrast Paragraph with a Secondary Source
    • Definition Paragraph
    • Definition Example Paragraph with a Primary and Secondary Source
    • Research Paragraph with a Secondary Source
    • Analytical Paragraph with a Primary Source
    • Analytical Paragraph with a Secondary Source
  • Introductions
    • Introduction for Descriptive Essays
    • Introduction for Compare and Contrast Essays
    • Introduction for Analytical Essays
  • Conclusion
  • Word Choice
    • Dead Words and Phrases
    • Active Verbs
    • Adjectives
    • Adverbs
  • Sentence Variety
  • MLA
    • Quote Integration
    • MLA Quick Tips
  • Editing Checklist
  • Rubrics
    • In-class Rubric
    • Out-of-class Rubric
  • Template for Writing Assignments