Date of publication: 2017-07-09 05:17
At later stages we look at flow and some obvious items that shouldn't exist in formal writing, ., any form of the verb "to get", and two-word verbs (verb + preposition). And of course we look at just about every word to see if it adds value to the writing or simply occupies space.
Aristotle's form works only for persuasive essays--which need to be part of our educational system more often. We just need to make sure that we are presenting students with persuasive prompts that have more than one reasonable response.
To say that "readers get bored with the five-paragraph essay" is another assumption on your part. Perhaps you should rephrase to say that you, as a reader, get bored with it. I actually asked the opinions of high school and college students, as well as English professors, regarding the five-paragraph rule and most prefer it. Both students and teachers agreed that this format provides structure, which is essential for writers who aren't accustomed to essay writing.
My personal opinion: worry less about the format and more about the finished product. There are many ways to skin a to write an interesting and effective essay, for that matter.
You have to find a Motto with a quote of a famous person. This will create an impression of a serious person that reads interesting and cognitive books. Thus, the attitude to you will be changed.
Being able to write a five-paragraph essay is an important skill that you will need in order to get you through your education. Here is a simple outline of how to write an effective essay to impress your teachers.
Readers get bored with the five-paragraph essay because after the blank, blank, and blank "thesis" (which is really a statement, not an argument), there's no point in reading. They just gave away the ending.
Ignatz, we obviously share the same criticisms regarding Ray's article. I always enjoy a good argument as long as the reasons are valid! To say that a teacher's approach--in this case, the five-paragraph essay--is rudimentary, unengaging and useless is blatantly ignorant without offering a fair, opposing view. However, I find this discussion rather enlightening and entertaining.
Table of contents is a main essay part, too. Mostly it directs readers' ideas. Understanding your essay depends on the table of contents, should one simply look through the text. That means you should endeavor into the table to intrigue the readers.
As I said, my SSS 6 & 7 classes are in the process of applying for jobs at one of my ficitious enterprises or applying for a spot at my very selective university. I am hiring accepting only five people from each level and those people with earn an automatic bonus: a 655% on their final exam. Believe me, they're writing with a purpose! )
This is perfectly stated. Thank you for commenting. It sounds like you have a strong writing background. How did you develop this and what suggestions do you have for others to do the same?
Now you can start to write the first draft of your expository essay/literature review. Outline the conflicting arguments, if any this will be part of the body of your expository essay/literature review.
I've used stems with even my AP students when we take on a new type of writing. The vision is to then take away the stems. Most of the time we can. Thanks to Response to Intervention, though, we don't have to for the really struggling students. Here's an example I suggested for a friend who teaches 9th grade:
I'm interested in how you help students make effective, independent decisions as they write their college essays? Are there strategies you can suggest to readers here?