Date of publication: 2017-09-04 17:38
Movie Outline does a terrific job of helping writers organize their development process from beginning to end and has effectively raised the bar in the screenwriting software arena. Sean Kennelly Creative Screenwriting
It's called the CON-Text Multimodal essay approach (CONsider, CONnect, CONtrast, CONclude) and you can see many examples of it on our platform devoted to empowering teachers to share Core-aligned best practice materials, http://.
Hi Jeannie, thanks for posting. An easy way to get some samples is to check out my journalism students' blog on Chicago Now: "Whatchoo Got to Say?" If you type in Hancock in the search box of the ChicagoNow home page, you'll get to it. Some of the pieces are narrative some are news stories. However, some good examples of argumentative essays are on Affirmative Action and homeless hotspots. I hope this helps.
Aristotle rightfully promoted five parts to effective writing and speaking. Eventually, because of low expectations, because of poor literacy training, because of convenience or some combination, these five parts became five paragraphs. And writing became boring and predictable.
Please realize that I've taught for many years and have seen a great many methods come and go, but the Aristotelian model still provides the most effective scaffold for both expository and argumentative writing, and it does not exclude the 5 paragraph essay model.
While I have no problem with the F-PF as a starting point (as I've mentioned before), the above quote from the College Board sums up what I do with the students if they come to me empty handed.
I teach them to overwrite, expecially in the beginning. They ask me how much more. My response is always the same: "Until my eyes bleed and I beg God to make you stop."
Why? Because my students tend to hide what I call their "gems" well into their writing. When I find the "gem" I show them how this small piece of what they've written is what's going to turn a hum-drum essay into something that stands above the crowd.
Writing a good essay requires refined critical thinking, which can be improved by experience. But one of the key elements to a good essay is form, and we are here to help you with it. There are numerous forms of writing that we face everyday. The following is an explanation of the process of writing in a simple and understandable way.
An essay can have many purposes, but the basic structure is basically the same. You may be writing an essay to argue for a particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task.
Either way, your essay will have the same basic format.
If you follow these simple steps, you will find that writing an essay is easier than you had initially thought.
In competitions such as history fairs, students cannot compete with the rudimentary three-part argument. When I started a Writing Center at a selective-enrollment high school a couple of jobs ago, the history teacher came to me and said she needed something to help students succeed. Over and over, she was getting arguments with blank, blank, and blank.
You can download outline template excel and use them for this very purpose. They are great, professionally made, and come with sample data that you can actually replace with your own. Feel free to customize the research paper outline template if you want to.
I don’t believe the five-paragraph essay structure is “bad writing.” It’s a useful format that teaches students about essay structure, cohesiveness, and unity – a basic foundation that students need to understand first before they can apply other approaches to writing and before they are able to respond critically and creatively (to other writers’ discourse). Otherwise, the students’ writing can be rather incoherent and disorganized.
Which colleagues or leaders are you following? Are there other colleagues who would agree that the 5-paragraph essay is ineffective? If not, how can you lead this change in perspective?