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Organizing the Essay
- Identify appropriate introductions and conclusions for academic essays.
Completing the Essay
- Write a well-researched, college-level essay by applying effective writing techniques.
- Create a final draft through revision.
The Writing Process
- Identify the steps in the writing process.
- Demonstrate correct application of grammar, diction, syntax, and punctuation to writing.
Drafting the Essay
- Formulate effective paragraphs using topic sentences.
- Identify appropriate types of supporting paragraphs for a topic.
- Prepare a first draft of an essay using appropriate strategies.
Writing Effective Paragraphs
- Identify the basic structure of an effective paragraph.
- Compose an effective paragraph.
- Determine appropriate purpose, audience, tone, point of view, and content for various types of writing.
- Describe various rhetorical modes.
- Identify organizational techniques that help writers and readers stay focused.
- Describe strategies for choosing and narrowing an academic essay topic.
Revising and Editing the Essay
- Differentiate between editing and revising.
- Implement writing tools to revise and edit an essay.
Developing a Thesis Statement
- Compose a thesis statement for an academic essay that makes a claim and support it with examples.
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