stance essay 11

  • Compose a three-four (3-4) page paper in which you do the following:
    1. Use third person point of view (POV) and the appropriate voice and tone throughout your paper.
      1. Did you use third person pronouns? (he, she, they, their)
      2. Does your personality carry over in your writing? Are your word choices personal and consistent? Is the tone formal?
      3. Does it express your attitude about the topic?
    2. Write an introduction paragraph, which includes your thesis statement. It is suggested that this paragraph contain 5-7 sentences.
      1. Does your introduction include solutions or approaches on the topic?
      2. Does your thesis statement include three supporting reasons that clearly express your stance on the topic?
      3. Is your thesis statement clear and concise?
      4. Does your introduction provide a preview of the rest of your essay?
    3. Write a supporting/body paragraph for each of the three (3) points/reasons from your thesis statement. It is suggest- ed that each paragraph contain at least 5-7 sentences.
      1. Do your body paragraphs support each point of your thesis with relevant examples or statistics?
      2. Do you address the opinions or concerns that your audience might have?
      3. Did you paraphrase, quote, or summarize properly to avoid plagiarism? Did you comment on each quotation?
    4. Write with logic and with transitions throughout your paper.
      1. Are your ideas consistent and well-organized, i.e., chronological order or order of importance?
      2. Do your ideas flow from one sentence to the next and one paragraph to the next, in the order presented in your thesis statement?
    5. Write a conclusion paragraph. It is suggested that this paragraph contain 5-7 sentences.
      1. Did you paraphrase or restate the thesis in a new way?
      2. Did you leave a lasting impression, so that your readers continue thinking about your topic after they have finished reading?