Throughout this course, I have had to write a number of essays using a variety of techniques. The concept and cause and effect essays are the two main papers I will use to make an evaluative analysis of the outcomes I have learned, utilizing the writing process in Basic Writing I, with expectations of receiving the grade of at least a “B” on my portfolio. This course helped me realize the many steps that are involved in the writing process from gathering ideas to making a final copy. In order to create a good paper you need to organize your ideas. However, I find it tedious to have to connect those ideas; yet, I want my paper to be cohesive and organized.
Using my Cause and Effect Essay, I will explain how I met outcomes one, two, and three. At the paragraph level, my cause and effect essay exhibits control of an array of organizational strategies by writing about one specific subject and keeping only information relevant to my thesis, and organizing it making the paragraphs transition smoothly. Demonstrating understanding of essay structure in my cause and effect essay was reached by creating and following an outline. My essay follows the outline with an introduction that gives my main topic and thesis statement the paper will adhere to. My body paragraphs are followed by the introduction using the points I made in my thesis. The thesis of my cause and effect essay is stated as “Domestic Violence towards women can be physical, emotional, or psychological actions or threats of action that have long-term effects” (Pooler “Effects” 1), which also meets outcome three, using a thesis statement. By reading the thesis you will be able to point out that there are three subtopics that will make up the body of the paper: the long-term effects of physical abuse, psychological abuse, and emotional abuse of domestic violence towards women. Transitional paragraphs are used in this essay to maintain focus on the thesis and main topic. By creating a sentence... [continues]
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