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Outline for a Five-Paragraph Essay

Title:

I. Introduction
A. introductory statement
B. Thesis statement

II. Body
A. First supporting idea (Topic sentence):
1.
2.
3.
B. Second supporting idea (Topic sentence):
1.
2.
3.

C. Third supporting idea (Topic sentence):
1.
2.
3.

III. Conclusion
A. Closing statement
B. Restate thesis :

1. The Writing Process

1.3.1 Understand the Topic:
Food → Taiwan holiday food → Food for the Moon Festival → Moon cakes (1) Problems in Taiwan → Pollution → Air Pollution → Air pollution from traffic (2) Problems in Taiwan → Economy → High cost of living → Record-high prices for everyday items

Exercise.1

1. The Internet → → →
2. Recycling → → →
3. Cram school → → →
4. Movies → → →
5. Fashion → → →
6. Politics → → →
7. Vacations → → →
8. Cell phones → → →

2. Prewriting Activities

自由揮灑 free writing

勤寫日記 keeping a journal

腦力激盪brainstorming

(Credit Cards for College Students)
• Easy to get
• Convenient
• Offers come in the mail
• All my friends have
• Let you pay letter
• Bought video games
• Some parents pay the bill
• Can cause big debts
• Arguments at home
• Use for online shopping
• Are also called plastic money
• Interest rate is as high as 21%
• Can use them to get a loan
• Tend to overspend

Exercise 1

1. Taiwan’s college entrance exam
2. superstitions
3. your favorite rock group
4. the most unusual person that you know
5. an ideal vacation
6. your motor scooter
7. advantages and disadvantages of part-time jobs
8. Taiwan’s night markets
9. an embarrassing experience
10. cram school

樹型圖 clustering

問自答 Asking Questions

Topic: Internet Dating

Who uses Internet dating services?
College students and young professionals
Sometimes kids pretend they are adults to “meet” someone on the Net. Dishonest people use another persona

What do they usually do?
Join Internet dating services.
Find dates through Internet sites.
They chat with each other on the Net. If they like each other, they can go out on a date.

When did it get popular?
It has been popular since the late 1990s.

Why do people like to use this way to meet people?
People are too busy to find their own dates.
These services are usually free of charge.
It’s convenient.
There are many surprises.

Where is it popular?
Especially popular in U.S, but is all over the world.

How do you find Internet dating services?
Pop-up ads lead you to the sites; some are free.
They will send you e-mailed ads to invite you to join them.

What advantages:
Can meet more people
Can have some fun
Has many surprises

What disadvantages:
Sometimes peoples lie
They may rip off your money
Internet acquaintances many rape you when meet them.

Exercise.1

Who?
What?
When?
Why?
Where?
How?

3. Organization

3.1 Organizing Raw Materials

1. Categorizing raw materials(將素材加以分門別類)
2. Making a chart(將分門別類的素材製成圖表)
3. Writing a formal outline(將分門別類的素材寫成大綱)

3.2.1 (Credit Cards)為例

• Easy to get
• Convenient
• Offer come in the mail(贈品 giveaway) →(X)
• All my friends have →(X)
• Let you pay late
• Bought video games →(X)
• Some parents pay the bill
• Can cause big debts
• Arguments at home
• Use for online shopping →(X)
• Are also called plastic money →(X)
• Interest rate is as high as 21%
• Can use them to get a loan
• Tend to overspend

Advantages Disadvantages
Easy to get...
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