Essay Intro to Writing

Topics: Thought, Mind, Writing Pages: 2 (535 words) Published: November 2, 2014
Reflective Introduction: What do you already know about writing?

I still am a little nervous taking this class because the last writing class I took was in my senior year in high school. That was back in 2004. With that comes the challenge of remembering what I have learned in the past and translating it to this class. I remember back in high school when an essay is composed of three parts. An introduction, body, and a conclusion. With the introduction, it should grab the readers’ attention, set up the issue, and lead in to your thesis. The introduction is merely a buildup of the issue, a stage of bringing the reader into the essay’s argument. Let the reader know what the topic is and inform the reader about your point of view. With the middle, each individual paragraph should be focused on a single idea that supports my thesis. I remember having to use topic sentences with evidence, and expound my ideas in the sensible way I could. Also write as the person was directly in front of you. I would us transition words to ensure a smooth flow of ideas from paragraph to paragraph. Also, Limit each paragraph to one idea. That was my hardest part of writing essays. In the conclusion I would try to exit the essay by making a quick wrap-up sentence. Then end on some memorable thought, perhaps a quotation, or an interesting twist of logic. Or maybe some call to action regarding the essay. Also remembering if there is something you want the reader to walk away and do? Doing a rough draft, revise the first draft, and proofread the final draft were crucial steps in the process of writing an essay. When I would figure out what topic I want to se for the essay. Writing down topics about the essay no matter what ideas or thoughts I had about the essay topic. Then try to organize the ideas into main ideas and take out any repetition of ideas. (My hardest part.) Revise the rough draft on or two days ahead of the deadline. Rethinking my ideas, reorganizing paragraphs, and...
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