PLEASE MEET ALL THE ESSAY REQUIREMENTS
The files attached are: 1. The essays that I wrote in this English class. 2. The class materials & what we learned 3. Readings for essay text
All these files will help to write this essay.
Content: Write an essay of at least two pages (750–1000 words) to look back on your progress in writing this quarter and explain why you are ready to go to EWRT1A. This goes in the front of your portfolio, as an introduction to your work for the teachers evaluating the portfolio.
Review all the work you’ve done for the class in reading and writing. Consider why you chose the essays in your portfolio and how they show your readiness for EWRT1A. Give specific examples from these essays to show your improvements.
@ Discuss what you have learned in EWRT 211. This might include practice in organization, analysis,development, vivid examples, construction of better sentences, proofreading, writing process, and so on.
@ Include how your writing and reading has changed as a result of what you have learned in this class. Remember to provide specific evidence for your claims.
@ Include a rebuttal about what still needs improvement? Write about what you’d still like to work on with your writing. Remember that all of us are still trying to be better writers, so what are you going to focus on in 1A and beyond?
Ø An introduction that provides context on the topic, eases the reader into your essay, and has a “hook” that grabs people’s attention
Ø A thesis statement or controlling idea that takes a strong standØ Transitional topic sentences that are clear, provocative, and develop your thesis and provide unity in your essay
Ø Body paragraphs that follow the PIE paragraph model
Ø Plenty of support from our text: Remember you must have a minimum of 4 quotes: 2 quotes from your essays and 2 quotes from the class texts.
Ø For each quote, please use the quote sandwich model (Lead–in, quote, and analysis of quote) discussed in–class
Ø Some analysis of all your supporting examples
Ø A conclusion that offers some ideas about what can be done about the situation
Ø Strong sentences that are both grammatically correct and sophisticated
Ø Use proper MLA in–text citations and Works Cited entries.
1. 750–1000 words or about 3–4 pages.
2. All drafts must be typed and double–spaced.
3. Size 12 Times New Roman Font
4. Have Name, Class, Date, Assignment, and Topic in upper left hand corner.
5. A title that is not GENERIC
6. All drafts, pre–writing, and outline must be turned in with the final copy of the essay
A Successful Essay Will Have:
• Should be at least ½ to ¾ of a page long
• Should include background details and schema on your topic, such as “what is EWRT/LART 211” “Whattype of a student are you?” or “What is your definition EWRT 1A student?”
• Have a clear thesis that includes a concessive (although, though, even though, etc) and guides your readerthrough your essay. It should not be a list/map thesis.
• Follow PIE
• Have topic sentences that introduce your paragraphs and are opinions not facts
• Personal examples• Effectively introduce quotations using the “quote sandwich.”
• Use quote sandwiches in every paragraph!
• Thoroughly explain your examples with lengthy explanations (E of PIE) that connect back to your thesis and support your argument.
• Look backward and explain how your body paragraphs proved the thesis
• Look forward and explain what you want the reader to do with your info
• Should be ½ page long!
Works Cited Formula for Citing Your Essays:
Last Name of Author, First Name. “Essay Title”. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of
publication. Medium of publication.
In–text citation Formula.(Authors Last Name, Page Number)