This handout guides a student step-by-step through the process of writing an essay. The example used is expository, but can be applied to or edited for any type of essay.
Step 1: Read & Understand the Prompt- how to tell what kind of prompt it is, what the prompt is asking of you
Step 2A: Prewriting (Brainstorming)- coming up with information to include, organizing that information into body paragraphs
Step 2B: Prewriting (Outlining)- how to write title, introduction (brick, thesis, roadmap), body paragraphs (topic sentences, details/examples, conclusion sentences), conclusion (modified thesis, modified roadmap, challenge)
Step 3: Drafting- Formatting outline into paragraphs, formatting title
Steps 4 & 5: Revising and editing- the difference between each, getting a peer review, leaving time to process
Step 6: Publishing- How to format the essay for final publication
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