MCSA (aka. M.C. Essay!) is a strategy for organizing essay paragraphs. This 8 day unit contains 3 Main Components. Days 1-5 students engage in lessons on Stylistic Techniques, (Imagery, Figurative Language, Syntax, and Diction). Day 6-7 students are introduced to the MCSA Paragraph strategy. Day 8-9 students Outline, Draft, and Revise their essays.