Want to help your students develop their essay writing skills and prepare for the state standardized tests? All students need to have opportunities to practice their writing skills. This introductory lecture helps students learn all the different styles of writing and the steps of the writing process so they can learn to systematically form multi-paragraph essays on their own. The PowerPoint is easy to understand and helps students learn a basic five step process for developing their own essays. Teachers can follow up with helping their students practice the different parts of each of step of the writing process.