Essay Writing

Essay Writing

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Learn how to write an academic essay, formatted in MLA style.


  Introduction to Academic Writing Points
6.24   Introduction 3
6.25   Adversarial Method 4
6.26   World of Academia 6
6.27   What Is a Thesis? 4
6.28   What Is a University? 4
6.29   Writing Styles 3
6.30   Never Use 10 Words When Five Will Do 4
6.31   Paradigm Shift 4
6.32   Essays Should be Concise 3

Unit 0 Country Report (Pro) Points
  Overview  
8.19 Introduction 3
8.20 Choosing a Vacation Destination 3
8.21 Basic Requirements 6
8.22 Read an MLA Paper (Mexico) 10
8.23 A Look Ahead 3
8.24 Choose a Country 0
  Prepare Your Document  
8.25 Prepare Your Document (Screencastify) 16
8.26 Create a Google Doc 2
8.27 Check Your Settings 5
8.28 Delete and Backspace 5
8.29 Your Title 5
8.30 Works Cited Heading 5
  A Few Odds and Ends  
8.31 Don't Make This Mistake! 2
8.32 Types of Paragraphs (Review) 5
8.33 Sandwich Paragraphs 7
8.34 What is Evidence? 3
8.35 Leave Yourself out of It 3
  1st Body Paragraph  
8.36 Start Your Research 4
8.37 1st Source in Works Cited Page (Screencastify) 20
8.38 Put Your 1st Source in Your Works Cited Page 5
8.39 1st Body Paragraph (Screencastify) 12
8.40 Identify Your Evidence 5
8.41 Add a Signal Phrase 5
8.42 Add a Topic Sentence 5
8.43 Wrap It Up 5
8.44 Smooth It Out 5
  Avoid These Common Mistakes  
8.45 Don't Teach Me; Persuade Me 5
8.46 3 Sources, 1 Block Quote 4
8.47 Search Smarter 5
8.48 Look for Words That Sell 8
  2nd Body Paragraph  
8.49 2nd Source in Works Cited Page (Screencastify) 16
8.50 2nd Body Paragraph (Screencastify) 18
8.51 Write Your 2nd Body Paragraph 5
  3rd Body Paragraph  
8.52 3rd Source in Works Cited Page (Screencastify) 18
8.53 3rd Body Paragraph (Screencastify) 12
8.54 Write Your 3rd Body Paragraph 5
  Clean Up Your Body Paragraphs  
8.55 Put Your Body Paragraphs in a Logical Order 4
8.56 Format Your Block Quote 5
8.57 Quoted In 5
8.58 Omit Needless Words 5
8.59 Start Cutting 5
8.60 Place Emphatic Words at the End (Original Text) 6
8.61 Place Emphatic Words at the End (Simple Version) 3

8.62

Place Emphatic Words at the End (Topic Sentences) 5
8.63 Mismatch Problems 5
8.64 Cut the Fluff 10
8.65 Rhetorical Questions 6
8.66 Cut Yourself Out 6
8.67 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 7
  Write Your Introduction  
8.68 Sentence Pattern for Introduction 5
8.69 Introduction (Screencastify) 6
8.70 Write Your Introduction 5
8.71 Parallel Construction (Original Text) 6
8.72 Parallel Construction (Simple Version) 6
8.73 Parallel Construction in Your Introduction 5
32.14 Write Your Conclusion  
8.74 Sentence Pattern for Conclusion 5
8.75 Conclusion (Screencastify) 4
8.76 Write Your Conclusion 5
8.77 Parallel Construction in Your Conclusion 5
  Final Cleanup  
8.78 Final Cleanup (Screencastify) 18
8.79 Clean Up Your Works Cited Page 5
8.80 Double-Check Your Citations 5
8.81 Clean Up Your Signal Phrases 5
8.82 Numbers, Em Dashes, and Ellipses 2
8.83 Clean Up Your Block Quote 5
8.84 Clean Up Your Spacing (Internet Style) 5
8.85 Spell Check Your Paper 5
8.86 Make Sure Your Font is Consistent 5
8.87 Proofread Your Paper 5
8.88 SKIP THIS LESSON (Put Your Essay into Your Portfolio) 5
8.89 Congratulations! (5)