| Chapter 14: The Process of Writing an Essay
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Chapter 14: The Process of Writing an Essay

This chapter contains the following sections:
  • PART A: Looking at the Essay
  • PART B: Writing the Thesis Statement
  • PART C: Generating Ideas for the Body
  • PART D: Organizing Ideas into an Outline
  • PART E: Ordering and Linking Paragraphs in the Essay
  • PART F: Writing and Revising Essays
Chapter introduction:

Although writing effective paragraphs will help you complete short-answer exams and do brief writing assignments, much of the time-in college and in the business world-you will be required to write essays and reports several paragraphs long. Essays are longer and contain more ideas than the single paragraphs you have practiced so far, but they require many of the same skills that paragraphs do.

This chapter will help you apply the skills of paragraph writing to the writing of short essays. It will guide you from a look at the essay and its parts through planning and writing essays of your own.

To navigate through this chapter's online resources, click the Prepare for Class, Improve Your Grade, and ACE the Test buttons in the blue sidebar on the left.


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