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Reviewing Essay Structure

February 18 and 19, 2004

Today, we will review the basic structure of the essay. Students will work in pairs to answer basic questions and then share answers with the class. 


Name six important elements (parts of its structure) of a good essay.

For each part you name, write one rule that writers should follow.

The teacher will record your ideas and make suggestions for further rules.


Write a short essay (300 words) about three different activities you participate in weekly. An activity can take place at work, school, or home (or all three!).

Describe each activity according to three qualities: the time you spend (hours, minutes), what you like about the activity, and what you dislike about it. Remember to show, not tell.

Follow the rules on essays that we have recorded in class today.

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