Create a scratch outline

ENGLISH 1 JP Create a scratch outline that could serve as a guide if you were to write an essay about your goals for the year ahead. (Approximately 150 words). Refer to Activity #12 on page 73 of the textbook. Read each of the essay statements and select the ones that can be developed into an essay. Write out the central point and topic sentences for each, and summarize in a few words the supporting material that would fit under each topic sentence. (Approximately 50 words each – 250 words total)Refer to Activity #15 “Writing a Thesis Statement” on page 75 of the textbook. Write a thesis for each group of supporting statements.   (Approximately 100 words total)Explain why writing is described as “a process?” Name the steps in the writing process. (500 words)

Activity #12Write TB beside the statement in each pair that is too broad to be developed in an essay. Write OK beside the statement in each pair that is a clear, limited point.

1.a. After-school art and athletic clubs provide healthy outlets for young people.b. After-school art and athletic clubs at Garfield Junior High School have helped reduce the number of thefts, gang wars, and acts of vandalism once common in our community.

2.a. The educational system in the United States needs to be improved.b. The educational system in my hometown could be improved by eliminating the current school board, hiring more teachers, and holding parents accountable.

3.a. The attacks of 9/11 dramatized the heroism we have come to expect from our police and firefighters.b. Americans responded well during the attacks of 9/11.

4.a. College classes can be very challenging.b. Completing a college course requires organization, persistence, and patience.

5.a. The history of the Puritan faith is very interesting.b. The persecution of the Puritans in England led to their immigration to the New World.

Activity #15 Write a thesis for each group of supporting statements. This activity will give you practice in writing an effective essay thesis—one that is neither too broad nor too narrow. It will also help you understand the logical relationship between a thesis and its supporting details.

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