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After your introduction, transition by explaining what the author of the article you have written has to say about this topic. Briefly explain the main points of the article that you want to talk about.
Then you will give your thesis. Johnson gives statistics showing that talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as driving drunk. Moreover, she points out the increasing number of accidents caused by cell phone use.
Her conclusion is that we need to personally decide not to use a cell phone while driving and that we need to educate our friends and family to give up cell phones while driving, too. Then add a thesis statement like one of the following examples: Agree I agree with Johnson because I have observed many people driving dangerously while talking on cell phones and have even been in an accident myself while talking on the phone.
Then reflect and expand: We need to have laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving. Writing Your Response Here are six different ways to respond to an essay: You can agree with the article and explain three or more reasons why you agree. You can disagree with the article and explain three or more reasons why.
You can agree with some parts of the article and disagree with other parts and explain why. You can take one part of the essay, agreeing or disagreeing with it, and expand on that idea, giving reasons for your reader to agree with you.
Remember that all essays have three main parts: There are many ways to write a good essay, but I will give you a general guide to follow which will help you to organize your ideas.
How to Write the Body Here you will argue your thesis and give support for your ideas from your personal experience and your own thinking and reading. The body of your paper should have three or more paragraphs.
The rest of the paragraph should give details to back up that point. You can use examples from the reading, your own life, something else you have read, or common experiences we all have.
You can also use reasoning to prove your points. Explain why you think this way. Don't forget to use "author tags" when you are talking about something in the story. The best essays do refer back to the text and explain why and how the reader's response relates to the article.
How to Cite Your Sources Using Author Tags The first time you talk about the article, you should give the full name of the author and the title of the article in parenthesis: Author tags use the last name of the author and a verb.What the reader might skip over the first time reading is the fact that the dialogue taking place is meant to express that the characters are speaking broken French.
The inability for many of them to find words is what makes their descriptions of Easter seem so abstract, especially to other classmates. In comparison and contrast, transition words tell a reader that the writer is changing from talking about one item to the other.
Transitional words and phrases help make a paper smoother and more coherent by showing the reader the connections between the ideas that are being presented.
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