Monday, April 7, 2008

Introductory Paragraphs

What you should do in your introductory paragraph:
  1. You should get the reader's interest so that he or she will want to read more.
  2. You should let the reader know what the writing is going to be about.
Your second task can be accomplished by a carefully crafted thesis statement.

In your Ebonics essays, it would be important to let your reader know about the Ebonics debate. You should tell the reader what Ebonics is and some pros and cons people have found with using Ebonics in schools. Then, you should finish your paragraph with your thesis statement, where you will state whether or not you believe that Ebonics should be taught in schools.

Remember, if you are going to say something, you have to back it up.

What I will be grading are these focus corrections areas:

1) Strong thesis statement
2) Backing up statements with good examples from text or from life
3) Five paragraphs with solid topic sentences

I expect only THE BEST!