At the Zoo

Original: The Zoo Last week I went to the zoo. The animals were very cute, and I liked looking at the penguins. The tigers were also very good, but I didn't like the insect house. After the zoo I went to get some food. The restaurant was very close to…
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My Family

In my family there are 5 people: my mother, my father, my sister, my brother, and me. My sister is older than me, and she is a doctor. My brother is younger than me, and he is a student. They are very different from me, but I think my brother…
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The Argumentative Essay

The argumentative essay is one of the most common in university education (particulary the arts). It involves considering more than one side of an argument. To write an argumentative essay one needs to write not only one view, but consider the other views that go against it. Some argumentative essays…
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The 5-Paragraph Essay

The 5-paragraph essay is one of the simplest forms of essay. Paragraphs can be short, or long and include many examples. However, the structure remains roughly the same. 5 paragraph essays usually include an introduction (which states the thesis), three paragraphs explaining the main points, and a conclusion. The 5-paragraph…
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Adding Supporting Sentences

Adding Supporting Sentences After a topic sentence introduces what the paragraph is about, it needs supporting sentences to expand the idea. Supporting sentences should, generally, be evidence, facts, and examples, and not be conjecture (a personal opinion without facts) unless the writing asks for opinions. (note: when people speak they…
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Know Your Topic Sentence

Know Your Topic Sentence The most common way to start a paragraph is with a 'topic sentence'. A topic sentence is a sentence that says what the rest of the paragraph will be about. The topic sentence should be clear and tell the reader what the paragraph is about. Later,…
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