From there, your writing should develop the argument in a logical format, anchored in evidence, analysis, and counter-argument. The tutors there can help you develop an airtight outline.
Do not attempt to do this off the top of your head. This rule applies to any schoolwork: you tend to do your best work in the areas where you have the greatest interest. If you have the choice, pick a topic that you are passionate about.
In college you need to build on those essential skills.
The five-paragraph theme, as such, is bland and formulaic; it doesn’t compel deep thinking.
Of course, you’ll be writing a lot more than just persuasive essays in college.
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Chapter 1 points to the essay portion of the SAT as a representative artifact of the writing skills that K-12 education imparts.
Some students who have mastered that form, and enjoyed a lot of success from doing so, assume that college writing is simply more of the same.
Organization starts with a clear, argumentative thesis statement (as mentioned above).
This should be your reference point for the whole paper.