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Revising the Essay
It is important to check four things in your essay.
1. Is there a thesis statement or introduction?
2. Is there a topic sentence for each paragraph?
3. Are there supporting details for each topic statement?
4. Is there a conclusion?
Whether you type your essay or write by hand, you will have to proofread care-
fully to find your errors. Pay attention to spelling and punctuation.
Indent each paragraph. This will help the reader determine when you are starting
a new idea.
Capitalize the first word of a sentence. This will help the reader determine when
you are starting a new sentence.
Start each paragraph on a new line. This will help the reader determine when you
are starting a new topic.
Here are some other forms of punctuation that will make your essay easier to
Comma
Use a comma in a list of three or more things.
I want to have a kitchen, living room and bedroom.
I want a large, airy, inexpensive house.
Use a comma between a noun and any following descriptions
My favorite area, Orchard Hill, was developed by John Bartle, an entrepreneur.
Use a comma to separate adjectives or participles that are not part of the sentence
or were added for emphasis.
The apartment was expensive, very expensive.
Use a comma to separate a non-restrictive relative clause.
All the neighbors, who are very friendly, keep their houses very tidy.
Use a comma after a subordinate clause at the start of the sentence
Once Ive chosen an area, I decide whether I want to live in a house or an apart-
ment.
Semicolon
Use a semicolon to separate closely related sentences.
I wanted a renovated townhouse; none was available.
Colon or Dash
Use a colon or dash in front of a list or explanation
I looked at these kinds of apartments: studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom.
My needs are simple- a swimming pool and a two-car garage.
Model Essays
1 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best
teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
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Revising the Essay
It is important to check four things in your essay.
1.      Is there a thesis statement or introduction?
2.      Is there a topic sentence for each paragraph?
3.      Are there supporting details for each topic statement?
4.      Is there a conclusion?
Whether you type your essay or write by hand, you will have to proofread care-
fully to find your errors. Pay attention to spelling and punctuation.
Indent each paragraph. This will help the reader determine when you are starting
a new idea.
Capitalize the first word of a sentence. This will help the reader determine when
you are starting a new sentence.
Start each paragraph on a new line. This will help the reader determine when you
are starting a new topic.
Here are some other forms of punctuation that will make your essay easier to
Comma
Use a comma in a list of three or more things.
I want to have a kitchen, living room and bedroom.
I want a large, airy, inexpensive house.
Use a comma between a noun and any following descriptions
My favorite area, Orchard Hill, was developed by John Bartle, an entrepreneur.
Use a comma to separate adjectives or participles that are not part of the sentence
or were added for emphasis.
The apartment was expensive, very expensive.
Use a comma to separate a non-restrictive relative clause.
All the neighbors, who are very friendly, keep their houses very tidy.
Use a comma after a subordinate clause at the start of the sentence
Once I’ve chosen an area, I decide whether I want to live in a house or an apart-
ment.
Semicolon
Use a semicolon to separate closely related sentences.
I wanted a renovated townhouse; none was available.
Colon or Dash
Use a colon or dash in front of a list or explanation
I looked at these kinds of apartments: studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom.
My needs are simple- a swimming pool and a two-car garage.

Model Essays

1    Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Parents are the best
teachers. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.