The Five Paragraph Essay

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Writing the Essay

Editing, Revising
and Evaluating

Essay Information
and prompts
Tips and

Writing Prompts for Practice
     A writing prompt gives definition and direction to the assigned topic. It can be as simple as a general idea, or complex enough to define the position of the thesis as well as the supporting paragraph.

     At this site, you will find type specific prompts and additional information about these three categories of essays:

     Please feel free to use these ideas to practice and develop your essay writing skill. If you are a teacher, use them as writing topics for your class. As a student, try writing and evaluating your own work according to the rubric or standards used at your school. It is only through practice and evaluation that you truly find that you become a good writer with this form or any type of writing.