Write a 5 paragraph essay about your life in elementary, junior high, and high school. Read the Prompt carefully



Download 5.44 Kb.
Date03.05.2016
Size5.44 Kb.

Writing a CCOT Essay for History




Write a 5 paragraph essay about your life in elementary, junior high, and high school.

  1. Read the Prompt carefully.

    • Read the question 3 times.

    • Break down the question with time period (elementary, junior high, and high school).


    • Decide whether you experienced more change or more continuities(things that stayed the same) because that will be the stand you will take in your thesis.
  1. Introductory Paragraph or first paragraph will have three sentences

  1. Thesis – show both sides and take a stand. The weaker part of the thesis will be placed first and finish the thesis with the stand taken. Example: Although sophomore experienced a few continuities in his life, John Smith had many more changes.


  2. Expand – Show historical background that includes your birthday, parents names and/or birth place.

  3. List the topics of the 3 main body paragraphs. Example: The changes can be seen in elementary, junior high, and high school.
  1. Organize your Thesis, Develop 3 main points (triangle)

  • Most important or earliest to most recent

  1. Main Body Paragraphs

  • In each main body paragraph describe 2 changes and one continuity (things that stayed the same) if the stand taken in the thesis is change.

  • In each main body paragraph describe 2 continuities and one change if the stand taken in the thesis is continuities.


  • In each main body paragraph describe why there was a change or why there was something that stayed the same (continuity).




  1. Somewhere in the paper describe a world event and whether it caused a change or continuity for the student




  1. Conclusion – should include 3 sentences

    • Reinforce the stand taken in the thesis



Share with your friends:




The database is protected by copyright ©essaydocs.org 2020
send message

    Main page