Description In this essay, you will write a 3-paragraph essay in which you tackle a current issue by using the three different writing modes you have learned this semester: Informative Descriptive Evaluative To do this, pick one of the editorials in this folder and respond to it by writing a 3-paragraph “Letter to the Editor.” INTRODUCTION: This paragraph is an informative paragraph written like an introductory paragraph. It should include: Lead-In: An anecdote or trigger event used to engage the reader Context: History or Background of the issue Thesis: An evaluative statement about the article that you read e.g. In the essay, “Title of Essay,” Author’s Name is incorrect/correct. Listing: Three reasons why the author was correct/incorrect BODY: This paragraph is an evaluative paragraph in which you use the 9-structure format. –Topic Sentence: Restate your thesis. –Listing: Relist the three reasons why the author is correct/incorrect. –Evidence #1: Quote from article –Explain: Explain why this quote is correct/incorrect –Evidence #2: Quote from article –Explain: Explain why this quote is correct/incorrect –Evidence #3: Quote from article –Explain: Explain why this quote is correct/incorrect –Wrap-Up Sentence: Conclude paragraph by combining topic sentence and listing sentence CONCLUSION: This is a descriptive paragraph written as a conclusion. Return to Lead-In Remind reader of major points Restate Thesis Resonate with audience by making a prediction about the future if the United States follows the wishes of the author, if we keep things the same, or if we institue a different solution. Describe the reasons for your predictions and say something meaningful about the importance of this issue. NOTE: If you use outside information from other sources, you MUST cite those sources in your essay and on a Works Cited page.
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