Academic Writing I, week 14: July 17th, 2015


  • Finish your essay #3 “comparison-contrast.
  • Type it up.
  • Print it out and
  • bring it to the last class, next Friday, July 24th.
  • I shall not be returning to KPU until next semester, so if you are absent next week or you forget your essay, please email it to me by Sunday July 26th.

Today’s class

  1. Look again at the first paragraph of the essay “” in the textbook.
  2. Where is the thesis statement?
  3. What is the purpose of the last sentence in the first paragraph?
  4. Look at your outline
    1. Do you have a thesis statement that clearly states your position?
    2. Do you have a clear “scope” sentence in the first paragraph that gives the reader a map of your essay?
  5. Read a classmate’s outline and comment on it.
  6. After showing your outline to the instructor, start writing your essay.
  7. Don’t forget:
    1. you need evidence for any claims you make in your essay.
    2. You need a list of references if you quote outside sources to support your claims.

Take care, everyone. See you next week.


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