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What is a good essay to practice a final for?

lydever91 5 / 13  
May 13, 2010   #1
I am about to take my finals in English and I was wondering what a good essay would be to practice on.

For the final, I would be doing a Summary/Response paper.

Thank you for your help!
Mizo Metallic 2 / 9  
May 13, 2010   #2
OK, my response toward your post that the best essay to practice for is: Following the crowd and Motivation and success. these are the best topics you can write about it. hope you will be satsify
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,321 129  
May 15, 2010   #3
Following the crowd and Motivation and success

Good ideas!

I think the best way to practice is with a formula. Use the formula for anything they challenge you to do!

grab the attention with an interesting first sentence in the first para.
Express your main idea in the last sentence of the first para.
Make each body para start with a TOPIC SENTENCE.
Make the conclusion use a few words or phrases that you used in the intro para.

Follow that formula, and you will always score well as long as you know the rules of grammar.
Read Strunk and White's The Elements of Style
Read everything you can find by Dianna Hacker
OP lydever91 5 / 13  
Dec 7, 2010   #4
Thank you for your help Kevin and Mohamed..It was really helpful
gorush 4 / 13  
Mar 30, 2011   #5
I think that the essay should be interesting to readers, and your explanation needs to detail. So, the reader cannot be lost their way when their read your essay.
MEM4FP 4 / 3  
Jan 28, 2012   #6
Try looking at a specific prompt online and hopefully you will get the one that you want. practice that and you may and will do fine.
anggicaroot 20 / 19 3  
Nov 25, 2015   #7
Personally, the best way to practice essay is reading some articles and example.
Firstly, you should think the topic sentences
Secondly, Brain storming. it can help you to think carefully before write down your essay
- First paragraph = introduction
-Second Paragraph = Idea 1
-Third Paragraph = Idea 2
- Last = Conclusion

Hoping this can help you :)
bruce5658 1 / 2 1  
Feb 3, 2016   #8
I also think that reading other articles is really a good way to practice your essay. By reading how other people develop their ideas and organize their structures, I get a lot of inspiration in writing my essays. Especially when I choose some interesting articles to read, I won't easily get boring to study them. However, keep practicing is also indispensable for improving your essay.

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