Glossary

BrainstormPrewriting
making a list of all of your ideas about a topic and then finding patterns of organization and the ideas you want to develop
Concluding sentenceOrganization
the final idea in a paragraph that effectively ends the discussion
Controlling ideaOrganization
focuses, limits, or controls the topic to make it more specific (ex. sandwiches > the best type of sandwich)
Drafted writing
the focus is on the process of writing, meaning that the writer will make many different versions of the writing in order to improve it
EssayOrganization
a group of paragraphs connected to the same topic and organized to present a big idea by presenting it in detail
Evaluate
to look at something and decide if it is good or if it needs to change
FeedbackRevising
ideas someone gives for how to improve your writing after they finish reading it
FormattingShape
how you organize the words on the page, there are specific rules for formatting an essay in English (indentations, 12 point font, 1 inch margins, etc)
HookIntroduction Paragraphs
the first sentence in an essay that is used to make the reader interested and continue to read
OutlinePrewriting
the basic organization of the main idea and most important details and where they will be in the essay, this helps you to keep control of your essay
Paragraph Organization
a group of sentences that are all connected by one topic and organized clearly, typically includes a topic sentence, supporting sentence, and concluding sentence
RestateConclusion Paragraphs
to say the same idea in a different way
Supporting sentenceOrganization
follow the topic sentence and give reasons, examples, and explanations that explain it in more detail
Timed writing
the focus is on the what a writer can create with a time limit and without access to additional help
Topic sentenceOrganization
the main idea for a paragraph, often the first sentence