Discussion 8.1 Essays and Essay Patterns
Part 1: Essays
What challenges, if any, have you faced when drafting a thesis statement?
Which of the five different introduction styles have you used in past writing? Which style(s) are you interested in using in future writing and why?
Which of the four different ways to end a conclusion have you used in past writing? Which style(s) are you interested in using in future writing and why?
Which patterns do your past academic essays fall under?
What were your topics for these essays?
Were you able to choose these topics or were they provided by your instructor?
What did you find most/least challenging about writing these essays?
Use correct APA format
Your paper should include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Also, support your answers with the course’s readings and at least two scholarly journal articles. The article’s purpose is to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook.
ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite in-line.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.