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ExercisesADVANCED WRITING
Exercises

 
 
 

Unit 1

 

Illustrative Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1

 

Introductory Paragraphs (Introduction)

     

1

Types of Introductory Paragraphs

 

 

 

2

Sentence Order in Introductory Paragraphs

      3

Thesis Statements

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 2

 

Supporting Paragraphs (Body)

 

 

 

1

Order of Supporting Paragraphs

      2

Introductory or Supporting Paragraphs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 3

 

Concluding Paragraphs (Conclusion)

 

 

 

1

Types of Concluding Paragraphs

      2

Sentence Order in Concluding Paragraphs

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 2

 

Process Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1

 

Explanation of a Process Essay

 

 

 

1

Choosing the Best Thesis Statement

      2

Ordering Sentences — Part 1

      3

Ordering Sentences — Part 2

      4

Informational & Instructional Process Essays

       
 

Lesson 2

 

Language Use

 

 

 

1

Adverbial Clauses

 

 

 

2

Order of Steps in a Process

 

 

 

3

Clauses

       
 

Lesson 3

 

Writing Skills

 

 

 

1

Synonyms

      2

The Main Idea

       
 

Unit 3

 

Compare and Contrast Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1

 

Explanation of a Compare and Contrast Essay

 

 

 

1

The Thesis Statement

 

 

 

2

Comparison or Contrast

 

 

 

3

Parallel Structure

 

 

 

4

Patterns in Outlines

      5

Parallel Structure

      6

Order of Sentences

       
 

Lesson 2

 

Language Use

 

 

 

1

Common Sentence Patterns

 

 

 

2

Simile and Metaphor — Part 1

 

 

 

3

Simile and Metaphor — Part 2

       
 

Lesson 3

 

Writing Skills

 

 

 

1

Linking Words — Part 1

 

 

 

2

Linking Words — Part 2

      3

Expressions of Equality and Inequality

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 4

 

Classification Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1

 

Explanation of a Classification Essay

 

 

 

1

Thesis Statements

 

 

 

2

Parallels

 

 

 

3

Division into Categories

       
 

Lesson 2

 

Language Use

 

 

 

1

Subject and Verb Agreement — Part 1

 

 

 

2

Subject and Verb Agreement — Part 2

 

 

 

3

Subject and Verb Agreement — Part 3

      4

Commonly Misused Words

      5

Phrasal Verbs — Part 1

      6

Phrasal Verbs — Part 2

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 3

 

Writing Skills

 

 

 

1

The Comma — Part 1

 

 

 

2

The Comma — Part 2

 

 

 

3

The Semicolon

      4

The Apostrophe

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 5

 

Persuasive Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 1

 

Explanation of a Persuasive Essay

 

 

 

1

Thesis Statements

 

 

 

2

Key Points in Persuasive Essays

 

 

 

3

Agree or Disagree with an Argument — Part 1

 

 

 

4

Agree or Disagree with an Argument — Part 2

 

 

 

5

Common Fallacies

       
 

Lesson 2

 

Language Use

 

 

 

1

Conciseness

 

 

 

2

Common Words and Phrases

 

 

 

3

Adverbs

 

 

 

4

Modals

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 3

 

Writing Skills

 

 

 

1

Quotations

 

 

 

2

References

 

 

 

3

Summaries