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Please Note: Alexander Bain’s widely accepted century-old model holds that there are only four modes of discourse: 1) descriptive 2) narrative 3) expository and 4) argument/ persuasive. Many of the headings below are “organizational models or patterns” and can be combined with the four main modes of discourse. Example: The “cause and effect pattern” can be expressed in the descriptive, narrative, expository, or argumentative genre.

Summertime Cause and Effect Essay

• My lazy days cause my parents to…
• It gets hotter and hotter and hotter and pretty soon everyone is…
• I goofed off all school year and now I pay the price in summer.
• I worked hard all school year and my parents are really proud of my effort. Now it’s summer.
• The causes and effects of a sunburn.
• Kids have summer vacation – what effect does this have on parents?
• In the pool and at the beach all day — what’s the effect?

Summertime Persuasive Essay

• Summer should be the same length as the school year.
• Parents must not over program kids during the summer. Summer is our time to relax.
• In this modern age, summer vacation is too long and should be reduced to something more reasonable.
• Summer vacation should be a time for self-learning. Students must engage in learning activities over the summer.
• Summertime is fun time. No work! All fun!
• Families must take at least one family vacation during the summer.
• This is how you should spend your summer…
• Going to camp is terrible – or going to camp is great!

Summertime Process Essay / How-To Essay

• Step-by-step guide to having fun in the sun.
• How to eat a Popsicle in the summertime heat without dripping a drop.
• How to plan out your summer.
• How to have fun at the beach.
• How to stay cool on hot, hot days.

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By susanbird

Got it. As others have said once you get going you will write away and do fine.
A suggestion, idea, not for this paper but maybe for the future.
When I had to write papers, after the outline was made or even before as I was collecting ideas and data I would make notes on index cards and put them in a recipe holder.
At the top would be the idea or section of the paper I was writing(Outline). I would write something that would refresh my memory as to what the cite was about and the actual cite in the manner it needed to be written in. Particularly if it was a library book that I didn't have handy or nowadays of course the website or newspaper article


By screamymemee_nli

I want to start writing again but it's been years since I've put together anything other than an academic paper. Grad school kinda sucks the life right out of you...
So, could anyone recommend a good website that offers writing prompts? I Googled and came up with mostly crap.
I'm not looking for tips on how to writing a 5 paragraph persuasive essay or on how to get published. I just want some thought-provoking prompts to get me going again.

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    May 21, 2012 by Muchik | Posted in Homework Help

    My topic is, "Should schools require uniforms?" I have my reasons but I need supporting details...what can they be? My reasons are, "Prevents kids from being picked on." "Make schools look more professional, organized, and clever." and lastly, "No dress code would be violated." help please.

    • Bullying is a big cause for today so uniforms stop bullying
      22% of things people pick on is actually what people wear.

      An average of 5 out of 7 students get distracted when someone violates the dress code.

      They say one little distraction isn't bad but it tak …ke schools look more professional, organized, and clever.")

      Change it to a money cause, say that parents spend over 1,000 of dollars on clothes. But uniforms will make it easy because you only need like 5 uniforms and then your weekend clothes and thats only like 100 dollars.

  • Avatar Austin Beihl Who will help me with my persuasive prompt?
    Feb 15, 2010 by Austin Beihl | Posted in Homework Help

    Okay im in 6th grade and i have a 4 paragraph essay for homework. I need a prompt that has 4 paragraphs a grabber a heading a zinger 6th grade vocabulary 2 elaborations in each paragraph and something with experiences and NEEDS TO BE APPROPRIATE?

    • Im the same person sorry the prompt is many schools are cutting expenses for field trips now persuade your principle to give u the money for a field trip. Before u answer think about how field trips are benifitial to kids and teachers and how kids love field trips. PLZ help this is due on 2-15-10 at 9:00 pm eastern standard time :) im begging uuuz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(|)