Identify the Purpose of an Opinion Essay

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How do you determine what you need to say about a subject in an essay? Young writers can oftentimes feel lost at the prospect of writing an essay and not have any idea where to begin. By illustrating the use of a SAP (subject-audience-purpose) graphic organizer, this resource offers one solution for how to attack a writing prompt in an argumentative essay.

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Pros

  • Demonstrates how to identify action verbs in a prompt
Cons

  • Not a thorough explanation, and could use more instruction on constructing the major points of an argumentative essay before identifying its overall purpose
Common Core