Don’t Analyze a Poem – SLAM IT!

Analyze a WHAT?! Agonizing over paragraph structure? Finding nothing worth smiling about regarding similies? Worrying that you won't sound like you know what you're talking about? Counting the words and writing line totals in the margins? Don't worry about poetry analysis - SLAM it! SLAM, in this case, isn't like a poetry slam. A poetry … Continue reading Don’t Analyze a Poem – SLAM IT!

The Expository Essay & Topic Choices

About the Expository Essay We discussed ways to develop an expository essay in my classes today. Here's a recap: An expository essay explains something, describes a process, or compares two somethings. An expository essay is similar to an argumentative essay EXCEPT that it does not take a position. It presents facts. Expository writing, therefore, is … Continue reading The Expository Essay & Topic Choices