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1 Power Writing Do you struggle with writing essays or even avoid writing altogether? Do you wonder exactly how many sentences make a paragraph? Well, wonder no more, because Power Writing gives YOU the power over writing!

2 Power Writing recognizes that there are four types of sentences that create a paragraph. Power 1: Introductory sentence/Main idea Power 2: Statement sentence of a major detail to explain or support the main idea Power 3: Minor detail to explain a major detail Power 4: Concluding sentence

3 Power Sentence 1: Introduction The introductory sentence states the main idea or topic. It is also called a topic sentence or a thesis statement. It can introduce the major ideas to be explained. It can introduce a book title, and an author. It could also be a “hook.” (i.e., a question, an anecdote, a quote, an attention grabber)

4 Power Sentence 2: Statement Sentence Explains a major detail which supports the main idea. Use transitions: first, second, third, lastly, finally, one of, another, likewise, others, moreover, in addition, also, next, besides that, still others…

5 Power Sentence 3: A Detail Minor detail to explain a major detail A quote, paraphrase, fact, evidence, proof, statistic, anecdote, action or event to prove a point Transitions: for example, for instance, namely, specifically, to be specific, currently, this can be explained by, this can be clarified by, equally important, furthermore, additionally, etc.

6 Power Sentence 4: Conclusion Overall findings/opinion of the topic How the topic relates to life/global importance Summary of details and a call to action Transitions: in conclusion, this is why, in summary, these are the reasons, as a result, finally, on the whole, in a word, in brief

7 Brainstorm topic by creating a circle map. Topic Details/Ideas Resources

8 Using information from your Circle map, Create a Power Writing outline in the form of a Flee Map Power Sentence 1 (a) /Introduction Hook (Optional) Power Sentence 2/Statement of Major Detail Transition Power Sentence 3/Detail to explain statement in previous sentence Power Sentence 1 (b) Introduction of Topic Sentence or Thesis Statement Power Sentence 4/Conclusion Quote, paraphrase, fact, evidence, proof, statistic, anecdote A major detail taken from the circle map. Overall opinion of topic, observation, reaction, feeling Background information, author, title, explanation of theory, if arguing a claim, state it at end of paragraph

9 There are many different outlines used to Power Write, for example… Basic Power Writing Paragraph: ( ) (1) There are many methods to use to solve word problems. (2) One method is the guess and check method. (2) Another method is to make a chart or table. (2) A third method is to make an equation. (4) In summary, these are some of the easier methods to use to solve word problems.

10 Detailed Power Writing Paragraph: ( ) (1) There are many methods to use to solve word problems. (2) One method is the guess and check method. (3) In other words, this method involves trial and error. (2) Another method is to make a chart or table. (3) You must organize your ideas for this one. (2) A third method is to make an equation. (3) In an equation, you will have to use a variable for your unknown. (4) In summary, these are some of the easier methods to use to solve word problems.

11 Extended Power Writing Paragraph: ( ) (1) There are many methods to use to solve word problems. (2)One method is the guess and check method. (3) In other words, this method involves trial and error. (3) If one solution doesn’t work, then you try another. (2) Another method is to make a chart or table. (3) You must organize your ideas for this one. (3) Because of this, you can use the organized information to help find your solution. (2) A third method is to make an equation. (3) In such cases, you will have to use a variable for your unknown. (3) Then you use the rest of the information in the equation. (4) In summary, these are some of the easier methods to use to solve word problems.


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