Read the three short essays. For the McDonald's pieces, read and make notes on what works in the essay. Then, underline the thesis statements (they are tricky to find).
For the Friendship essay, you are going to reverse outline the piece. This is, you're going to write an topic outline of the essay, so that you can see the structure. By understanding the organization of an essay, we will be able to write our essays with precision, clarity, conciseness, and sophistication. Pretty awesome, right?!
For supportive videos about outlining, look in the resources tab. To find the texts and a preview of our expository essay, click on the Expository Piece.