Extemporaneous Writing

1. take a position
(declaration)
shows your position in the arguement

2. thesis statement
declaration + three reasons why

3. introduction
1) find a quote that fits your topic
2) find relevant statistics or facts
3) write 1-2 bold statements on topic
4) thesis statement

4. main body paragraph
1st reason why
•4 details
(details include facts, quotes, statistics, examples)

5. main body paragraph two
2nd reason why
•4 details
(details include facts, quotes, statistics, examples)

6. main body paragraph three
3rd reason why
•4 details
(details include facts, quotes, statistics, examples)

7. conclusion
1) declaration
2) reason why 1
3) reason why 2
4) reason why 3
5) something to think on
6) final thought
(drive point home)

ethos
be an expert on topic

pathos
relies on evidence

logos
sufficient reasoning + evidence

purpose
reason you are writing

audience
people who read your writing

tone
attitude toward subject

diction
word choice

“addition” transition words
indeed, further, as well (as this), either (neither), not only (this) but also (that) as well,
also, moreover, what is more, as a matter of fact, in all honesty,
and, furthermore, in addition (to this), besides (this), to tell the truth,
or, in fact, actually, to say nothing of,
too, let alone, much less additionally,
nor, alternatively, on the other hand, not to mention (this),

“introduction” transition words
such as, as, particularly, including, as an illustration,
for example, like, in particular, for one thing, to illustrate
for instance, especially, notably, by way of example,

“reference” transition words
speaking about (this), considering (this), regarding (this), with regards to (this),
as for (this), concerning (this), the fact that
on the subject of (this)

“similarity” transition words