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More Essay Writing Resources

I used this to put together today’s presentation on opinion essays:

Here is a link to the presentation.

A great ACT prep resource:

More prompts and student samples (start on page 75):

Essay Writing Resources

Parts of a Plot and Other Helpful Information ––iIK1pg/elements-of-literature

Contests and Places to Publish –

Real Simple:

Essay Mama:


Blog Post from The Write Life:

How to subcribe to’s Special Deadlines Issue:


Write Forward –

I am writing about _______________. I want my reader to know _____________________.

Then, write your lead. Consider circling back in your conclusion.

Write Backward –

Try to put your ephipany into words, then write about how you got there. Or write your last paragraph or two.

Consider Angle –

How are you going to tell the story?

Blow It Up

Add details and imagery. Think of all five senses.

ACT Sample Essay Prompt

This site has a sample prompt. student essays, and details about how they are scored:

Changes to the Writing Section:

And Sign Up Here for a Chance to Win Books on Writing

Finding Jobs on the Internet – Extra Resources

Here are some tips on writing for the internet from the Yahoo Style Guide.

Here are some basic instructions on starting a WordPress blog.

Here is a link to the Prezi presentation:

Here is more information on writing for online media: