•Use the general topic suggestion to form the thesis statement which will be an opinion on the topic. The thesis must have three controlling ideas.
•Develop an essay map or informal outline
•Develop each paragraph using a specific topic sentence related to the controls in your thesis; thus, announcing the subject matter of that paragraph.
•Use transitional devices throughout the essay and in each paragraph.
•Use any combination of modes to support your arguments.
• Have a well-developed introduction and conclusion.
•Use quotes from the text to support your arguments.
•You must have a title.
•Make a “Work Cited” page with the text as the only source.
Topic: Reading helps students to develop skills that will make them into a more optimally rounded person. Choose any three skills learned in reading and discuss how each one can help students to be more academically inclined.