Mr. Dowling
PORPE: An Essay Writing Strategy

from Reading and Writing Across the Content Areas by R. Sejnost and S. Thiese


Predict-Generate potential essay questions based on the material. Think of questions that use key essay words (explain, compare and contrast, describe, give examples, etc.)


Organize-Summarize materials by organizing key ideas into an outline or graphic organizer.


Rehearse-Recite information from the outlines or graphic organizers and provide specific examples to support ideas.


Practice-Practice writing the essay. After writing, check your practice response with the outline or graphic organizer you developed.


Evaluate-Evaluate your practice answer. Check to see if it is accurate and thorough. Go back to your notes/textbook for additional information or examples

Come back soon! Remember to re-read and re-learn!

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