I totally agree with alrstudent
Some basic tips to keep in mind for writing an essay. . .
~You should NEVER use the word "you" or "I" or "your" etc.
~"Have you ever. . ." or "Do you ever wonder. . ." or "Do you really know the real reason behind. . ." because it gives your reader the chance to say or think "Nope, I've never wondered . . ." or "No I haven't done that" or "I don't really care if I know the real reason behind. . ." When writing an essay you don't want to give your reader something they could disagree with what your saying or go "and I care because. . .?" I know it sounds harsh but seriously, who really gives a crap to those kinds of questions? Do they really make you want to read whatever the paper is going to be?
~Jokes don't usually work in most cases. Unless you have a SUPER funny joke where everyone laughs every time you tell it, then I'd say it's a pass.
~Never use I think, I feel, I believe, In my opinon, etc. because in doing so it's like your saying YOU are an EXPERT on the topic or whatever your writing about. So unless you really have a degree in what you're writing about, leave those out.
~All forms of go or get (includes goes, gone, gotten, went, got, etc.)
~The phrase "it all started with. . ." because did it really all start with. . . When you say that it's basically saying the beginning of earth/time/the world started with. . .
Attention Getters MUST BE CLEVER!!!! Ideas. . .
~Allusions (refrences to something famous-ex. writing a persuasive essay for the idea of population control an attention getter could have a tie in to "It's a small world")
~A play on words (ex. persuasive essay for the idea of banning the watermelon-Watermelon is a grind. Grind is the play on words because of course there is grind, but also there's the "rind" of a watermelon.)
~Another ex. would be "Is watermelon too big a pill to swallow?"
These are just some of the basic rules to follow when writing an essay-hope they help!
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about schizophrenia and its consequences.
Central Idea: Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects millions of people and it should not be underestimated or ignored. Introduction
I. Does anyone have a friend who hears voices that nobody else hears, sees things that nobody else sees or believes that people are controlling his mind and trying to plot against him?
A. Well, I do.
B. I have a close friend, Ash, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at an age of 23 earlier this year.
C. The news was shocking and it fueled my longstanding curiosity towards this disorder.
II. I want to inform my audience of schizophrenia which according to…show more content…
IV. There is currently no physical or lab test to diagnose the disorder, thus, diagnosis is normally made on the basis of a psychiatrist's assessment of the symptoms mentioned above.
A. Early diagnosis is vital as it can provide better long-term outcomes such as partial or complete recovery preventing further brain damage.
B. Unfortunately, a lot of the symptoms overlap those of other disorders, thus, correct diagnosis from a good psychiatrist is important.
C. Also, the paranoia might make it hard for a family to convince a patient to start treatment.
D. There are many support groups and centers dealing with brain disorders that should be consulted for an early diagnose.
V. Schizophrenia can be treated is many ways, but most effective are anti-psychotic, anti-depressant, and anti-anxiety medications.
A. According to research, approximately 70% of the patients will improve by taking correct medication.
B. Other ways of treatment are hospitalization, psychotherapy, shock therapy or electroconvulsive therapy, cognitive therapy, rehabilitation programs, peer support groups, nutritional supplements and other stress reduction exercises.
VI. Having spoken about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, it is time to talk of the events or causes that lead to this disorder in the first