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Students are assigned to write an expository writing paper on the Ebola virus.  What causes the virus to resist treatment?  Data indicates 90% die that become infected.  How does it attack the body?  How long can it live outside the body?  What is its preferred method of transmission? http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/07/world/ebola-virus-q-and-a/index.html?iid=article_sidebar   Why is there no vaccination against it? 

What are the steps necessary for an experimental drug to gain approval by the FDA, so that it can be used as a treatment for the disease?  http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/14/health/ebola-vaccine-drugs-faq/index.html?iid=article_sidebar   http://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm143534.htm   Why is Ebola considered to be underestimated?  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28798542  Ebola virus why isn’t there a cure?  http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/07/28/ebola-virus-why-isnt-there-cure/
ebola 3.jpgExplain the origin and evolution of Ebola. http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/8/800.full.pdf Why is the Ebola virus considered to be an Alien?   http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ebola-alien-british-scientist-claims-deadly-virus-came-space-1460532  Another reference to the evolution of Ebola.  http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/14/8/800.abstract Expository writing is explanatory. You select information from oral, written, or electronic text and organize it to Text Box: Figure 2 Ebola virus researchebola 1.jpgshow that you understand a concept. Expository writing Text Box: Figure 3 Ebola virus experimental studyis the type of writing you create for term papers, essays, or letters.

Thinking About the Writing Prompt
ebola1Taking time to think about the prompt and to plan your writing will improve the quality of your final essay. Planning can help you compose a more organized, polished response. Use this guide to plan your composition.

  1. Read the prompt carefully and restate it in your own words. Think specifically about what the prompt is asking you to do (for example, make an argument, tell a story, or explain a process)._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


2. After you have thought about the prompt and it is clear what you’re being asked to do, write one or two sentences describing your initial reaction to the prompt. This may be the basis for your thesis statement, or the main idea of your essay. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Read the reminder list (questions to ask about the prompt) that follows the prompt. (If you are still unclear about the prompt, the list may help you better understand it.) Think about those items that you have particular trouble with and write them down. Explain how to avoid those mistakes in your writing. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. Brainstorm ideas, details, or information to support your response to the prompt. You may use a brainstorming technique such as freewriting, making a list, or creating a web.  Record anything that comes to mind.  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5. Review the things you wrote as you brainstormed. What ideas support your thesis statement?
What details add information to those supporting ideas? Underline or highlight the ideas and details you plan to use in your composition. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
6. There are many ways to organize your ideas. You may wish to use a visual representation such as a web, an outline, or a chart. The graphic organizers that follow are some examples of ways to structure your ideas. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Organizer for Expository/Persuasive Writing
This organizer is useful for many types of writing, including expository and persuasive essays. Use the thesis statement from the Respond exercise and the ideas from the Record and Review exercises to complete the graphic organizer. You may add additional Supporting Ideas and Details as necessary.

Introductory Paragraph/Thesis Statement:
Concluding Paragraph/Restatement of Thesis:
Supporting Idea:
Supporting Idea:
Supporting Idea:

Concluding Paragraph/Restatement of Thesis: submit to  https://turnitin.com/t_home.asp?lang=en_us#
Main Idea  (50 points)
□ The subject matter I chose is appropriate for the prompt.
Supporting Details  (50 points)
□ The details I include are clearly related to the subject matter. Picture of student associated with the topic.
□ I include enough details to support my main idea. Picture of topic.  Use pixlr.com to alter the picture 30%.

Organization (50 points)  submit to drop box at http://jcps.jefferson.kyschools.us/default.asp
□ My composition has a strong beginning, a well-developed middle, and an effective ending.
□ My essay follows a clear, logical progression.
Coherence  ( 50 points)
□ I establish relationships between ideas in my composition.
□ I use transitional words and phrases, parallel structure, and other techniques to connect sentences and paragraphs.
□ I use effective sentence structure and word choice. Write in complete sentences.
• Write coherent and well-developed paragraphs.
• Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.