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Expository Writing

Writing Situation: Abraham Lincoln said,

Step 1: Read the prompt carefully before you begin.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. How do you think you would live a happy life? Think about how you will state the purpose or thesis, explain the situation, show organization, and offer persuasive evidence to validate arguments and conclusions as needed. Directions for Writing: Now write an essay describing how to live a happy life, offering three suggestions on how to do this, and support your suggestions with experiences from your own life or others.

Step 2: State the purpose.Think about 3 suggestions as to how you would live a happy life.

Step 3: Prepare the graphicorganizer.

Now fold your paper into 4 squares.

Step 4: Complete the graphic organizer.Unfold the paper and draw a box in the center. In the center box write a sentence to convey your stand.

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Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Example: To have Write another lifelongyou feel way happiness, I would not be you could live focused on material your life to possessions. be

To live a truly happy life I would I serve others through

Summarize works and deeds. I would aim at your 3 My life would not unselfishness. be focused on material reasons. possessions. Through thislifestyle I would be able to find true happiness.

happy.

Example: I would be Write 3 details happy if I served about this others through works and deeds. reason. Career Choices Family Obligations

Example: A truly happy Step 3: Complete the graphic life Write one that is would be3 details organizer. this unselfish. about Dedication of time

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Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. To live a truly happy life I would I serve others through works and deeds. I would aim at unselfishness. My life would not be focused on material possessions. Through this lifestyle I would be able to find true happiness.

Write 3 details about this Give Me reason.Donations

Summarize your 3 reasons.

Step 3: Complete the graphic Elaborate organizer. on one detail. Car eer Choi ces ELABORATEExample: I would be happy if I served others through works and deeds. Family Obligations FriendsI agree with Abraham Lincoln who said, Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

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I agree with Abraham Lincoln who said, Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

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Example: To have lifelong happiness, I would not be focused on material possessions.

Elaborate on one Give Me Minedetail.Don at io ns

Americans have a generous spirit, contributing over $679 million to charities each year.

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Step 5: Add transitions.For example,Example: I would be happy if I served others through works and deeds. Career Choices Family Obligationssuch as teaching, brings happiness Friends The choice one makes in a career, watching that spark as learning take place.

Moreover,Example: A truly happy life would be one that is unselfish.Habitat for Humanity is an Dedication of time outstanding way to contribute to others happiness, and your own.

Contribute

Listening ear

A list of transition words is online!

In the same I agree with Abraham Lincoln way, who said, Most folks areabout as happy as they make up their minds to be.

For these reasons,

Example: To have lifelong happiness, I would not be focused on material possessions. Give Me MineAmericans have Donations a generous spirit, contributing over $679 million to charities each year.

To live a truly happy life I would I serve others through works and deeds. I would aim at unselfishness. My life would not be focused on material possessions. Through this lifestyle I would be able to find true happiness.

Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper.For example,I would be Example:happy if I served others through works and deeds. Career Choices Family Obligationssuch as teaching, brings happiness Friends The choice one makes in a career, watching that spark as learning take place.

Example: A truly happy Moreover, life would be one that is unselfish.Habitat for Humanity is an Dedication of time outstanding way to contribute to others happiness, and your own.

Contribute

Listening ear

In the same I agree with Abraham Lincoln way, who said, Most folks areabout as happy as they make up their minds to be.

For these reasons,

Example: To have lifelong happiness, I would not be focused on material possessions. Give Me MineAmericans have Donations a generous spirit, contributing over $679 million to charities each year.

To live a truly happy life I would I serve others through works and deeds. I would aim at unselfishness. My life would not be focused on material possessions. Through this lifestyle I would be able to find true happiness.

Each square will become a paragraph.

Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. The introductory paragraph (the center box) sums up each reason.I agree with Abraham Lincoln who said, Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. I find happiness by serving others through works and deeds. Only an unselfish person can find happiness. The happy person is not concerned with material possessions only, but the happiness of others.

Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper. Begin the introductory paragraph with a hook. Samples of hooks can be found online.I agree with Abraham Lincoln who said, Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Do you want to know the secret of true happiness? I find happiness by serving others through works and deeds. Only an unselfish person can find happiness. The happy person is not concerned with material possessions only, but the happiness of others.

Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper.For example,I would be Example:happy if I served others through works and deeds. Career Choices Family Obligationssuch as teaching, brings happiness Friends The choice one makes in a career, watching that spark as learning take place.

Example: A truly happy Moreover, life would be one that is unselfish.Habitat for Humanity is an Dedication of time outstanding way to contribute to others happiness, and your own.

Contribute

Listening ear

Next ParagraphFor these reasons,

In the same I agree with Abraham Lincoln way, who said, Most folks areabout as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Example: To have lifelong happiness, I would not be focused on material possessions. Give Me MineAmericans have Donations a generous spirit, contributing over $679 million to charities each year.

To live a truly happy life I would I serve others through works and deeds. I would aim at unselfishness. My life would not be focused on material possessions. Through this lifestyle I would be able to find true happiness.

Step 5: From the graphic organizer to the paper.Next ParagraphFor example, I would be happy if I served others through works and deeds. This would affect my career choices. The choice one makes in a career, such as teaching, brings happiness watching that spark as learning take place. A dedication to my family by fulfilling my obligations would also bring long term happiness. A person who lives a happy life is also dedicated and faithful to friends, who enrich their existence.

Step 6: From the graphic organizer to the paper.For example,I would be Example:happy if I served others through works and deeds. Career Choices Family Obligationssuch as teaching, brings happiness Friends The choice one makes in a career, watching that spark as learning take place. Habitat for Humanity is an outstanding way to contribute to Dedication of time others happiness, and your own.

Example: A truly Moreover, happy life would be one that is unselfish.

Contribute Listening ear

Next ParagraphFor these reasons,

In the same I agree with Abraham Lincoln way, who said, Most folks areabout as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Example: To have lifelong happiness, I would not be focused on material possessions. Give Me MineAmericans have Donations a generous spirit, contributing over $679 million to charities each year.

To live a truly happy life I would I serve others through works and deeds. I would aim at unselfishness. My life would not be focused on material possessions. Through this lifestyle I would be able

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