Chapter 8-5: How to Use Keywords in the Essay Question to Identify the Organizational Format You Should Use

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Most essay questions will have one or more "key words" that indicate which organizational pattern you should use in your answer. The six most common organizational patterns for essay exams are: definition, analysis, cause and effect, comparison/contrast, process analysis, and thesis-support.

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