Essay Practice in Preparation for the JWPE
The following prompts are designed to provide practice in writing the 5-paragraph essay in preparation of the Junior Writing Proficiency Examination (JWPE). Complete this form and attach your essay for review. We will send our comments to you within 3 business days. For more information and resources, please visit the Writing Center's Organization within Blackboard. If you have questions, send an email message to

Your 5-paragraph essay should consist of an introduction, 3-body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Here are some helpful tips to remember when writing:

* The answer to the question you select should serve as your thesis.

* Try to construct relevant ideas (at least three) to support your thesis.

* The thesis statement should be clear, limiting (at least three ideas in support), and debatable (takes a stand).

* Write the entire essay without stopping.

* Go back, read the essay to be sure that you have written what you wish to convey.

* Finally, make sure that you proofread and correct grammatical errors.
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  • Upload your 5-paragraph essay here in Microsoft Word format. Please be sure to include your name, student ID, and the topic you selected on your paper.