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How to Write an Essay

For students and families applying to the Pittsburgh Public School Magnet Program, incoming grades 6-8 Here are some general resources to get you started. For more specific information, please ask a librarian.

Writing Winning Reports and Essays

Writing Winning Reports and Essays

Provides strategies for writing successful research reports and essays, including social studies reports, book reports, persuasive essays, personal essays, and descriptive essays.

Putting It in Writing

Putting It in Writing

This easy-to-use reference book gives you models and tips you can follow for all of your writing needs, such as: *Science and social studies reports *Book reports *Answering essay questions *Movie and TV reviews *Letters to friends and relatives *Complaints and requests *Business letters PLUS special sections in the back with other writing tools

You Can Write an Essay

You Can Write an Essay

Explains what makes a good essay and offers advice on the steps necessary to write one.