Episode 54: The Problems with The 5 Paragraph Essay
In 2008, I co-authored an article in the English Journal called “The Five-Paragraph Essay and the Deficit Model of Education.” I have not let up since on my mission to eradicate this “form” of writing so often used in schools. In today’s episode I dive into:
- What the 5-paragraph essay is
Why schools use it
The issues with it and why it actually doesn’t help young writers
How it may be impacting your book writing (or any writing) as an adult
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