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    Persuasive and informative essay

    I've narrowed down my options to these two types of essays.

    I would like to start with an informative essay then move onto a persuasive essay.

    Where do I start? So far I researched a lot of information on the topic which is about feeding the reef aquarium live food.

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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

    Okay, so for your informative, you need to decide what the topic of the essay will be. What question is it answering? Try to be precise and concise.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-May-2017 at 14:52. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

    Topic is about live plankton. And the question I would like to answer is, on how it can benefit the home aquarium over other foods.

    How live phytoplankton and copepods can benefit the home aquarium over other foods?

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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

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    How live phytoplankton and copepods can benefit the home aquarium.
    Use that.
    Now decide on two or three main benefits you'd like to outline.

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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

    1 They are more nutritious then other foods
    2 They clean the tank up of organics such as uneaten fish food and fish feces.
    3 They are alive, so they do not contribute to inorganics such as Phosphate and Nitrate like frozen or dry food does.

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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

    Let's take these one at a time and make a topic sentence out of each.
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    Live phytoplankton and copepods are more nutritious than other foods.
    Now you need to elaborate on that, and as you do so be more and more specific. In other words, we follow a general-to-specific style, with the more specific examples towards the end of the paragraph.

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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

    Elaborate how?

    Is what I have so far the four topic sentences with controlling ideas, and now I need to come up with three reasons and a conclusion for each of the four sentences, To make them into paragraphs?



    Today I am going to share some information about live phytoplankton and copepods and how they are more beneficial than other foods
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    Live phytoplankton and copepods are more nutritious than other foods. They Clean the tank of organics such as uneaten fish food and feces. and since they are alive They do not contribute to inorganics such as Nitrate and Phosphate like frozen and dry fish food does.
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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

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    Elaborate how?
    Explain the topic sentence by giving details and specifics/examples.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrBlueThumb View Post
    Is what I have so far the four topic sentences with controlling ideas, and now I need to come up with three reasons and a conclusion for each of the four sentences, To make them into paragraphs?
    What you have are three potential topic sentences. Let's just deal with the one I amended in post #6. Try writing a paragraph about that.

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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

    Live phytoplankton and copepods are more nutritious than other foods.

    So I just add post 5 to it?

    I am mickey mouse learner thanks for your help, I am a mix between grade school and high school at the moment, lol.

    I have, 3 books that I am going to read about essays now. I hope to bring that knowledge from them to here.

    I am the type of person that could progress fast through grade school to college to university with in a few years with the right tutor and I hope I found him? or if I can find one that can teach me cheaply.

    I would be greatly appreciative if anyone helped me, and I am willing to pay a small amount for a lot of help, it's one of those things that would be nice.

    I'm not sure how things work here? but I would like a tutor at a reasonable price? the person would want to be fairly paid but willing to just accept the pride in knowing that they made a person achieve their dream.
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    Re: Persuasive and informative essay

    We are volunteers on this site, and we do not charge any money for what we do.

    No, you should not add the rest of post #5 to it, because the other two sentences in post #5 can serve as topic sentences for separate paragraphs.

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    Live phytoplankton and copepods are more nutritious than other foods.
    Okay, so let me give you a hypothetical example of how I would elaborate (give details and specifics) on that topic sentence.

    Live phytoplankton and copepods are more nutritious than other foods. Firstly, they are rich in proteins and essential minerals which are crucial to the health of aquarium fish and other species. Phytoplankton can provide a steady supply of various proteins such as ABCD, DEFG and FRTY. These proteins are necessary for growth as well as maintaining a healthy immune system in aquarium species. Meanwhile, copepods are an excellent source of potassium, calcium and phosphorus. Such minerals are needed for strong skeletons, healthy skin and for the proper functioning of the nervous system of most aquarium species. While it's possible to supply such nutrients by the use of large quantities of artificial foods and supplements, live phytoplankton and copepods are a far superior alternative. They are self-propagating, organic, very cost-effective and natural.

    You can, of course, say more than that if you want. However, it is important not to stray outside the bounds of the topic sentence of the paragraph.

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