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I learned what is necessary for writing a not dull and successful essay in this couple weeks. We must organize our thoughts for a successful essay. I found very useful creating an outline to organize my ideas. The topic at the top of the page and listing main ideas and leaving space for each one and smaller ideas that relate to each main idea. This always helps me to see connections and write more organized essays.After when we chose a topic and sorted our ideas into relevant categories, we need a thesis statement. The thesis statement tells the reader the point of our essay. We go back and see what our main ideas are? Our thesis statement refers two parts,  the topic, and the point of the essay. After we develop the thesis and have the body of our essay, we can write an introduction. We need to be creative to get reader’s attention in the first paragraph. Begining with an attention grabber like a quote, shocking information or a simple summary of the topic would help. Whichever angle we choose, we need to make sure that it ties in with the thesis statement.The body of our essay argues, explains or describes our topic. Each main idea that we wrote in our outline will become a separate section within the body of our essay. For each body paragraph has the same basic structure as an introduction. We just need to fill in the spaces with relative information that will help link smaller ideas together.The conclusion makes the end of the topics and sums up our overall ideas for a final perspective. The outcome should have consistent and strong sentences. Simply reviewing main points and provide support for our thesis.On my first essay, my group peers told me to extend my body paragraphs and give more specific examples of the topic. Also, my thesis statement was not clear. Creating a thesis statement and write from that would help my writing. My group peers had examples from their personal life; they think giving specific examples like that could draw more attention for readers.The brief history of my thumb is one of my favorite reading so far. Reading just a title gave me an idea it was about hitchhiking. The way she describes how she felt when she got into the car was relatable. On her body paragraphs, she explains why she does something so dangerous. The idea of hitchhiking these days, as she indicates, is unsafe on the part of both driver and hitchhiker. There is no way to know if the person you are getting into a car has good intentions. This is the part of the experience that she enjoyed the most. She enjoyed the chance of entering new worlds; with each car, and experience bringing something to her life.  And she links her thesis with Greek philosopher words, you can’t step into the same river twice. She explains ” is not the same, and is, so I am as I am not.” Similarly, a road is never the same because there are always new people traveling on it, so you can never be sure if it will be as safe as your last experience.