Guides for Structured Essays

Looking for specific guidelines? Choose a title in the list below to find detailed scaffolds that make explicit what is expected in many different types of structured essays on Youth Voices. Once you’ve internalized these guides, we encourage you to mix and match different paragraphs and to go beyond the use of a guide as well.

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