The absolute BEST way to learn about Maya Angelou is to read her books.
well i need to do an essay this is what i have
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Maya Angelou was born April 4, 1928 in st. Louis Missouri. She is an author, poet, playwright, stage and screen performer, and director. She has a brother named bailey when they were young they were sent to live with their grandmother in Arkansas cause of their mother and father’s divorce.
Maya believed in freedom like the civil rights movement. In addition, believed in Jesus Christ probably because when she was raped and decided that Jesus could help her from their on.
Maya always had a positive attitude; she dropped out of school to be the first female cable car conductor, and then finished high school where later on she had a baby boy. She also believed that women could be successful and that blacks could probate in life.
Time: Maya Angelou was there on the civil rights movement, and war world II.
Maya was an African America; activist she was also a dancer, actor and moviemaker. She is the author of “I know why the caged bird sings”. She is also a role player for the civil rights movement.
Some of her experiences were many awards that she received from Pulitzer award, national book award, Tony award nomination, president award, and many more.
Though all this happened, she had been very successful so much that her fame increased. She has shown us that you cannot change the past but you can move on from it and do so much more; just like she did.
You need to do several things:
1. Write in whole sentences, complete sentences, no fragments, no run-ons.
2. Make sure EVERY paragraph is composed of 6-8 sentences in order for each main idea to be fully explained and developed.
3. I don't see any thesis statement in there.
Your thesis statement must include factual information (which you already have) plus your position/opinion/stance. Without your position on the topic, it isn't a true thesis statement. So think of this sentence as the angle you want to take on the topic and what you intend to prove by the end of your paper. (If your statement is simply factual, then there's nothing to prove!)
This is one of the very best places I've seen online to help students write good thesis statements. It shows you sentences that aren't thesis statements and how to turn each one into real thesis statements.
4. I also see very little organization of ideas.
Follow the writing process, whether you're writing for science, history, English, or whatever:
Prewriting: Brainstorm, research, plan, outline, thesis statement
Writing: Write first draft by starting with section II of your outline; write the introduction after the body of the paper is written; write the conclusion last.
Polishing: Revise, concentrating first on the body of the paper, then the intro, then the conclusion (revision = making sure ideas are logical and sequential and support your thesis); proofread (spelling, grammar, usage, etc.)
Do you have a thesis yet? Have you done your brainstorming (and maybe research) yet? Have you written an outline?
Click on Step by Step for the process.