MASH UP SLIDE
CREATED BY : DC KUNENE
ORIGINAL SOURCES : ANDY FISHER
:
FORD HAM
UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

The Art of assa...
Aim: How do we write a good Essay?

DO NOW: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ESSAY WRITING?
HOW MANY PARAGRAPHS DO WE USUALLY INCLUD...
WRITING GOOD ESSAYS
• AWAYS support all your arguments with
facts (from the text, from outside sources,
etc)… WHY do you s...
TOPIC
STEP ONE
 Answer the specific question set –
relevance is essential!
STEP 2
Underline the key words to focus your
planning and ensure you will answer
the right question.
STEP THREE

Make a paragraph by paragraph plan which presents a
developing argument to answer the question
THE JOY OF WRITING IS HAVING
WRITTEN. !
STEP 4
Avoid waffling in
your opening
paragraph – focus
immediately on the
given issue or topic.
“This is a very important issue and there are
many different approaches that can be taken
in considering it. Many experts ...
STEPFIVE

Spend the rest of the first
paragraph outlining the ground
you intend to cover in the essay
STEP 6
Make one point in
each subsequent
paragraph using a
topic sentence,
developing it with
close textual
reference and...
STEP SEVEN

• Use linking words at the beginning
of paragraphs to help your
readers follow the development of
your essay.
Nevertheless,…
We can see, then, that…
Furthermore…
Thus…
With this in mind…
Another means by which…
However,…
Con...
STEP 8
Your concluding
paragraph must
return to the topic
or issue raised in
the question and
draw a conclusion.
STEPNINE

• Any sources used must be clearly
identified either in the body of your
essay or in the footnotes &
bibliograph...
STEP 10
EDITING!!!!!!!! Please read,
re read, and READ
again!!!
GOOD LUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
• Creator of power point used for referencing
• University of Johannesburg
REFERENCE LIST
 Ford, H. (2009) Essay writing. [online]America: Ham F Page. Available from :
http://www.slideshare.net/al...
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  1. 1. MASH UP SLIDE CREATED BY : DC KUNENE ORIGINAL SOURCES : ANDY FISHER : FORD HAM UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG The Art of assay writing
  2. 2. Aim: How do we write a good Essay? DO NOW: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ESSAY WRITING? HOW MANY PARAGRAPHS DO WE USUALLY INCLUDE IN AN ESSAY? WHAT ARE THESE PARAGRAPHS?
  3. 3. WRITING GOOD ESSAYS • AWAYS support all your arguments with facts (from the text, from outside sources, etc)… WHY do you say it? • Express yourself clearly, DELETE all the words that do not make your essay strong. (such as, and so, etc) • Essays, like poetry are an extension of who are you. This is your chance to present yourself, your thoughts, your ideas, your intelligence to someone else!!!
  4. 4. TOPIC
  5. 5. STEP ONE  Answer the specific question set – relevance is essential!
  6. 6. STEP 2 Underline the key words to focus your planning and ensure you will answer the right question.
  7. 7. STEP THREE Make a paragraph by paragraph plan which presents a developing argument to answer the question
  8. 8. THE JOY OF WRITING IS HAVING WRITTEN. !
  9. 9. STEP 4 Avoid waffling in your opening paragraph – focus immediately on the given issue or topic.
  10. 10. “This is a very important issue and there are many different approaches that can be taken in considering it. Many experts have pondered the matter, but there is no definitive position. There are arguments for and against and certainly people are provoked to strong feelings when regarding the topic.”
  11. 11. STEPFIVE Spend the rest of the first paragraph outlining the ground you intend to cover in the essay
  12. 12. STEP 6 Make one point in each subsequent paragraph using a topic sentence, developing it with close textual reference and end with a summary or link it to the next paragraph.
  13. 13. STEP SEVEN • Use linking words at the beginning of paragraphs to help your readers follow the development of your essay.
  14. 14. Nevertheless,… We can see, then, that… Furthermore… Thus… With this in mind… Another means by which… However,… Consequently… Similarly… In contrast…
  15. 15. STEP 8 Your concluding paragraph must return to the topic or issue raised in the question and draw a conclusion.
  16. 16. STEPNINE • Any sources used must be clearly identified either in the body of your essay or in the footnotes & bibliography.
  17. 17. STEP 10 EDITING!!!!!!!! Please read, re read, and READ again!!!
  18. 18. GOOD LUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. 19. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT • Creator of power point used for referencing • University of Johannesburg
  20. 20. REFERENCE LIST  Ford, H. (2009) Essay writing. [online]America: Ham F Page. Available from : http://www.slideshare.net/alicenie/essay-writing-2160397?qid=f3c5adbd-68154b1b-ba4b-000e79fa908e&v=default&b=&from_search=37. [accessed : 09th March 2014]  Fisher, A.(2009)The ten golden rules.[online]America: Andy F Page. Available from : http://www.slideshare.net/andyfisher/essay-writing-10-goldenrules?qid=f3c5adbd-6815-4b1b-ba4b000e79fa908e&v=qf1&b=&from_search=39. [accessed : 09th March 2014]
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