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HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY (REVISITING PARAGRAPH WRITING)
English Language learners: This is a step-by-step 24-slide presentation to help you revisit necessary information about paragraph writing, so you can assemble an essay in a few easy steps. (Created by Rita Zuba Prokopetz / G&R Languages – October, 2013)

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  • Essay Writing Essay How do we start? Paragraph Sentences START WITH: REVISITING PARAGRAPH WRITING Words Topic: Essay writing (Revisiting Paragraph Writing) Open Educational Resources (OER) Audience: English language learners Published by: G&R Languages – October, 2013 Images courtesy of ClipArt 1
  • Essay Writing REVISITING PARAGRAPH WRITING Words become a sentence Sentences become a paragraph Paragraphs become an essay An effective paragraph needs: Simple, compound and complex sentences An effective essay needs: Several strong paragraphs with good transitions How do we start? Identify an issue * Propose questions to brainstorm** Research to find answers to your questions 2
  • Essay Writing START WITH: REVISITING PARAGRAPH WRITING How do we start? • • • • • • • • Identify an issue* Propose questions** Research for possible answers Assemble a paragraph Use proper text structure Format accordingly Cite all possible sources Collaborate, revisit and revise Images courtesy of ClipArt 3
  • Essay Writing REVISITING PARAGRAPH WRITING 1. Brainstorming 2. Research 3. Analysis 4. Synthesis 5. Topic sentence 6. Outline 7. Introduction 8. Conclusion 9. Citation 10.Revision/Editing 4
  • Essay Writing First things first! Demonstrate understanding of: • Process • Deadlines • Checklist • Rubric 1. Brainstorming 2. Research 3. Analysis 4. Synthesis 5. Topic sentence/thesis statement 6. Outline 7. Introduction 8. Conclusion 9. Citation 10.Editing/Revision 5
  • Essay Writing First things first! Demonstrate understanding of: • Process  • Deadlines • Checklist • Rubric PROCESS: Steps to follow 1. Brainstorming 2. Research 3. Analysis 4. Synthesis 5. Topic sentence/thesis statement 6. Outline 7. Introduction 8. Conclusion 9. Citation 10.Revision/Editing 6
  • Essay Writing First things first! Demonstrate understanding of: • Process • Deadlines  • Checklist • Rubric DEADLINES: When to do each part 1. Brainstorming Week 1 2. Research Week 2 3. Analysis Week 3 4. Synthesis Week 4 5. Topic sentence Week 5 6. Outline Week 6 7. Introduction Week 7 8. Conclusion Week 8 9. Citation Week 9 10.Revision Week 10 7
  • Essay Writing First things first! Demonstrate understanding of: • Process • Deadlines • Checklist  • Rubric CHECKLIST: Write down all tasks 1. Brainstorming 2. Research 3. Analysis 4. Synthesis 5. Topic sentence/thesis statement 6. Outline 7. Introduction 8. Conclusion 9. Citation 10.Revision/Editing 8
  • Essay Writing First things first! RUBRIC: Be cognizant of the criteria Demonstrate understanding of: • Process • Deadlines • Rubric and checklist  Week Need help 1 Did well V Brainstorming 2 Research Able to do V 1. Brainstorming Week 1 2. Research Week 2 3. Analysis Week 3 4. Synthesis Week 4 5. Topic sentence Week 5 6. Outline Week 6 7. Introduction Week 7 8. Conclusion Week 8 9. Citation Week 9 10.Revision Week 10 9
  • Essay Writing BRAINSTORMING Goals: • • • • • Apply brainstorming techniques Start thinking about the essay process Think of possible topics Learn how to refine the topic Choose partners for the research Computer lab: start Webliography with URL name, link and annotation 10
  • Essay Writing RESEARCH Goals: • • • • Massage and refine topics Collaborate and work in groups Discuss possible research methods Publish information to share Computer lab: update Webliography Upcoming SlideShare: Research 11
  • Essay Writing ANALYSIS Goals: • • • • • Format reference page Examine various sources Collaborate and work in groups Discuss sources of information Publish information to share Computer lab: format references Upcoming SlideShare: Citation style 12
  • Essay Writing SYNTHESIS Goals: • • • • • What I read Combine elements to express ideas Collaborate and work in groups Analyze research to improve ideas Update Webliography Publish information to share • • • Abdec Cdde Cdde What I think • • • Synthesis Computer lab: synthesize articles Upcoming SlideShare: Synthesis xAbdec zCdde yCdde
  • Essay Writing TOPIC SENTENCE Goals: • Write a topic statement • Select supporting details • Narrow the topic • Identify a possible thesis statement • Collaborate and work in groups • Write a short paragraph • Publish information to share What is the issue? Computer lab: format a paragraph Upcoming SlideShare: Topic sentences 14
  • Essay Writing Goals: THESIS STATEMENT • Consider the issue • Narrow the topic What is • Organize your argument the issue? • Write a thesis statement • Select three supporting details • Use a graphic organizer to display information • Write introductory paragraph that includes thesis statement • Write three paragraphs for the body of your essay • Write a conclusion Upcoming SlideShare: Topic sentences • Collaborate and work in groups Computer lab: format essay • Publish information to share 15
  • Essay Writing OUTLINE Title Topic sentence Goals: • Create an outline for each topic • Collaborate and work in groups • Publish information to share Supporting detail Supporting detail Supporting detail Conclusion Computer lab: format an outline 16
  • Essay Writing OUTLINE: Use a graphic organizer Goals: • • • • Select a graphic organizer Display information Collaborate and work in groups Publish information to share Reasons for… Title Topic sentence Supporting detail Supporting detail Supporting detail Conclusion Reason one Reason two Another reason Conclusion Computer lab: format an outline 17
  • Essay Writing INTRODUCTION Goals: • • • • • Write a statement to answer your question Add details to support your opinion Collaborate and work in groups Topic Write a short paragraph Publish information to share Question Computer lab: format a paragraph 18
  • Essay Writing CONCLUSION Sample (sequence, process, steps) Introduction for a paragraph: There are many ways to register for courses at… Sample (sequence, process, steps) How to register for… Conclusion for a paragraph: In sum, these are some of the ways to register … Computer lab: format concluding statement Sample text structure (sequence): http://www.slideshare.net/RitaProkopetz/paragraph-writing-v-sequence 19
  • Essay Writing CITATION Goals: • • • • • Recognize importance of citing sources Apply basic in-text citation rules Collaborate and work in groups Write a short paragraph and cite sources Publish information to share Computer lab: cite sources Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/2/ 20
  • Essay Writing REVISION/EDITING Goals: • • • • • Identify possible discrepancies Polish final draft Collaborate and work in groups Finalize paragraph Publish information to share Computer lab: format both paragraph and references 21
  • Essay Writing RECAP Synthesis Analysis Sources Idea! Issue 1. Brainstorming 2. Research 3. Analysis 4. Synthesis 5. Topic sentence/thesis statement 6. Outline 7. Introduction 8. Conclusion 9. Citation Well done! 10.Revision/Editing 22
  • Essay Writing Essay Reminder Paragraph REVISIT PARAGRAPH WRITING Sentences Words Topic: Essay writing (Revisiting Paragraph Writing) Audience: English language learners Published by: G&R Languages – October, 2013 Images courtesy of ClipArt 23
  • Essay Writing How to Write an Essay - Steps to follow: 1. Brainstorming 2. Research 3. Analysis 4. Synthesis 5. Topic sentence / thesis statement 6. Outline 7. Introduction 8. Conclusion 9. Citation 10.Editing/Revision Topic: Essay writing (Revisiting Paragraph Writing) Open Educational Resources (OER) Audience: English language learners Published by: G&R Languages – October, 2013 Images courtesy of ClipArt 24