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Essay Writing <ul><li>By: Heather Geisel </li></ul>
What is an Essay? <ul><li>A way to get students to look deeper at their own ideas to a particular topic.  </li></ul><ul><l...
Purpose of an Essay <ul><li>Develop new ideas and concepts through writing.  </li></ul>
Essay Genres <ul><li>Expository </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Argumentative ...
Expository Essays <ul><li>Essay where a student must research an idea, evaluate what they learned, and make an argument on...
Descriptive Essay <ul><li>Essay where a student must describe a person, place, object, emotion, etc.  </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
Narrative Essay <ul><li>These essays are anecdotal, experiential, and personal.  They allow the writer to make the essay e...
Argumentative Essay <ul><li>These essays are meant to persuade the reader into the writers standpoint on an issue.  </li><...
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  1. 1. Essay Writing <ul><li>By: Heather Geisel </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is an Essay? <ul><li>A way to get students to look deeper at their own ideas to a particular topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Short piece of writing that tests the students skills in reading, analysis, persuasion, comparisons, and exposition. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Purpose of an Essay <ul><li>Develop new ideas and concepts through writing. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Essay Genres <ul><li>Expository </li></ul><ul><li>Descriptive </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Argumentative (Persuasive) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Expository Essays <ul><li>Essay where a student must research an idea, evaluate what they learned, and make an argument on that idea. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Descriptive Essay <ul><li>Essay where a student must describe a person, place, object, emotion, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>These are helpful for telling stories about an event or experience using imagery. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Narrative Essay <ul><li>These essays are anecdotal, experiential, and personal. They allow the writer to make the essay express themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>If they are written in story form they must contain all parts of the story. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Argumentative Essay <ul><li>These essays are meant to persuade the reader into the writers standpoint on an issue. </li></ul><ul><li>They inform about an idea but are for one side over another. </li></ul>
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