Writing an essay

1,172 views
1,094 views

Published on

Published in: Education
0 Comments
7 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,172
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
7
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
7
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Writing an essay

  1. 1. Writing an essay The art of Start & Importance of Drafts
  2. 2. Types of essay <ul><li>Cause and effect </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison | Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Argumentative </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essay structure <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Body paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  4. 4. Drafts <ul><li>It is the most important part of your essay </li></ul>
  5. 5. Start! <ul><li>Do not think about when to finish, think </li></ul><ul><li>about when to start. </li></ul><ul><li>Start from a rough draft! </li></ul>
  6. 7. Step 1 <ul><li>Become familiar with your topic – ask and </li></ul><ul><li>interview people, collect information, collect </li></ul><ul><li>different points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze your topic </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Narrow your topic, cross out the items that </li></ul><ul><li>do not fit into your topic focus </li></ul><ul><li>Write thesis statement </li></ul>
  7. 8. Step 2 <ul><li>Systematize your ideas using: </li></ul><ul><li>Cluster </li></ul><ul><li>Outline </li></ul><ul><li>3 levels of development </li></ul>
  8. 9. Outline
  9. 10. Cluster
  10. 11. Step 3 <ul><li>You are ready to write your first draft! </li></ul><ul><li>Print it, correct it, improve it - step-by-step. </li></ul>
  11. 12. After 3-4 drafts your essay is ready!
  12. 13. PRO Supporting point <ul><li>Quotations (authorities, friends, interview) </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics ( collect and create it by yourself ) </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Facts background </li></ul><ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Explanation </li></ul><ul><li>Examples and sensory information </li></ul><ul><li>Causeeffect reasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison </li></ul><ul><li>! Do not forget to sign an author. Paper with credits is </li></ul><ul><li>research, paper without credits is plagiarism. </li></ul>
  13. 14. PRO Style <ul><li>You are the voice of authority </li></ul><ul><li>Tell new facts ( = do not write obvious things!) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not write statements that are easy to argue – such as ALL, NEVER, ALWAYS, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid repeating words , phrases and word forms </li></ul><ul><li>Use synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Use transitions – it is easier for reader to follow your thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Check punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Check for unity (3 points of development) </li></ul>
  14. 15. For more information - welcome to my pages!

×