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What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
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What is an essay
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  • 1. WHAT IS AN ESSAY? Explanation, different types and Thesis Statement.
  • 2. Essay  It is an organized piece of writing that focuses on a single topic.  It is organized around a general idea or thesis.  It has an introductory paragraph, a body (which must contain more than one paragraphs), and a concluding paragraph.
  • 3. Intrdouctory Paragraph You have to:  Establish the setting of the essay. Briefly introduce the reader to the subject.  Provide an insightful comment that establishes your basis for analysis.  Provides a partition that establishes three major sub-topics you plan to discuss.  Finish paragraph with a clear thesis statement that establishes the purpose of the essay.
  • 4. Body Paragraph  Main ideas and details are developed.  It provides the main content od the essay.  Coherence is neccesary to unify the paragraphs around the main idea.
  • 5. Concluding Paragraph  It is a partial restatement of the thesis statement using different words.  It is a conclusion that clarifies the thesis.  It can contain opinions on the topic to motivate readers for further investigation.  Signal words can be used (In conclusion, In summary, To conclude with, etc)
  • 6. Revision of the essay  Through reading: it is necessary to read the essay carefully and multiple times.  Through editing: do not think that it is a waste of time when multiple editions are needed; purpose and audience must be kept in mind. Check punctuation, wording, and grammar rules.  Trough outer collaboration: ask a friend to read your essay and be open to any suggestion. After that start editing the essay again.
  • 7. Type of essays  Descriptive Essay: description through senses.  Narrative Essay: long conversational story containing features as characters, setting, context and big idea.  Cause and Effects Essay: Causality, why did…, what happened then?  Classification Essay: information is ordered into categories for its appropriate definition.  Persuasive Essay: An attempt to convince others to share your opinion.  Problem solving Essay: careful analysis, planning and organization.  Comparison and Contrast Essay: to bring two or more ideas to closer examination.
  • 8. Thesis Statement  It is a sentence in the essay that states the thesis.  It is usually stated in the first paragraph as part of the introduction. It should be:  Not too general or it will not provide an adequate direction to the essay.  Not too specific or it will be difficult to develop into a series of a paragraph.
  • 9. GROUP MEMBERS LEE 4 - ISDF N°41  GRECO  PÉREZ

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