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  • 1. The writing process: Essay writing Its all about creativity BY ANNA SOKO EMAIL:ANNASOKO43@GMAIL.COM
  • 2. Table of contents What is essay writing? Purpose of an essay Simple steps when writing an essay Types of essays
  • 3. What is an essay? Essay can be defined as:  A short piece of writing on a particular subject.  A way to get students to look deeper at their own ideas to a particular idea whether the topic is given or created by oneself.  A short piece of writing that test students skills in reading,analysis,persuasion and exposition.
  • 4. The purpose of an essay  Simply to develop new ideas and concepts through writing.
  • 5. 3 steps of essay writing  What did you eat for breakfast, lunch and supper yesterday? You ate because you wanted energy right?  It is the same with essay writing. There are three crucial steps that need to be done in order for the essay to be effective.
  • 6. Steps continued…  Three stages include introduction, body and conclusion. When you meet a friend for the first time what do you do? By telling them your name it means you are introducing yourself.
  • 7. The 3 simple steps of an essay  An essay is divided into 3 sections Introduction Body Conclusion
  • 8. Example: Lets start with an introduction In an introduction you set the issue up by giving a very brief outline of what you are going to discuss in your essay.
  • 9. Continued… Body The body is about pushing the issue along Include: 3 paragraphs in your body for the essay to be effective Paragraph1: Describe the situation of your essay Paragraph2: Describe the main idea Paragraph3: Consider the effects
  • 10. Continued Conclusion Give a summary of all the things that you have talked about in the whole essay. Do not introduce new ideas in this stage. This means that altogether you have to write five paragraphs, so that we can have a full essay.
  • 12. Types of essays Descriptive Narrative Argumentative(persuasive) Expository
  • 13. Descriptive essay  This is an essay whereby a student must describe a person ,place,object,emotion etc.  These are helpful for telling stories about an event or experience using imagery
  • 14. Narrative essay  These types of essays are anecdotal,experential and personal, they allow the writer to make the essay to express themselves.  They tell a story, usually in a first person point of view.
  • 15. Argumentative (persuasive)essay  This type of an essay is meant to persuade the reader into the writers standpoint on an issue.  They inform about an idea but they are for one side over another.they state and defend a claim
  • 16. Expository essay  This is an essay whereby a student must research an idea, evaluate what they learned and make an argument of that idea.
  • 17. References Content taken from http://www.slideshare.net/XHeatherGX/essay-writing10552807?qid=2c6159bb-9da3-4f15-ad6e7416dba442d2&v=default&b=&from_search=1 http://www.slideshare.net/legendofsheena/essay-writing29651899?qid=53cd20a6-e5c9-44b2-843be39eb74aa2c2&v=qf1&b=&from_search=2 END