Academic writing – articulate your mind – someone will read and understand
Brainstorming – ideas, points, how to organise. Planning – helps to write a clear, well- focused piece of writing, meaningful presentation. Writing – creative, critical thinking, well- developed sentences and paragraphs, attract attention. Editing/reviewing – detect errors, refine, polish.
Essay – more than 250 words Show creativity Generally 5 paragraphs Outline gives clearer picture
A sentence that shows the controlling idea Very specific Too general – ambiguous The end of introductory paragraph
Outline – • Topic sentence (first sentence of a paragraph, supports thesis statement, informs readers of the content or ideas in the paragraph) • Supporting details (about the idea in the topic sentence, give examples, illustrations, quotations, statistics, causes, effects, compare and contrast) • Concluding sentence (summary of a paragraph, final remark on the main idea of a paragraph, not necessary)