English Speaking Club (ESC)   Presenter: Nguyễn Đức Minh Khôi                              Presentation Day: January 3, 20...
OUTLINE:            Introduction to writing essay               Step by step writing                Make your essay more c...
Part 1:INTRODUCTION TO WRITINGESSAYTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                          ...
Section preview:            The important of writing essay            Structure of an essay            Special concept    ...
The importance of writing essay • Develop your own skills • Do your academic writing in your   university/college • Get Sc...
Structure of an essayTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                                Training...
Special concept   Brainstorming   Thesis statement   Topic sentence   Supporting details   Unity, progression and coh...
Grammar points and useful tips Do not use grammar structures and  vocabulary you do not know well Use variety of short a...
Useful conjunction, subordinates,and conjunctive Adverbs  Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay   ...
Some useful wordsTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                                Training:   ...
Samples of choosingappropriate wordsTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                         ...
Part 2:STEP BY STEP WRITINGTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                                Tr...
The process of writing    Reading and thinking about the question         Brainstorming , thesis and outlining            ...
Reading and thinking aboutthe question What is the topic? Teachers are responsible for motivating students to learn    ->...
Understanding question (cont’)    Decisions can be made quickly, or they can be made after careful    thought. In your exp...
Brainstorming, thesisand outliningBrainstorming: is quickly generating ideas (examples,  reasons, personal experiences, o...
Examples of brainstormingIn a list form:                    In a diagram form                                             ...
Thesis• state that you agree with a given statement; or• state that you disagree with a given statement; or• state which o...
Outlining is a simple plan of your essay.Step: of outlining:Examples choose ideas from your brainstorming that   will su...
Examples of Brainstorming,thesis and outline:  Some people like to spend their leisure time doing activities with a lot   ...
Understanding more how tostructure your essay Click here to see the videoTraining: How to write a good essay How to write...
Writing based on outlineIntroduction (intro) tells your readers what the essay is about. restates the question in your o...
Examples of writing intro    Sample intro:     Society is often divided on major issues involving government     spending....
Analysis of the sample intro The first sentence introduces the general topic of the essay: how the    government should s...
Writing body paragraphs Body = developmental paragraphs because they  contain ideas that develop the thesis. Each body p...
Examples of topic sentences andsupporting detailsTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay            ...
Example of body paragraphs (cont’) Spending money on space technology can lead to better ways to produce food and clothing...
Analysis of a body paragraphSpending money on space technology can lead to better ways to produce food andclothing. Space ...
Writing conclusion is often very short and may contain only one or two sentences. should leave your readers with a feeli...
Examples of conclusion andanalysis In conclusion, several developments in space technology have already helped society on ...
Reviewing and correcting Checking:        Sentence structures        Sentence variety        Word choice        Spell...
Example of reviewingCan you identify the errors in the following paragraph?The same paragraph without errors:Children must...
Review part IITopic: IntroBody 1Body 2Body 3Conclu- sion  Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay   ...
Answer the following questions1. How many parts does the question have? What does eachpart ask you to do?2. Does the essay...
Part 3:MAKE YOUR ESSAY MORECOHERENTTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                          ...
Section preview: Preview                       Some key                         Practice example                       poi...
Preview example Read the topic and a paragraph follow: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The things ...
Analyze the example: This paragraph is easy to read and understand. What   makes it so? Check all of the statements that ...
Some key points    Unity: A well-organized essay has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Each body paragraph con...
Some useful transitionsTraining: How to write a good essay   Slide 40
Practice exampleDo you agree or disagree with the following statement?The things we learn from our friends are more import...
Practice example (cont’) Furthermore, my family has taught me compassion and forgiveness. My younger brother taught me the...
Questions review Answer the following questions about the example above:  1. What does the question ask you to do?  2. Wh...
Part 4:PRACTICE WRITING AN ESSAYTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                             ...
Topic for writingSome people learn by reading about things. Others learn by doingthings. Which of these methods of learnin...
Writing practice continue   Choose appropriate details, examples, reasons you have    listed in brainstorming step to sup...
Completing your essay     Read again your essay, and check the following      things:        Your grammar uses and vocab...
Sample response: There are a lot of different was for people to learn new things. People can learn by reading, or they can...
Sample response continueFinally, I learned how to use a computer by doing it. I tried to read the computermanual, but this...
SUMMARY TODAY TRAININGTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                                Trainin...
Homework:Choose one of five topics to write an essay: 1. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? All high s...
Part 5:QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                                T...
Appendix: Evaluating the essay  Your essay may be evaluated based on:       Organization       Thesis and support      ...
Evaluating continueTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay                                Training: ...
Reference Writing section - Deltas Key to the Next    Generation TOEFL® Test Advanced Skill    Practice for the iBT.   W...
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  • 1. Learn to control yourselfThe first advantage of essay writing is that it helps you cope with your own emotions and understand patterns of life. The difficulties you face while writing an essay harden you, help you understand that life is far from being easy and smooth and that sometimes you need to pluck up all your courage in order to overcome obstacles and become a winner in the battle named "life."2. A proven way to become organizedSecondly, writing essays is a proven way to become a self-disciplined person. You learn to decipher the major from the minor and accomplish the tasks according to the plan. Apart from that, you learn the basic principles of time management, so as to be able to accomplish the tasks you set for yourself at the right time. The skill of time management is vital to live effective life and keep things under control. Therefore, the deadline pressure should be of great help to attain the useful skills for the future. 3. The best way to develop your skills and abilities.The initial purpose of essay writing is to develop your skills and abilities. Writing an essay also helps developing creative, analytical, scientific and all sorts of thinking. You must have heard it from your teacher million times and thought it is a rubbish just to make you write an essay. But this time your teacher tells the truth.You see, writing an essay involves coming across a great deal of information that needs to be 1. contemplated, 2. understood, 3. analysed, 4. interpreted, and 5. evaluated. You also have to use the feedback, understand the relationships between evidence and concepts and come out with your own conclusion. Consequently, the process of writing an essay involves great will power, mind work and efforts on your part. Every single time you get down to writing an essay, you develop certain head muscles that are conductive to the development of creative, analytical, and scientific thinking. By the way, in your attempt to learn the subject by heart you come to understand the initial meaning of essays, for the verb Essayer, which is of French origin, means "to try" and an essai (also French) is an attempt. So, an essay is something you write trying to figure something out. Do your best to achieve the set purpose.4. The step to further educationWriting an essay at school is the first proven step to further education, for you develop writing skills, acquire the research thinking communication and skills that are necessary for good academic writing at college or university. And writing an essay at college will be a good basis for your professional career. Moreover, proficiency in writing essays is not only important to pass the test, it is an essential first-tool-basic for research paper writing for all levels of schooling, and a simplified mainstay basic in writing reports within the professional world. Bear in mind that mastering this form is a first step to success.Now it is clear why essay writing is a chosen vehicle for measuring a student's writing proficiency: it helps to develop basic writing and research skills, promotes the evolution of intellectual facilities, and develops personal skills you will need in the future.
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    1. 1. English Speaking Club (ESC) Presenter: Nguyễn Đức Minh Khôi Presentation Day: January 3, 2012TRAINING:HOW TO WRITE AGOOD ESSAY
    2. 2. OUTLINE: Introduction to writing essay Step by step writing Make your essay more coherent Practice writing an essay Question and answerTraining: How to write a good essay Slide 2
    3. 3. Part 1:INTRODUCTION TO WRITINGESSAYTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 3 3
    4. 4. Section preview: The important of writing essay Structure of an essay Special concept Some useful grammar pointsTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 4 4
    5. 5. The importance of writing essay • Develop your own skills • Do your academic writing in your university/college • Get Scholarship & apply for job in the future Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 5 5
    6. 6. Structure of an essayTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 6 6
    7. 7. Special concept Brainstorming Thesis statement Topic sentence Supporting details Unity, progression and coherentTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 7 7
    8. 8. Grammar points and useful tips Do not use grammar structures and vocabulary you do not know well Use variety of short and long sentences Avoid common sentence error Use appropriate word choice and word formTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 8 8
    9. 9. Useful conjunction, subordinates,and conjunctive Adverbs Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 9 9
    10. 10. Some useful wordsTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 10 10
    11. 11. Samples of choosingappropriate wordsTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 11 11
    12. 12. Part 2:STEP BY STEP WRITINGTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 12 12
    13. 13. The process of writing Reading and thinking about the question Brainstorming , thesis and outlining Writing based on outline: Introduction Body Conclusion Reviewing and correctingTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 13 13
    14. 14. Reading and thinking aboutthe question What is the topic? Teachers are responsible for motivating students to learn -> The responsibility of teachers to their students What is the task? Do you agree or disagree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support !!!Training: How to write a good essayHow to write a good essay Training: Slide 14 14
    15. 15. Understanding question (cont’) Decisions can be made quickly, or they can be made after careful thought. In your experience, are decisions made quickly better or worse than decisions made after careful thought? Use specific details and examples to support your answer.  What is the topic?  What is the task? Make decision quickly or after careful thought Your own experience about that topic. Give examples and details to support. Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 15 15
    16. 16. Brainstorming, thesisand outliningBrainstorming: is quickly generating ideas (examples, reasons, personal experiences, other details) in the form of notes, a list, or a diagram. is writing down as many ideas as possible in a short amount of time.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 16 16
    17. 17. Examples of brainstormingIn a list form: In a diagram form S not motivated, T can’t help Self-motivated People naturally learn disagree Parent Learning no responsible teacherTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 17 17
    18. 18. Thesis• state that you agree with a given statement; or• state that you disagree with a given statement; or• state which of two positions you hold on a give issue.Example of thesis:Although many people believe it is the teachersresponsibility to motivate students to learn, students willnot learn much unless they are self-motivatedTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 18 18
    19. 19. Outlining is a simple plan of your essay.Step: of outlining:Examples choose ideas from your brainstorming that will support this position. choose two to four of your best examples or reasons and discard the rest. decide the most effective order for arranging these ideas, and write your outlineTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 19 19
    20. 20. Examples of Brainstorming,thesis and outline: Some people like to spend their leisure time doing activities with a lot of people. Others prefer to spend their leisure in quiet ways by themselves or with one other person. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 20 20
    21. 21. Understanding more how tostructure your essay Click here to see the videoTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 21 21
    22. 22. Writing based on outlineIntroduction (intro) tells your readers what the essay is about. restates the question in your own words and expresses the main idea (thesis) Thesis often the last sentence of the introductory paragraph.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 22 22
    23. 23. Examples of writing intro Sample intro: Society is often divided on major issues involving government spending. One group believes that we should spend as much money as possible on space exploration, while another group thinks that we should spend this money on solving basic social problems on Earth. I believe there are strong reasons for spending on space technology because this leads to knowledge that will benefit society on Earth.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 23 23
    24. 24. Analysis of the sample intro The first sentence introduces the general topic of the essay: how the government should spend money Society is often divided on major issues involving government spending. The next sentence restates the question in the writers own words One group believes that we should spend as much money as possible on space exploration, while another group thinks that we should spend this money on solving basic social problems on Earth. The last sentence states the writers opinion. This is the thesis statement. The rest of the essay must support this idea. I believe there are strong reasons for spending on space technology because this leads to knowledge that will benefit society on Earth.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 24 24
    25. 25. Writing body paragraphs Body = developmental paragraphs because they contain ideas that develop the thesis. Each body paragraph should have a topic sentence that expresses the main point of the paragraph. The topic sentence of the paragraph should also directly support the thesis => supporting point. The rest of the sentences in the paragraph should give appropriate examples, reasons, facts, personal experiences, or other supporting details.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 25 25
    26. 26. Examples of topic sentences andsupporting detailsTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 26 26
    27. 27. Example of body paragraphs (cont’) Spending money on space technology can lead to better ways to produce food and clothing. Space travel requires special ways to preserve and store food for a long journey. Scientists also work on ways to grow vegetables and fruits in space so that astronauts can have fresh food. Scientists must develop new types of clothing made from new materials. Many of these new methods of food and clothing production also benefit people on Earth. Space exploration has led to important developments in communications technology. One of the first government projects in space technology was for satellite communications. Today, this technology benefits everyone who uses satellite television or telephones. The most important reason for spending money on space technology is that it promotes international cooperation. When the governments of several different countries work together on space projects, there is better communication between countries. The international space station is a good example of international cooperation that benefits everyone on Earth. Not only does it lead to scientific progress, but it also promotes international understanding. Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 27 27
    28. 28. Analysis of a body paragraphSpending money on space technology can lead to better ways to produce food andclothing. Space travel requires special ways to preserve and store food for a longjourney. Scientists also work on ways to grow vegetables and fruits in space so thatastronauts can have fresh food. Scientists must develop new types of clothing madefrom new materials. Many of these new methods of food and clothing productionalso benefit people on Earth. • Is the topic sentence that states the main idea of the paragraph • Supports the thesis of the essay Provide specific examples, reasons, or other details that support the topic sentence Provide additional details that support the topic sentence Training: How to write a good essay 28 Training: How to write a good essay Slide 28
    29. 29. Writing conclusion is often very short and may contain only one or two sentences. should leave your readers with a feeling of completion. We can do one or more of the following:  restate your thesis in different words (paraphrase)  summarize your supporting points  draw a conclusion  make a prediction  make a recommendation Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 29 29
    30. 30. Examples of conclusion andanalysis In conclusion, several developments in space technology have already helped society on Earth. If we spend money on space programs, we may discover even greater knowledge that will improve our life and promote world peace. Restate the thesis Make a predictionTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Slide 30 Training: 30
    31. 31. Reviewing and correcting Checking:  Sentence structures  Sentence variety  Word choice  Spelling Your essay will be more interesting, more effective if you:  Use variety of short and long sentence  Avoid common sentence errors  Use appropriate word choice and word formsTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 31 31
    32. 32. Example of reviewingCan you identify the errors in the following paragraph?The same paragraph without errors:Children must learning about lifeain a comfortable place. If a child is no safe, learn about life in comfortable place. If a child is not safe,the child cant learn nothing. I I want to have children in the future. My duty anything. wanna have children in the future. My duty iswill be to keep my children and protection from bad experiences. I gonnafor keep my children safetysafe and protect them from bad experiences. Iam going to give my children food, other stuffs. Because my If my childrengive my children food, clothes, and clothes, and other things.child isare comfortable, they learn alot of things about life. life. Therefore, Icomfortable, they will will learn a lot of things about On the contrary, Idisagree with the statement.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 32 32
    33. 33. Review part IITopic: IntroBody 1Body 2Body 3Conclu- sion Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 33 33
    34. 34. Answer the following questions1. How many parts does the question have? What does eachpart ask you to do?2. Does the essay address all parts of the question?3. How is the essay organized?4. What does the writer do in the introduction?5. What is the thesis or main idea of the essay?6. How does the writer support the thesis?7. What is the topic sentence of each body paragraph?8. What specific examples, reasons, and other details doesthe writer give? What is their purpose?9. What does the writer do in the conclusion?10. Does the essay effectively address the topic and task?Why or why not?Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 34 34
    35. 35. Part 3:MAKE YOUR ESSAY MORECOHERENTTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 35 35
    36. 36. Section preview: Preview Some key Practice example points review • Sample • Unity • Sample • Analyze • Coherent • Questions • TransitionTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 36 36
    37. 37. Preview example Read the topic and a paragraph follow: Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The things we learn from our friends are more important than what we learn from family. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. Sample paragraph While my friends have taught me to enjoy my life, my family has taught me to be strong. My friends have taught me how to feel independent. They have encouraged me to be myself, to have a lot of fun, and to find happiness in life. On the other hand, my mother has taught me to be independent in a very different way. When I was a child, she gave me advice such as "Fight your own battles." She said that so I would be strong because she could not always protect me. Sometimes this was very difficult for me when I wanted my mother to help me, even though I knew her advice was important.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 37 37
    38. 38. Analyze the example: This paragraph is easy to read and understand. What makes it so? Check all of the statements that are true:  All of the sentence in the paragraph are simple.  The topic sentence is stated clearly at the beginning.  The sentences are written in a logical order.  All of the ideas in the paragraph support the topic sentence.  The writer uses appropriate transitions to connect ideas. Comments:The paragraph is well organized and coherent. When a pieceof writing is coherent, it is easy for reader to understand.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 38 38
    39. 39. Some key points  Unity: A well-organized essay has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Each body paragraph contains one major point that is developed with examples, reasons, and other supporting details. Each body paragraph supports the thesis of the essay. When all of the ideas and information in the essay support the thesis, the essay is said to have unity.  Coherent:• The body paragraphs should be arranged in the order that will best support the thesis.• Sometimes the body paragraphs are best arranged from the most important point to the least important point.• Sometimes it is more effective to put the most important point last, just before the conclusion.• Sometimes the points are previewed in the introduction.• When the body paragraphs are arranged effectively and logically, the essay is said to have coherence. Training: How to write a good essay Slide 39
    40. 40. Some useful transitionsTraining: How to write a good essay Slide 40
    41. 41. Practice exampleDo you agree or disagree with the following statement?The things we learn from our friends are more important than what welearn from family.Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.When I think about the lessons I have learned in my life, I find manysimilarities in what I learned from my friends and from my family. There arealso differences. Both kinds of lessons have been very important to me.However, when I consider them carefully, I know that the lessons from myfamily are more important. While my friends have taught me to enjoy my life, my family has taught me to be strong. My friends have taught me how to feel independent. They have encouraged me to be myself, to have a lot of fun, and to find happiness in life. On the other hand, my mother has taught me to be independent in a very different way. When I was a child, she gave me advice such as "Fight your own battles." She said that so I would be strong because she could not always protect me. Sometimes this was very difficult for me when I wanted my mother to help me, even though I knew her advice was important.Training: How to write a good essay Slide 41
    42. 42. Practice example (cont’) Furthermore, my family has taught me compassion and forgiveness. My younger brother taught me these qualities. I will never forget that once I was cruel to him because I was angry. My brother was afraid of the dark, but I turned off the lights to scare him. He was only six years old, and he was afraid and cried. But later he asked to read a book to him until he fell asleep. It was his way to forgive me. I can never forget how my little brother taught me how to forgive. I believe that our family teaches us the most important things because the lessons from family last longer. My family has taught me to be independent and strong, and this will help me during my whole life. Moreover, they have taught me how to forgive, which is necessary for getting along with other people. In short, the lessons from my family were not always enjoyable, yet the are deeper in my heart.Training: How to write a good essay Slide 42
    43. 43. Questions review Answer the following questions about the example above: 1. What does the question ask you to do? 2. What does the writer do in the introduction? 3. What is the thesis or main idea of the essay? 4. How is the essay organized? 5. What is the topic sentence of each body paragraph? 6. Does the essay have unity? Why or why not? 7. What transitions help give the essay coherence? 8. Does the essay effectively address the topic and task? Why or why not? Training: How to write a good essay Slide 43
    44. 44. Part 4:PRACTICE WRITING AN ESSAYTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 44 44
    45. 45. Topic for writingSome people learn by reading about things. Others learn by doingthings. Which of these methods of learning is better for you? Usespecific reasons and examples to support your choice. (limited words:400 words) Step by step doing the following tasks:  Read the question carefully and answer:  What is the topic?  What is the tasks?  In 5 minutes, quickly brainstorm about the topic and write down on your draft.  Now, decide which point of view do you prefer and why? Write down the thesis statement.Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 45 45
    46. 46. Writing practice continue  Choose appropriate details, examples, reasons you have listed in brainstorming step to support the thesis, write down the outline of your writing.  Now, review your notes, you are ready to write your own essay.  Based on the thesis statement, in 5 minutes write down the introductory paragraph.  Next, you will have 15 minutes to write your body paragraphs depend on your outline. Remember to conclude your topic sentences.  At present, you nearly completed your essay, you will write your conclusion paragraph in 5 min. Summary what you have written before and … (make prediction, give comments…)Training: How to write a good essay Slide 46
    47. 47. Completing your essay  Read again your essay, and check the following things:  Your grammar uses and vocabulary  Are your sentences fragmented?  Are your body and conclusion paragraphs support for the thesis statement?  Do you give concrete examples and details to support?  In all, is your essay unity and coherent?  Do any corrections if possible?Training: How to write a good essay Slide 47
    48. 48. Sample response: There are a lot of different was for people to learn new things. People can learn by reading, or they can learn by doing things. For some people, learning is better either one way or the other. I prefer to learn by doing things because when I do something myself it becomes more real than when I read about it. I learned how to ride a bicycle and drive a car by experience. I rode a bicycle when I was six years old. Because I could not read about it, I had to get on the bicycle and use my feet and hands. I could also learn from my mistake when I fell off my bicycle. Similarly, I learned to drive a car by doing it. Although I had to study a driving manual and take a test on a computer, I could not learn driving well until I practiced driving in a car. Learning mathematics is another example of learning by doing things. When I was in sixth grade, my teacher made me students measure our classroom. We measured the length and width of the room. Therefore, we learned how to calculate the area of our classroom or any other room. This experience made mathematics become real for me.Training: How to write a good essay Slide 48
    49. 49. Sample response continueFinally, I learned how to use a computer by doing it. I tried to read the computermanual, but this was difficult for me because the book was very complex. Ilearned more when I sat at the keyboard and tried using several keys. Ofcourse, my teacher explained some things about the computer. However, Icould learn best when I experienced it.It is true that I have to learn some things by reading, such as history andliterature. Reading gives me important knowledge. However, for most skillsthat I need for my life, such as driving a car and using a computer, I mustexperience using them in order to learn the skills well. Therefore, I prefer tolearn through action. Training: How to write a good essay Slide 49
    50. 50. SUMMARY TODAY TRAININGTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 50
    51. 51. Homework:Choose one of five topics to write an essay: 1. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? All high school students should be required to have three years of studying a foreign language. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. 2. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The automobile is destroying our quality of life. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. 3. Some people like to be the leader of a group. Others like to be a member of a group in which another person is the leader. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. 4. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Employers should be required to provide smoking areas for their employees who smoke cigarettes. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. 5. Some students prefer to study at a large university that has several thousand students. Other students prefer studying at a small school that has only a few hundred students. Which of these two types of schools do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.Training: How to write a good essay Slide 51
    52. 52. Part 5:QUESTIONS AND ANSWERSTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 52 52
    53. 53. Appendix: Evaluating the essay  Your essay may be evaluated based on:  Organization  Thesis and support  Unity and coherence  Grammar and vocabulary  Description of Score Levels: Training: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 53 53
    54. 54. Evaluating continueTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 54 54
    55. 55. Reference Writing section - Deltas Key to the Next Generation TOEFL® Test Advanced Skill Practice for the iBT. Writing section – Mastering for the TOEFL ® iBT Advanced – Compact Test. Writing section – The official guide to TOEFL® iBT Test, Second Edition – ETS. http://toeflessays.com http://english-test.netTraining: How to write a good essay Slide 55
    56. 56. THANK YOU FOR LISTENINGTraining: How to write a good essay How to write a good essay Training: Slide 56 56
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