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Here is a English 12 Essay presentation I made this year. Talks about the basics of essays, and the different types of essays....

Here is a English 12 Essay presentation I made this year. Talks about the basics of essays, and the different types of essays.

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  • ESSAYS  You know you love them. 
  • Outline
    • What is an Essay?
    • Different Types of Essays
    • What Makes a Good Essay?
    • Essay Structure
  • What is an Essay?
    • An analysis of any topic in which there are points that get explained by sources/evidence.
    • Consists of:
      • Introduction paragraph
      • Body paragraph(s)
      • Concluding paragraph
  • Different Types of Essays
    • Argumentative Essay
      • A form of essay that tries to prove a point by supporting it with evidence
    • Example: Climate change is happening because of the increase in human activity.
    • Descriptive Essay
      • A type of essay in which it describes an object or animation using different adjectives
    • Example: What is your Utopia?
    • Expository Essay
      • An explanation essay
        • Cause and effect
        • Compare and contrast
        • Classification
        • Sequencing
    • Example: Explain the cause and effect that World War I had on Canada?
    • Narrative Essay
      • An essay in which it is in the form of a story with a narrator explaining events taken place which try to prove a point or an initial thesis
    • Example: What was the best idea you ever had that made a difference in your life?
    • Formal Essay
      • An essay where there is a subject that has to explained or proven with concrete evidence and proper essay format
    • Example: How did Canada contribute in World War I?
    • Informal Essay
      • A type of essay that allows the writer to go a bit off topic and not use proper evidence (assuming)
      • allows humour
      • lets the author’s opinion get involved in the essay
    • Example: Why do you think Star Trek was popular?
    • Personal Essay
      • An informal essay that explains a personal opinion about any topic
    • Example: Explain whether or not you like cats .
    • Persuasive Essay
      • An essay in which you try to convince the reader into believing one point other than the other
    • Example: Was Louis Riel a hero to the Métis?
  • What Makes a Good Essay?
    • Formal essay
      • A well thought out, serious, answer to an essay topic
      • Good topic sentence
      • Logical argument
      • Wide range of supporting evidence
        • Explain how the evidence is related to the topic
      • Well organized essay structure
        • Introduction
        • 3+ body paragraphs
        • Concluding summary
  • Essay Structure
    • Introductory Paragraph
      • Thesis statement
        • States the main idea or intent of the essay
      • Major supporting details
        • Shows supporting statements for your thesis
    • Body Paragraph
      • Evidence 1:
      • Evidence 2:
      • Evidence 3:
      • Transition
    • Concluding Paragraph
      • Summary of all details supporting your thesis statement
      • Refer back to thesis statement
      • Go out with a bang