English 12 Essay Presentation


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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.

Have fun educating yourself!

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  • For all ending body paragraphs, be sure to include in the script: “for each body, how does it relate to the thesis statement”
  • English 12 Essay Presentation

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