TIP 1: ALWAYS TAKE NOTES. Then it will be easier to remember.
Be certain that you understand the essay question correctly. Brain storm alone or with someone. Tip 2: Write down all your ideas. Do not sort them out yet!
DRAW A PLAN OR CONCEPT CHART Tip 3: Remember make the connection between the essay question and what you know. There is no proper way to make an essay plan. Just start.
STRUCTURING THE ESSAY INTRODUCTION BODY CONCLUSION Clarify any definitions. How will you interpret the question? Arguments/Discussions. Opinions based on discussion in your arguments. Look at different themes from different angles.
ESSAY QUESTION In what way does the film EAST IS EAST reflect multi-cultural Britain. INTRODUCTION Clarify any definitions. Writer, director, year of release, characters, scene, period setting, critical acclaim. How will you interpret the question? How do you define multi-cultural? Introduce the film and play. Pick out three main themes to talk about.
BODY Arguments/Discussions. Look at themes in the film from both sides and use factual information from your own research. ESSAY QUESTION In what way does the film EAST IS EAST reflect multi-cultural Britain. Themes
Cultural identity-traditional values.
Conflicts between first and second generations.
Tip 4: Remember every statement has to be explained. If your opinion is that George is a bad person then give examples.
CONCLUSION The conclusion should be a well balanced opinion.
In what ways are the themes that you have discussed from the film reflected in the facts.
More resources WORKSHOP VG2: PP152: How to structure and write a text in eight steps. READ YOUR ESSAY THROUGH TWICE 1. Look at the grammar 2. Look at the logic Tip 5 Allow a friend to read and comment on your essay. Make the changes if you feel them necessary. This will help you with your grammar and your essay style.