It is an organized piece of writing that
focuses on a single topic
 is organized around a
thesis
 begins with an introduction (in the introductory
paragaph the reader has the first contac...
 What you are writing about
 The main idea of a paragraph
 It is a sentence in the essay that states the
thesis
 It is expressed in the first paragraph as part
of the introductio...
 The process of reviewing and rewriting to
make your ideas more logical,
understandable and interesting to your
readers
...
 To create a picture of a person, place or
object by using descriptive language that
includes all five senses
 Tells a story
 Contains dialogue
 Common elements:
• What
• Where
• When
• How
• Why
 May include only the causes or only the
effects
 Multiple causes and effects
 Chains of causes and effects
 May compare or contrast persons, places,
ideas, etc
 Compare: consider similarities
 Contrast: consider differences
 ...
 Consider how we want to classify the topic
into appropriate categories
 Involves careful analysis, planning and
organization and includes the possible
solutions
 Its purpose is to convince others o share your
opinion
 It is a combination of the types of essays that
have been described
What is an essay
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What is an essay

  1. 1. It is an organized piece of writing that focuses on a single topic
  2. 2.  is organized around a thesis  begins with an introduction (in the introductory paragaph the reader has the first contact with the topic from our perspective)  has a body (paragraphs that develope the thesis)  ends with a concluding paragraph ( it has the purpose of leaving the reader with a sense of completeness and the inclination to think about the topic)
  3. 3.  What you are writing about  The main idea of a paragraph
  4. 4.  It is a sentence in the essay that states the thesis  It is expressed in the first paragraph as part of the introduction  Tip: Not too general…Not too specific
  5. 5.  The process of reviewing and rewriting to make your ideas more logical, understandable and interesting to your readers  Two main aspects of the Revision Process: • Revision through reading • Revision through collaboration
  6. 6.  To create a picture of a person, place or object by using descriptive language that includes all five senses
  7. 7.  Tells a story  Contains dialogue  Common elements: • What • Where • When • How • Why
  8. 8.  May include only the causes or only the effects  Multiple causes and effects  Chains of causes and effects
  9. 9.  May compare or contrast persons, places, ideas, etc  Compare: consider similarities  Contrast: consider differences  Comparison-Contrast: consider both similarities and differences
  10. 10.  Consider how we want to classify the topic into appropriate categories
  11. 11.  Involves careful analysis, planning and organization and includes the possible solutions
  12. 12.  Its purpose is to convince others o share your opinion
  13. 13.  It is a combination of the types of essays that have been described

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