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What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
What is an essay
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What is an essay

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  • 1. It is an organized piece of writing that focuses on a single topic
  • 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.  What you are writing about  The main idea of a paragraph
  • 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.  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.  To create a picture of a person, place or object by using descriptive language that includes all five senses
  • 7.  Tells a story  Contains dialogue  Common elements: • What • Where • When • How • Why
  • 8.  May include only the causes or only the effects  Multiple causes and effects  Chains of causes and effects
  • 9.  May compare or contrast persons, places, ideas, etc  Compare: consider similarities  Contrast: consider differences  Comparison-Contrast: consider both similarities and differences
  • 10.  Consider how we want to classify the topic into appropriate categories
  • 11.  Involves careful analysis, planning and organization and includes the possible solutions
  • 12.  Its purpose is to convince others o share your opinion
  • 13.  It is a combination of the types of essays that have been described

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