How to write an essay in mrs

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How to write an essay in mrs

  1. 1. How to write an essay in Mrs. Koppers’ class
  2. 2. Step 1: Planning Step 1: Revising Step 2: Writing / Drafting Choose a topic Generate ideas Pre-writing technique Write the first draft Edit and Revise Proof read (and revise again if needed) Submit work
  3. 3. Step 1: Planning Choose a topic that is suitable for your audience. If you are given a topic, decide what you will write about. Ex. Think of a particular situation from a piece of literature and explain how it impacts your own life.
  4. 4. Step 1: Planning Generate ideas This is where you need to start pre-writing. Choosing a pre-writing technique will help you formulate your ideas better. There are several different types of pre- writing that you can choose. 1) Brainstorming 2) Outlining 3) Mapping / Clustering 4) Free writing 5) Questions
  5. 5. Types of pre-writing techniques • Brainstorming (making a list) Losing a home Helping out family Education Getting a job Helping others around me Not listening to rumors Respect for my elders
  6. 6. Types of pre-writing techniques • Outlining I. Introduction A. Attention getter B. Topic C. Thesis II. Main Point #1 A. Sub Main Point #1 1. Example 2. Example B. Sub Main Point #2 1. Example 2. Example
  7. 7. Types of pre-writing techniques • Mapping (Clustering) – Spider map Main idea
  8. 8. Types of pre-writing techniques • Free writing – is when you just write without punctuation, spelling, or grammar errors. ex. while reading the short story by leslie evans I realized that what she was going through was the same thing I was going through at my age. her experiences were relatable to my own situation
  9. 9. Types of pre-writing techniques • Questions –Who, What, Where, When, Why, and/or How
  10. 10. Introductions • Introductions are similar to those in speeches. There are only three steps in an essay: Attention – getter (2 – 3 sentences) Topic Introduction (2 – 3 sentences) Thesis (1 sentence)
  11. 11. Types of Attention getters • Rhetorical Questions (2) • Facts • Statistics • Quote • Personal Incident • Historical Reference • Reference to Self
  12. 12. A thesis statement is a ONE sentence statement about what your stand on the topic is or what your whole essay will discuss Choose which sentence is a correct way to write a thesis:
  13. 13. I’m going to write about the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” The narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” exhibits unusual characteristics towards her husband. The girl in the story is depressed and shows it. The narrator in the story is unable to show her emotions. The narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” illustrates a manic state while she is in her room.
  14. 14. Body • Each body paragraph has ONE thought or ONE idea. Too many ideas tend to lose the reader • The first sentence in the essay should explain what the paragraph is about.
  15. 15. Conclusions • Conclusions are a little shorter than the introductions. • Conclusions state what you already said in the paper and end the essay effectively. • NO new information is given

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