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How To Write An Essay

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  • 1. HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY
  • 2. HOW LONG?
    • An essay is usually 4 or 5 paragraphs long and each paragraph must have a minimum of 5 lines and a maximum of 7 lines.
  • 3. HOW TO CHOOSE THE TOPIC.
    • The topic should be about something that you like to talk about. If you cannot choose the topic then do a lot of research about it and even if you know about the topic, do research so that what you write can be sustained.
  • 4. SELEC THE TOPIC!
    • The topic is what you’re going to talk about in the essay. For example if you want to talk about computers, then your topic will be computers.
  • 5. BRAINSTORM
    • Brainstorm ideas for your essay. Let’s do some brainstorming about TECHNOLOGY to practice.
  • 6. How to approach essay writing INTRODUCTION BODY CONCLUSION
  • 7. MAKE A DRAFT Start writing you essay draft. The draft is the not what you are going to present, is a preparation for the real essay so if you have mistakes you can correct them.
  • 8. WRITE CONTINUOUSLY When you start writing your paragraph, don’t stop until you finish so that you can have a sequence and don’t loose the meaning of what you are writing.
  • 9. Introduction Beginning (or abstract) Context What is being discussed,argued or demonstrated Use the key phrases in the essay title Keep it relevant
  • 10. The Main Body (Substantive)
    • Present evidence
    • Logical order (Chronological?)
    • Analysis
    • Refer often to the title
    • Balance! (Especially in a question that begins with a quote)
    • Refer to all parts of the question
  • 11. Conclusion
    • Re-state your argument using the key words from the title
    • Be confident in your argument
    • Hint at a broader context?
    • What other issues would you explore, given more time?
  • 12. READ OUT LOUD. When you revise your essay, it is recommended that you read out loud so that you can hear what you wrote and see if it makes sense.
  • 13. FINAL DRAFT When you finish revising, write the real essay and print it. Your essay will be ready to give it to your teacher.
  • 14. TO HAVE IN MIND In an essay, because is formal writing, you cannot have contractions (you cannot write don’t, I’m, aren’t, etc. ) The only thing acceptable is contraction for possessive ( My mother’s name).
  • 15. ESSAY SAMPLE