Do you dread doing a essay

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Do you dread doing a essay

  1. 1. Do you dread doing an Essay?<br />Today we are going to explore “Ten Tips” on how to write an effective essay. <br />
  2. 2. When you begin an essay, First decide on your topic and researching it.<br />Make yourself an expert<br />Use the internet as a resource<br />Analyze your topic<br />Define claims<br />Write out reasons<br />Use back-up evidence <br />Brainstorm<br />Form an outline<br />
  3. 3. Brainstorming<br />Ask yourself questions about the topic you are researching<br />Find something original to say about your topic<br />Show new ideas and insight about the topic<br />
  4. 4. Finding Your Thesis?<br />The thesis acts as the main claim of your paper<br />It is usually at the end of the Introduction<br />Your thesis must make a arguable statement<br />The thesis must be specific<br />Avoid list<br />Follow an “although….actually” format<br />
  5. 5. Outlines<br />Keep your outline brief<br />Each line should be less than one line each for each point<br />Choose an appropriate arrangement<br />Outlines can show you how to better organize your Essay<br />Remember however you chose to write your essay, make sure it presents a clear, logical argument<br />
  6. 6. The Introduction<br />First get the readers attention<br />Start with on of the following<br />An interesting fact<br />A surprising piece of information<br />A provocative question<br />An intriguing paradox<br />An explanation of an odd term<br />
  7. 7. Paragraphs<br />Choose a singular focus<br />Begin with a topic sentence<br />Develop an idea<br />Illustrate your idea with examples<br />Give an authoritative quotation<br />Anticipate responses<br />Back up ideas with evidence<br />Elaborate on cause/effects, definitions, comparisons and contrasts<br />
  8. 8. Conclusion<br />Recap the main idea<br />Leave a memorable impression<br />Keep it short <br />Explain why your topic is important<br />End on an interesting twist or thought<br />
  9. 9. Citing sources<br />Always cite sources, you don’t want to plagiarize your paper<br />Use MLA format unless requested otherwise<br /> Example: (“Jones says, or “According to Jones”…)<br />A wonderful resource for citing books and other sources is the following website<br />http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?start=#<br />
  10. 10. Style<br />Your style of writing is a way of fingerprinting your work<br />Avoid personal references, (example, in my opinion)<br />Avoid<br />Fragments, grammar mistakes, choppy sentences, run-on sentences, use the correct pronoun usage<br />Use an objective tone in your writing<br />Always proof read your work before turning it in<br />Each paragraph needs to include five to eight sentences<br />
  11. 11. Completion <br />After completion of your essay <br />You will know you have done a job well done<br />Do not be afraid to ask questions while doing your essay<br />If applicable turn in a rough draft and outline before submission, if teacher give the opportunity<br />

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