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    • Module: Essay writing for students An open educational resource on writing an essay, developed by the University of South Pacific at http://www.usp.ac.fj/studyskills turned into a slide presentation by Dr Muavia Gallie (University of Pretoria). 1 Essay writing with readings •Introduction •Understand the topic •Get started •Know about information •Gather information •Use information •Develop essay content •Construct the essay 1. Essay writing with readings •Module summary 2 1
    • 1.1 Introduction 3 1.2 What will I do? 4 2
    • 1.3 Overview Map 1. Understand the topic - Look at your essay topic and understand the language used; 2. Know about information - Learn about different types of information and how to use it; 3. Get started - Brainstorm what you already know about the topic and begin to plan your essay using one of the three approaches suggested; 4. Gather information - Learn about some useful reading techniques and methods of selecting and recording information; 5. Use information - Discover why citing information is important and how to do it; 6. Develop essay content - Develop your essay based on your chosen approach; 7. Construct the essay - Learn about essay and paragraph structure, grammar, style and language use; 5 8. Module summary - Read a summary of the module. 1.4 How long will it take? 6 3
    • 2. Understand the topic 7 2.1 Your topic 8 4
    • 2.2 Direction words 9 2.3 Content words 10 5
    • 2.4 Relationship words 11 2.5 Section Summary 12 6
    • 3. Get Started 13 3.1 Brainstorm 14 7
    • 3.2 Make a plan 15 3.3 Question approach 16 8
    • 3.4 Using tables 17 3.5 Mind mapping 18 9
    • 3.6 Skeleton view 19 3.7 Outline view 20 10
    • 3.8 Section Summary 21 4. Know about information 22 11
    • 4.1 Types of information 23 4.2 Books and book chapters 24 12
    • 4.3 Articles 25 4.4 Academic journal 26 13
    • 4.5 Popular magazine 27 4.6 Newspaper 28 14
    • 4.7 Government report 29 4.8 Primary sources 30 15
    • 4.9 Secondary sources 31 4.10 Section summary 32 16
    • 5. Gather information 33 5.1 Introduction 34 17
    • 5.2 Matching activity 35 5.3 Evaluate information 36 18
    • 5.4 Is it appropriate? 37 5.5 Is it current? 38 19
    • 5.6 Reading techniques 39 5.7 Survey 40 20
    • 5.8 Skim 41 5.9 Deep read 42 21
    • 5.10 Scan 43 5.11 Select & record 44 22
    • 5.12 Highlight 45 5.13 Make notes 46 23
    • 5.14 Quote 47 5.15 Short quotations 48 24
    • 5.15 Long quotations 49 5.16 Storing quotations 50 25
    • 5.17 Summarise & paraphrase 51 5.17.1 Summarise 52 26
    • 5.17.2 Paraphrase 53 5.18 Section summary 54 27
    • 6. Use information 55 6.1 Striking a balance Their voice Your voice •Unsourced material 4.1 Plagiarism, No grade, expulsion? •Paraphrasing •Quotations •Paraphrasing 3.1 Heavily weighted towards other people’s views. •Personal and family experience •Quotations •Summaries 2.1 If supporting information is integrated with your •Personal and family experience •Paraphrasing views, this is likely to be acceptable. •Quotations •Summaries 1. A well balanced essay with your opinions and •Your opinions •Paraphrasing relevant experiences supported by various •Personal and family experience •Quotations academic views •Paraphrasing 2.2 If your views are well supported by the views of •Your opinions •Quotations others this is likely to be acceptable •Personal and family experience •Quotations 3.2 Heavily weighted towards your own views •Personal and family experience 4.2 Unsupported personal opinion. Fail •Your opinions 56 •Personal and family experience 28
    • 6.2 Cite information 57 6.3 Why do you cite? 58 29
    • 6.4 Plagiarism 59 6.4.1 Types 60 30
    • 6.4.2 Why plagiarise? 61 6.4.3 Avoiding plagiarism 62 31
    • 6.5 How do you cite? 63 6.6 Parts of a reference 64 32
    • 6.7 Activity 65 6.8 Section summary 66 33
    • 7. Develop essay content 67 7.1 Develop your plan 68 34
    • 7.2 Expand questions 69 7.3 Expand table 70 35
    • 7.4 Expand mind map 71 7.5 Expanded outline view 72 36
    • 7.6 Section summary 73 8. Construct the essay 74 37
    • 8.1 Essay structure 75 8.2 Paragraphs 76 38
    • 8.3 Grammar & style 77 8.4 Active & passive voice 78 39
    • 8.5 Verbs & nouns 79 8.6 Coherence 80 40
    • 8.7 Emphasis 81 8.8 Language use 82 41
    • 8.9 Performance errors 83 8.10 Final check 84 42
    • 8.11 Section summary 85 9. Module summary 86 43
    • 9.1 Summary 87 10.1 National Parks of Otago P1 88 44
    • 10.2 National Parks of Otago P2 89 10.3 Citing information sources with APA 90 45
    • 10.4 Article in print journal or magazine 91 10.5 Direct words P1 92 46
    • 10.6 Direct words P2 93 Thank you!! 94 47