Steps to write an essay

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Steps to write an essay

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  2. 2. What is an Essay? An essay is a literary composition thatexpresses a certain idea, claim, or concept and backs it up with supporting statements. It will follow a logical pattern, that help to express particular point of view or to explain the steps necessary to complete a task. you. Get started! 2
  3. 3. Essay Process 3
  4. 4. IntroductionThe introduction is the first paragraph in your essay, and it should accomplish a few specific goals.• 1. Capture the readers interest• Its a good idea to start your essay with a really interesting statement, in order to pique the readers interest.• Avoid starting out with a boring line like• 2. Introduce the topic• The next few sentences should explain your first statement, and prepare the reader for your thesis statement. 4
  5. 5. BodyThe body of the essay will include three paragraphs,each limited to one main idea that supports yourthesis. You should state your idea, then back it upwith two or three sentences of evidence• a main idea:Offer evidence to support this statementInclude a few more supporting statements withfurther evidence,then use transition words to lead to thefollowing paragraph. 5
  6. 6. Organize Your Ideas 6
  7. 7. Sample transition words: 7
  8. 8. Conclusion• The final paragraph will summarize your main points and re-assert your main claim. It should point out your main points, but should not repeat specific examples.• Once you complete the first draft of your essay, its a good idea to re-visit the thesis statement in your first paragraph. Read your essay to see if it flows well.• You might find that the supporting paragraphs are strong, but they dont address the exact focus of your thesis. 8
  9. 9. Once you have checked your work and perfected your formatting, your essay is finished. Congratulations! 9
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