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    • Essay Writing Lessons ENG 4U
    • Essay Writing Lessons
      • Essay Structure
      • Essay Outline
      • Moving from Topic to Essay
      • Organizing the Essay Body
      • Essay Format
      • Hints & Tips
    • Essay Structure The framework of your writing
    • Essay Structure
    • Structure
      • Introductory Paragraph
      • - introduce & ease reader into topic
      • - move from general sentences to specific ones
      • - end with your thesis statement
      • Eg: life – literature – book – topic – thesis
      • life – history – people – topic – book - thesis
    • Structure
      • Thesis
      • - An arguable statement, making clear the position the author takes on a topic
      • - Depends upon your purpose & audience
      • (Topic = what the text is “about;” the subject addressed by a text
      • Eg: greed, love, hope, jealousy, etc.)
    • Structure
      • Body Paragraphs
      • - where you prove your thesis
      • Body Paragraph Structure:
      • 1. Point (topic sentence: proves thesis)
      • 2. Proofs (as many as are practical)
      • 3. Comment (relates proofs to thesis)
    • Structure
      • Concluding Paragraph
      • - re-state your thesis
      • - move from specific sentences to general ones
      • - ease reader away from essay, and back to real life again (theme statement)
    • Structure
      • The Rebuttal Paragraph
      • - Acknowledge points of opposing argument
      • - Minimize the validity of these points
      • * Insert after your introductory paragraph!
    • Essay Outline
      • What’s required
      • Marks for summative
    • Essay Outline
      • Thesis (2)
      • List of rebuttal points (3)
      • For each body paragraph: (3X4)
      • - Full topic sentence
      • - Proofs in point form
      • - Full comment sentence
      • Thesis restatement in different words (1)
      • Theme statement (2)
    • Moving from Topic to Essay … in 8 easy steps!
    • Moving from Topic to Essay
      • Read & understand topic
      • Dissect & brainstorm topic
      • Pick argument & brainstorm thesis
      • Form & test thesis
      • Brainstorm & organize support
      • List rebuttals
      • Write, Revise, Edit
      • Proofread & print good copy
    • Organizing the Essay Body Principles & Development Methods
    • Organizing the Essay Body
      • Organizing principle?
      • - chronology - cause & effect
      • - process - logic
      • Development method?
      • - define - classify
      • - analyze - describe
      • - compare - exemplify
    • Essay Format MLA Style Presentation
    • Hints & Tips Advice for top marks
    • Hints & Tips
      • Do not write in 1 st person (avoid “I”)
      • Do not start a body / concluding paragraph with a quotation
      • Move from your weakest point to your strongest
      • Do not use contractions
      • Do not use colloquial language
      • Use the present tense
      • Refer to author by last name
      • Develop a creative title that relates to thesis
    • Essay Writing Ask questions at any time!