Essay writing process

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Essay writing process

  1. 1. The essay writing process <ul><li>Brainstorm ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Categorise and organise (plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Write an introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Write the body paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>5. Write the Conclusion </li></ul>
  2. 2. The essay writing process <ul><li>Brainstorm ideas </li></ul><ul><li>2. Categorise and organise (plan) </li></ul><ul><li>point by point </li></ul><ul><li>block </li></ul>
  3. 3. The essay writing process <ul><li>Brainstorm ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Categorise and organise (plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Write an introduction </li></ul>
  4. 4. Does the introduction have a … a general statement? some background information? thesis statement?
  5. 5. The essay writing process <ul><li>Brainstorm ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Categorise and organise (plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Write an introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Write the body paragraphs </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Do the body paragraphs have … </li></ul><ul><li>a topic sentence that relates to the thesis statement? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>good support and relevant examples? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a logical flow of ideas? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Look at the vocabulary used. Are the correct word forms used? Are the correct collocations used? Is the spelling correct? Are the signpost words used correctly? Are the linking words used correctly? Look at the sentences Are the subject verb agreements correct? Are there some complex sentences?
  8. 8. The essay writing process <ul><li>Brainstorm ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Categorise and organise (plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Write an introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Write the body paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>5. Write the Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion signal </li></ul><ul><li>Your opinion 1 (the side you agree with) </li></ul><ul><li>Summary/restatement of main points ON YOUR SIDE </li></ul><ul><li>Final opinion and reason </li></ul>
  9. 9. Does the conclusion have … a conclusion signal? an initial opinion? restatement/summary of main ideas? final opinion and reason?
  10. 10. The essay writing process <ul><li>Brainstorm ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Categorise and organise (plan) </li></ul><ul><li>Write an introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Write the body paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>5. Write the Conclusion </li></ul>
  11. 11. Useful expressions for conclusions <ul><li>I believe the advantages/benefits/positive effects/arguments for/arguments in favour of.... </li></ul><ul><li>outweigh the disadvantages/ negative effects/arguments against. </li></ul><ul><li>I believe there are more advantages than disadvantages. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people believe/think that ..... but I disagree. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite the fact that/although some people think that ..... I believe.... </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion structure <ul><li>Conclusion signal </li></ul><ul><li>In conclusion, To summarise, To conclude, To </li></ul><ul><li>sum up ... </li></ul><ul><li>Your opinion 1 (the side you agree with) </li></ul><ul><li>despite the arguments against ....., I believe the benefits outweigh the disadvantages. </li></ul><ul><li>Summary/restatement of main points ON YOUR SIDE </li></ul><ul><li>Final opinion and reason </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>In conclusion, although some people argue that certain drugs should be made legal, I believe there would be more negative effects than benefits if this were to happen. Drugs have an impact not only on the person who is addicted to them but also on their family and friends. For these reasons, I think that it should be against the law to buy and sell any type of drug to prevent the further breakdown of our society. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>To sum up, despite the arguments for immigration, I believe the disadvantages outweigh the arguments in favour. Mass immigration can take away jobs from local people and cause racial tensions in some areas. I believe immigration should be carefully monitored so that it does not affect the national population in a negative way. </li></ul>

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