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Essay Writing Week 1

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Essay Writing Week 1

  1. 1. Essay Writing-Week 1 Welcome to Time4Writing!
  2. 2. What to Expect… Mid-week Help Sessions  Help via email within 24 hours (most of  the time) Expository and Persuasive Essay writing  skills
  3. 3. The week ahead… Introduction of the Expository Essay  Brainstorming and Organizing your  thoughts Live Help Session 
  4. 4. The Expository Essay
  5. 5. Purpose of an Expository Essay Writing to inform  To present important information about a  specific subject.
  6. 6. Elements of an Expository Essay Your goal:  Share facts  Explain these facts as necessary  Guide your reader to a clear understanding of  your subject
  7. 7. How do you write Expository essays? Some brief tips:  Explain the topic  Use facts, statistical information, or examples  Write without emotion  Use third person (this means that you do not  use the pronoun “I” in the essay).
  8. 8. Examples of Expository Texts Brochure How-to Writing   Catalog Letters   Definitions Literary Analysis   Editorials Magazine   Essays Newsletters   Guide Books Summaries   Pamphlets Textbooks  
  9. 9. But… Before we go any further, we must first  learn how to begin the process of writing of an essay. The very first step in the writing process is  called Prewriting.
  10. 10. Prewriting The prewriting stage is when we figure  out what we will write about and how we will structure our essay. To begin the prewriting stage, we start  with brainstorming.
  11. 11. Brainstorming is: A useful technique in writing which  permits one to approach a topic with an open mind. The actual process of brainstorming  involves writing down any word or idea that comes to mind about the topic. Every idea, even if it seems  insignificant or unrelated, is valid.
  12. 12. Ways to Brainstorm There are lots of ways to brainstorm. We’ll just talk generally about some of them. Freewriting-This is when you put your pen  to paper and just write whatever comes into your mind. Listing/bulleting- This is when you write  things down on a list under certain categories that you think you might be writing about.
  13. 13. More Brainstorming Techniques Three perspectives -This techniques asks you to  look at something in three different ways. 1.) Describe it.  2.) Trace it-look at the history of the subject, how it  has changed over time, etc. 3.) Map it-what is your subject related to, who is  influenced by it, etc.
  14. 14. Brainstorming Techniques (cont.) Cubing-This is when you consider your topic  from six different ways-1.) Describe it. 2.) Compare it. 3.) Associate it. 4.) Analyze it. 5.) Apply it. 6.) Argue for and against it. Journalistic questions -Ask about your topic:  Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?
  15. 15. An Adventure! Now it’s time to go on an adventure! Click  on the “To Where Is My Brain Storming” link and get ready to set sail! If you are needing help, please send me a  message. I’m here to help you!

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