The writing process:
Its all about
BY ANNA SOKO
Table of contents
is essay writing?
Purpose of an essay
Simple steps when writing an
Types of essays
What is an essay?
Essay can be defined as:
A short piece of writing on a particular subject.
A way to get students to look deeper at their own ideas
to a particular idea whether the topic is given or
created by oneself.
A short piece of writing that test students skills in
reading,analysis,persuasion and exposition.
The purpose of an essay
Simply to develop new ideas and concepts
3 steps of essay writing
What did you eat for breakfast, lunch and
You ate because you wanted energy right?
It is the same with essay writing. There are three
crucial steps that need to be done in order for
the essay to be effective.
stages include introduction,
body and conclusion. When you
meet a friend for the first time what
do you do? By telling them your
name it means you are introducing
The 3 simple steps of an essay
An essay is divided into 3 sections
Lets start with an introduction
In an introduction you set the issue up by giving a
very brief outline of what you are going to discuss
in your essay.
The body is about pushing the issue along
Include: 3 paragraphs in your body for the essay to be effective
Paragraph1: Describe the situation of your essay
Paragraph2: Describe the main idea
Paragraph3: Consider the effects
Give a summary of all the things that you have talked about in the
whole essay. Do not introduce new ideas in this stage.
This means that altogether you have to write five paragraphs, so that
we can have a full essay.
Types of essays
is an essay whereby a student
must describe a person
These are helpful for telling stories
about an event or experience using
types of essays are
anecdotal,experential and personal, they
allow the writer to make the essay to
tell a story, usually in a first person
point of view.
type of an essay is meant to persuade
the reader into the writers standpoint on
inform about an idea but they are for
one side over another.they state and
defend a claim
This is an essay whereby a student must research
an idea, evaluate what they learned and make
an argument of that idea.
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