wring skill Lecture 3 an essay


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

wring skill Lecture 3 an essay

  1. 1. There are several important steps for writing Essays 1
  2. 2. Essay questions are about topics that most students are familiar with. A question that asks you to compare and contrast, or agree or disagree , gives an issue and the context in which it is founds, then a task ( a problem to resolve) .  The response to the question ( the solution to the problem) should include a discussion of the issue and your position regarding the issue. 2
  3. 3. Diagram of an Essay The following diagram shows you at a glance the different parts of a standard college essay, also known as a one- three- one essay. This diagram will serve as a helpful guide when you are writing or evaluating essays. 3
  4. 4. Diagram of an Essay 1. Introduction 2. Body 3. Conclusion 4
  5. 5. Introduction Opening remarks to catch reader’s interest Thesis statement Plan of development (optional) 5
  6. 6. Body Topic sentence 1 (supporting point 1) Specific evidence Topic sentence 2 (supporting point 2) Specific evidence Topic sentence 3 (Supporting point 3) Specific evidence 6
  7. 7. Conclusion Summary (optional) General closing remarks ( or both) 7
  8. 8. Functions of the Introduction A well-written introductory paragraph performs several roles: 1.It attracts the reader’s interest. Encouraging him or her to continue reading essay. 2.It supplies any background information that may be needed to understand the essay. 3. It presents a thesis statement. This clear , direct statement of the main idea of the paper usually appears near the end of the inroductory paragraph 4. It indicates a plan of development. In this “preview” the major supporting point for the thesis are listed in the order in which they will be presented. In some cases, the thesis and plan development appear in the sentence. 8
  9. 9. Writing a good Thesis  To write a good thesis, you must begin with a subject that is neither too broad nor too narrow. Suppose, for example, that an instructor asks you to write a paper. 9
  10. 10.  the sequence of steps in writing an effective essay Prewriting Revising Editing 10
  11. 11. End with a summary and final thought. When army instructor train new recruits, each of their lessons follows a three-step formula. a. Tell them what you’re going to tell them b. tell them c. Tell them what you’ve told them. 2. In your conclusion, you may provide an answer to your question. Be sure, though that the question is closely related to your thesis. 1. 11
  12. 12. Question One: Some people think that cities the best places to live. Others prefer to live in a rural area. Compare the advantages of living in the city to advantages of living in the country. Where would you prefer to live? Give reasons for your choice. 12
  13. 13. City : Advantages Country: Advantages Better job/ more money Conveniences Cultural opportunities Entertainment Close to nature Little stress Healthy environment Safe place to live 13