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Crystal How To Write An Essay

  1. 1. How to Write an Essay? Instructor : Dr. Po -Yi Hung Presenter : Shin - Yi Crystal Liao Presentation : Oct. 09, 2008
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Essay -- Definition from Wikipedia: </li></ul><ul><li>An essay is usually a short piece of writing. It is often written from an author's personal point of view </li></ul><ul><li>How to begin with: </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing your paper </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling </li></ul><ul><li>Punctuation </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Effective wording </li></ul>
  3. 3. Qualifying words
  4. 4. Methods of Development
  5. 5. Outline
  6. 6. The Structure
  7. 7. How Do I Write First Paragraph? <ul><li>The first part states the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Kenya's Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Building a Model Train Set </li></ul><ul><li>Public Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>The second part states the point of the essay. </li></ul><ul><li>has a rich and varied history </li></ul><ul><li>takes time and patience </li></ul><ul><li>can solve some of our city's most persistent and pressing problems </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Do I Write Body or Support Paragraphs? <ul><li>Topic Sentence </li></ul><ul><li>A topic sentence in a body or support paragraph should: </li></ul><ul><li>1.  Clearly state the topic of the paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Clearly link the topic of the paragraph back to the thesis statement. </li></ul><ul><li>3.  Make a smooth transition between the previous paragraph and the present paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally the topic sentence comes at the beginning of each body paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion and explanation are crucial to a well-developed body paragraph. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Concrete Examples, Statistics, or Facts <ul><li>Good writers always include concrete evidence to support the topic sentence and the explanation and development.  They follow any generalization with a concrete, specific example. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Strategies for Writing a Conclusion <ul><li>A Concluding Sentence that Restates the Main Point of the Paragraph </li></ul><ul><li>It is very easy to wander off topic in a paragraph, and a concluding statement that restates the topic or point of the paragraph keeps the reader focused on your argument or discussion. </li></ul><ul><li>A conclusion should </li></ul><ul><li>stress the importance </li></ul><ul><li>Completeness </li></ul><ul><li>impression </li></ul>
  11. 11. 4 Strategies <ul><li>Echoing the introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Echoing your introduction can be a good strategy if it is </li></ul><ul><li>meant to bring the reader full-circle. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenging the reader </li></ul><ul><li>helping them to redirect the information in the paper </li></ul><ul><li>Looking to the future </li></ul><ul><li>can emphasize the importance of your paper </li></ul><ul><li>Posing questions </li></ul><ul><li>help your readers gain a new perspective on the topic </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reference Book <ul><li>John McCall, Associate Professor of English Wisconsin State University. How to write Theme & Essay. ISBN: 0-02-862184-0, 3rd ed. Macmillan, New York, USA. An ARCO Book. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Links <ul><li>Writing Exercises- intermediate </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rong-chang.com/writing/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>The Five Paragraph essay </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Atrium/1437/ind </li></ul><ul><li>ex.html </li></ul>

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