Proper Essay Writing Tips


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Proper Essay Writing Tips

  1. 1. Essay writing: the steps in the process 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Prewriting Writing Rewriting Editing Publishing      planning it writing it revising/improving it polishing/correcting it turning it in Academic Success Center
  2. 2. Prewriting 1. Brainstorm topics and choose one 1. Listing 2. Freewriting 3. Web diagram 2. Prepare outline of ideas 3. Write thesis statement Academic Success Center
  3. 3. Example web Webbing Academic Success Center
  4. 4. Example outline Outlining I. A. B. C. II. III. IV. Academic Success Center
  5. 5. Um, what’s a thesis statement? • It is a road map for the paper; in other words, it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper. • It directly answers the question asked of you. A thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. • It is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader. Academic Success Center
  6. 6. Writing 1. Write the body 1. Write the main points 2. Write the subpoints 3. Elaborate on the subpoints 2. Write the introduction 3. Write the conclusion Academic Success Center
  7. 7. Rewriting • Allow some time so you may reread your writing with more objectivity. • Check your essay – – – – Addresses the assignment? Has good order/organization? Makes sense? Flows smoothly? • Remove what doesn’t work, add ideas to improve it, reorder for stronger impact, etc. Academic Success Center
  8. 8. Writing Center Did you use it?! Academic Success Center
  9. 9. Editing • Run spelling checker and grammar checker. • Have a friend read it with an eye out for errors. • Look carefully for the kinds of error you have made on past assignments; refer to professor’s comments on previous essays. Academic Success Center
  10. 10. Publishing • Turn it in on time! • Consider submitting it for essay contests or publication in appropriate journals. Ask your professor about these opportunities. • When you receive it with the professor’s feedback, save it and refer to it—and the comments—the next time you write an essay . . . Always aim to learn from one essay to improve the next one you write! Academic Success Center
  11. 11. Sources • • • %20Visual%20Rhetoric%20in %20Academic%20Writing.pdf Academic Success Center