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Essay Handbook

  1. 1. HOW TO COMPOSE AND PUBLISH A G O O D E S S A Y For Private Audience Only – UPH Disclaimer: This is not an authorized handbook about this specific matters, please refer to eligible sources if you have further question Monday, 14 th Jan 2008
  2. 2. COMPOSING A GOOD ESSAY
  3. 3. Technical Writing Features <ul><li>The Components of your ESSAY </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Language & Style </li></ul><ul><li>Jargon </li></ul><ul><li>Abbreviations & Acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>First Person or Third Person </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Discriminatory Language </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE COMPONENTS OF YOUR ESSAY <ul><li>Title Page </li></ul><ul><li>Disclaimer </li></ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgments </li></ul><ul><li>Contents Page </li></ul><ul><li>List of Figures and Tables </li></ul><ul><li>List of Symbols and Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Main Sections and subsections </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Appendices </li></ul>
  5. 5. Layout <ul><li>For Essay Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Title Page </li></ul><ul><li>Figures and Tables - Layout </li></ul><ul><li>Chaptering Numbering System </li></ul><ul><li>Font </li></ul><ul><li>Appendices </li></ul>
  6. 6. Language & Style <ul><li>For Essay Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Aim To Inform </li></ul><ul><li>Be Concise </li></ul><ul><li>Be Clear </li></ul><ul><li>Be Correct </li></ul><ul><li>Please refer to KBBI </li></ul>
  7. 7. JARGON <ul><li>For Essay Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Technical terminology of any specialized field </li></ul><ul><li>Commonly used when communicating with others in your field </li></ul><ul><li>Can create a communication problems if used in communications aimed at a general audience </li></ul><ul><li>Has a multiple meaning in general and technical contexts </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: use and require a specialist dictionary for learning technical and sub technical vocabulary. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Abbreviations & Acronyms <ul><li>For Essay Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully used of abbreviations and acronyms </li></ul><ul><li>For the first time use, you must spell out the full term followed by the abbreviations & acronyms in bracket </li></ul><ul><li>Considering the total amount of abbreviations & Acronyms used in your article </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1 st person / 3 rd person <ul><li>For Essay Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>For scientific article : considering the use of 3 rd person method, in order to avoid destroying objectivity ( Lindsay,1995 ) </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>The use of first person can make your article more interesting </li></ul><ul><li>BECAUSE </li></ul><ul><li>The use of active voice make your article more clear than passive voice (3 rd person) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Non-Discriminatory Language <ul><li>For Essay Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Legal obligation of all writers </li></ul><ul><li>Reveal truthful facts of the article </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid statements that suggest bias or prejudice towards any group </li></ul><ul><li>For example: avoid making unsupported statements about a person’s age, economic class, national origin, political or religious beliefs, race or sex. </li></ul>
  11. 11. REFERENCES <ul><li>For Essay Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t ever forget to put a correct copyright of pictures, tables, photos which is not made by you. </li></ul><ul><li>Always make a reference in footnote or Appendix if you quote one of your statement from other people opinion/books. </li></ul><ul><li>By adding references in your article, it will increase degree of scientific and technical of article. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>Day, R.A, Scientific English – A Guide for Scientists and Other Professionals. Oryx Press, 1992 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Reference: Offner C and Mort P, Technical Writing: Features & Conventions , The Learning Centre, University of New South Wales, 1999 Thank You

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