Sentence, Paragraph, Essay

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Sentence, Paragraph, Essay

  1. 1. ESSAY WRITING SENTENCE. PARAGRAPH. ESSAY. READY. STEADY. GO! © LKH 2008
  2. 2. PARAGRAPHS <ul><li>A collection of related sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Topic sentence (generalizations) </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting details (specifications) </li></ul><ul><li>Concluding/ closing sentence </li></ul>
  3. 3. Example <ul><li>My winter break was great! (Topic sentence) Every day I went skiing in the mountains. The sun was shining from a blue sky and the temperature was great. My new skies fitted me perfectly, and I felt like I was flying down hill in the slopes. I also had the time to go out with my friends and we had a lot of fun talking about the “good old days.”(Supporting details) I am sure this was the best vacation ever.(Closing sentence) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Exercise <ul><li>Write a five-sentence paragraph about anything that springs to your minds. Remember to follow the pattern in the example. </li></ul>
  5. 5. LINKING WORDS <ul><li>Linking words or phrases help you to build a logical argument or thread in your assignment by linking one statement to another. An assignment without linking words reads like a series of unrelated statements with no flow. </li></ul><ul><li>Linking words can be used to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>link the flow of ideas in your writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>guide your reader towards the next stage of your argument </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>link paragraphs together. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. EXAMPLE <ul><li>My winter break was great! Although it was quite cold and windy, I had a great time skiing in the mountains. In addition , my new skies fitted me perfectly. Actually , they are the best skies I have ever had. Besides skiing , I also had time to catch up with some old friend. In fact , we met several times during the week. Therefore , I will rate this vacation as the best one ever! </li></ul>
  7. 7. EXERCISES <ul><li>Rewrite the paragraph you have just written. Include as many words and expressions as possible from the ones below: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whereas, however, nevertheless, on the contrary, in contrast to, in fact, moreover, in spite of, due to, besides. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. THE FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY <ul><li>INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MOTIVATOR: get the attention of the reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THESIS STATEMENT: a mini-outline for the paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRANSITIONAL “HOOK”: a closing sentence which moves the reader to the first body paragraph. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD BODY PARAGRAPHS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TOPIC SENTENCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GENERAL STATEMENTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TRANSITIONAL HOOK TO THE NEXT PARAGRAPH </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>CONCLUDING PARAGRAPH </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A REFLECTION OF THE FIRST PARAGRAPH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A RESTATEMENT OF THE THESIS STATEMENT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A SUMMARY OF THE MAIN POINTS FROM THE THREE BODY PARAGRAPHS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A FINAL, CONCLUDING STATEMENT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EXAMPLE: http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/essay/table.html </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. SOURCES <ul><li>http://www.gc.maricopa.edu/English/essay/table.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www2.udec.cl/~ebanados/proyecto/linking.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/GRAMMAR/five_par.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Simensen, Aud Marit, 1998: T eaching English as a Foreign Language: Principles and Procedures. Oslo: Fagbokforlaget </li></ul>

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