Developing Essay Writing


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Developing Essay Writing

  1. 1. The Five Paragraph Essay Presented by Dr. Montasser Mohamed AbdelWahab
  2. 2.  Objectives 1. To provide students with a practical and efficient approach to acquiring the skills, strategies, and knowledge that are necessary for succeeding in content coursework. 2. To provide opportunities for students to explore their opinions, discuss their ideas, and share their experiences through written communication 3. To provide students with the tools and the confidence necessary for college success.
  3. 3. 1. An authentic text to provide ideas and context for the assignment. 2. Vocabulary and brainstorming activities to help students generate the language and concepts needed for their essays. 3. Concise and effective language presentations to develop students’ understanding of rhetorical modes and to improve their grammatical accuracy. 4. Useful writing outlines to help students structure their writing. 5. Collaborative learning activities that allow students to work together and share ideas. 6. Editing exercises and editing checklists to help students refine their writing. 7. Timed writing activities to prepare students for in-class writing.
  4. 4. Each unit introduces; 1. A theme; 2. A writing task 3. A five –part process that includes: a) Gathering ideas b) Organizing an outline c) Drafting d) Revising e) Editing
  5. 5. 1. Part one: - It opens with an image to spark interest. - This is followed by a short authentic text. - Students answer questions about the passage. - They move on to a free-writing activity in which they do not worry about organization or grammar.
  6. 6. 1. Students are introduced to a specific rhetorical mode. 2. They begin by brainstorming ideas and vocabulary for their essay. 3. They learn about rhetorical organizational features. 4. They read and analyze a student essay. 5. They produce an outline for the essay they will write.
  7. 7. 1. Students produce a first draft. 2. They answer questions about the second student model. 3. Students check each other’s writing for organization and clarity of ideas.
  8. 8. 1. Students edit their writing and produce a final draft. 2. This part focuses on particular grammar trouble spots relevant to the theme presented in the unit. 3. Students complete practice exercises that focus on accuracy and involves editing a piece of writing.
  9. 9. 1. It is titled “Putting It All Together”. 2. It is the summary of the other parts of the unit. 3. Students review the points covered in Parts 1-4. 4. They are given the opportunity to write a timed essay. 5. It provides students with a comprehensive checklist to review what they have written.