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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO
KNOW WHEN WRITING AN
ESSAY
WHAT IS AN ESSAY?
An organized piece of writing that
focuses on a single topic
ORGANIZATION
Organized around a thesis
Begins with an introduction
Ends with a concluding paragraph
REASONS FOR WRITING AN
ESSAY
 Helps you to express ideas more clearly
and effectively
 It is a required part of almost all
colleges courses
DIFFERENT ELEMENTS:
PARAGRAPH VS ESSAY
 Organized around a
main idea
 Introductory sentence
 Developed by
supporting details
 Concluding sentence
 Organized around a
thesis
 Introductory paragraph
 Developed by
supporting body
paragraphs
 Concluding paragraph
THESIS
It has to do with what you are writing about
THESIS STATEMENT
Sentence in the essay that states the thesis
Expressed in the first paragraph
Key step in developing an effective essay
INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH
 First part of an essay which has a major
influence on the reader s desire to keep
reading.
 Includes different strategies to get the
readers attention that should be
connected with the thesis statement
 It should conclude with the most
important idea of the essay.
BODY OF AN ESSAY
 Set of paragraphs that develop the idea
expressed in the thesis statement
BODY PARAGRAPHS
Provide the content of the essay
Each one should be unique, be unified
around a main idea and arranged coherently
CONCLUSION OF AN ESSAY
 Purpose: To leave the reader with a
positive impression, a sense of
completeness and the inclination to
think about the topic
 Should not give more information about
the topic
 Restates your thesis statement in other
words
THE REVISION AND EDITING
PROCESS
 Process of reviewing and rewriting to
make your ideas more logical
 Aspects:
I. revision through reading
II. revision through collaboration
TYPES OF ESSAYS
Descriptive
Narrative
Cause and effect
Comparison and
contrast
Classification
Problem solution
Persuasive
Mixed pattern
Argumentative
Analysis
Definition
BIBLIOGRAPHY
 Types of papers & students samples by the
Roane State Community College. Retrieved
from
http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Types.html
Accessed on: September 5, 2013

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Everything you need to know when writing an essay

  • 1. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN WRITING AN ESSAY
  • 2. WHAT IS AN ESSAY? An organized piece of writing that focuses on a single topic
  • 3. ORGANIZATION Organized around a thesis Begins with an introduction Ends with a concluding paragraph
  • 4. REASONS FOR WRITING AN ESSAY  Helps you to express ideas more clearly and effectively  It is a required part of almost all colleges courses
  • 5. DIFFERENT ELEMENTS: PARAGRAPH VS ESSAY  Organized around a main idea  Introductory sentence  Developed by supporting details  Concluding sentence  Organized around a thesis  Introductory paragraph  Developed by supporting body paragraphs  Concluding paragraph
  • 6. THESIS It has to do with what you are writing about THESIS STATEMENT Sentence in the essay that states the thesis Expressed in the first paragraph Key step in developing an effective essay
  • 7. INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH  First part of an essay which has a major influence on the reader s desire to keep reading.  Includes different strategies to get the readers attention that should be connected with the thesis statement  It should conclude with the most important idea of the essay.
  • 8. BODY OF AN ESSAY  Set of paragraphs that develop the idea expressed in the thesis statement BODY PARAGRAPHS Provide the content of the essay Each one should be unique, be unified around a main idea and arranged coherently
  • 9. CONCLUSION OF AN ESSAY  Purpose: To leave the reader with a positive impression, a sense of completeness and the inclination to think about the topic  Should not give more information about the topic  Restates your thesis statement in other words
  • 10. THE REVISION AND EDITING PROCESS  Process of reviewing and rewriting to make your ideas more logical  Aspects: I. revision through reading II. revision through collaboration
  • 11. TYPES OF ESSAYS Descriptive Narrative Cause and effect Comparison and contrast Classification Problem solution Persuasive Mixed pattern Argumentative Analysis Definition
  • 12. BIBLIOGRAPHY  Types of papers & students samples by the Roane State Community College. Retrieved from http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Types.html Accessed on: September 5, 2013