Essay writing for Intermediate to higher level students

Tabinda Mirza

  • 1. Writing an Essay Essay Writing Workshop for Intermediate to Advanced level Tabinda Mirza
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  • 4. We will learn how to write an essay, step by step today!
  • 5. What is an Essay? ? An essay is a written collection of prose, organized and divided neatly into paragraphs ? remember that an always essay is a written as a type of communication and therefore, must be clear, organized and easily understandable to those reading
  • 6. What’s the reason for an Essay? • An essay is used to mention and support a viewpoint with proof and explanation • Essays can help persuade others to agree together with your opinion
  • 7. How come we write five paragraph essays? • The first paragraph is an introductory paragraph • The middle three paragraph would be the body paragraphs • the past paragraph may be the concluding paragraph

  • 9. Introductory Paragraph Introductory Paragraph and Thesis Statement • The first sentence the sentence that is first twoor in your introductory paragraph should be a hook sentence to get your audience enthusiastic about reading your essay. • the sentence that is next list your three reasons/proofs. These should always be ordered from weakest to strongest (or at the least important to many important) to be sure the audience want s to help keep reading your essay. • The thesis statement is the most part that is important of essay. It really is a certain statement that expresses your opinion about an interest without using the words “I believe” or “I think” • Your thesis statement should simply be one sentence long • Your thesis statement is almost always the last sentence of one’s introductory paragraph
  • 10. Introductory Paragraph Sample Introductory Paragraph Topic: Civil Service for many Canadians in their year that is eighteenth is. Reasons/Proofs: • Already exists in lots of other countries throughout the world • In this economy, it is a great way to acquire some job experience • a great way for Canadians to do something worthwhile due to their country Introductory Paragraph: The topic of civil service is certainly not one which enters your brain of numerous teenagers they are required to make those life altering decisions that affect everyone as they approach the time at which. However, there are many advantageous assets to considering this problem. Mandatory civil service in the age of eighteen is an admirable idea because A it already exists in lots of countries across the world, B it would allow teenagers to achieve valuable job experience and C it is an excellent way for people to do something worthwhile due to their country|it is an excellent way for individuals to do something worthwhile for their countryB it would allow teenagers to gain valuable job experience and C. For those reasons, Thesis statement civil service should| service that is civil be mandatory for all Canadians in their eighteenth year.
  • 11. The Body Paragraphs The Body Paragraphs • The body of an essay contains three paragraphs. Each paragraph relates to one of many three reasons/proofs from your introductory paragraph. • Remember, you must always keep your reasons/proofs into the same order. Therefore, write as you did in the introductory paragraph about them in the same order. • At the beginning of each body paragraph, use a transition word to remind the reader which paragraph they’re reading. • at the start in the event that paragraph that is first make use of the word “First” or “Firstly” • At the beginning of the second paragraph, use the word “Second” or “Secondly” • at the start of the 3rd paragraph, utilize the word “Third”, “Thirdly”, or “Finally”.
  • 12. Body Paragraphs Each body paragraph should proceed with the structure bellow: Sentence # 1 • Topic sentence stating the dealt that is reason/Proof in the paragraph Sentence # 2 • Offer a bit of evidence to support your reason/proof Middle Sentences • In your own words, explain how your evidence supports or proves the reason/proof Last sentence • Concluding sentences summarizing the paragraph’s reason/proof and connecting it back again to the thesis statement.
  • 13. Concluding Paragraph First Sentence the sentence that is first your concluding paragraph should restate the thesis statement. DO NOT repeat the thesis the identical way you stated it within the introductory paragraph. Never begin your concluding paragraph with, “In this essay, I have proven that…” Middle Sentences Rephrase (but DO copy that is NOT the three reasons/proofs. In the event that reasons/proofs are brief and short, this could be accomplished within one sentence. Otherwise, restate each in its own sentence, each beginning with an transition that is appropriate.
  • 14. Concluding Paragraph Last sentence • Finish a profound general statement to your essay that leaves your audience thinking about the point of the essay. This could take one or more sentence. • Never, never, never, even in your wildest dreams, in spite of peer pressure, introduce new information into the concluding paragraph
  • 15. Concluding Paragraph there are numerous different factors why compulsory civil service for all eighteen-year-old Canadians is a idea that is beneficial. First, a number of other countries that are successful the whole world already do so, so Canada can look to their examples. Secondly, young Canadians would have the opportunity to gain valuable job experience that they would never be able to do ultius sign up in their hometowns for themselves, often doing things. Lastly, it would give Canadians the chance to contribute to the introduction of their country. Given our freedoms and lifestyle opportunities, it only is reasonable to back give something to the country that makes it all possible. It really is an concept that is easy understand, as well as on that will make a full world of a difference.
  • 16. Strategies for Writing Formal Essays • Do not use personal pronouns (I, we, you) These suggest your essay is an impression as opposed to factual • Write in Present tense • Do not use rhetorical devises or creative writing skills • usually do not use contractions (Can’t, won’t, couldn’t) • usually do not use slang or language that is informal
  • 17. Strategies for Writing Formal Essays ?Avoid using vague language (be specific) ?In an essay try not to simply summarize your novel/play (assume that whoever is reading knows the novel/play well) ?In your system paragraph, be as detailed and specific as you possibly can when explaining and supporting your evidence and quotations ?Use transition words to move smoothly from one idea to another (in addition, lastly, as an example, therefore) ?NEVER bring up new information in your closing paragraph
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