Essay writing for Intermediate to high level students

Tabinda Mirza

  • 1. Writing an Essay Essay Workshop that is writing for to higher level Tabinda Mirza
  • 2. Is it you?!
  • 4. Today we shall learn how to write an essay, step by step!
  • 5. What is an Essay? ? An essay is a written assortment of prose, organized and divided neatly into paragraphs ? Always understand that an essay is a written as a type of communication and so, must certanly be clear, organized and easily understandable to those reading
  • 6. What’s the function of an Essay? • An essay can be used to mention and support a viewpoint with proof and explanation • Essays enables you to persuade others to agree along with your opinion
  • 7. Why do we write five paragraph essays? • The first paragraph is an introductory paragraph • The middle three paragraph will 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 obtain your audience interested in what is ninjaessays reading your essay. • the sentence that is next list your three reasons/proofs. These should be ordered from weakest to strongest (or at least important to many important) to ensure the audience want s to keep reading your essay. • The thesis statement is considered the most part that is important of essay. It really is a particular statement that expresses your opinion about an interest without needing 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 several Canadians in their year that is eighteenth is. Reasons/Proofs: • Already exists in a lot of other countries around the globe • In this economy, it is a sensible way to get some job experience • A good way for Canadians to do something worthwhile with regards to their country Introductory Paragraph: the main topics civil service is certainly not the one that 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 numerous benefits 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 get valuable job experience and C it really is an effective way for people to do something worthwhile with 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. Of these reasons, Thesis statement civil service should| service that is civil be mandatory for all Canadians in their eighteenth year.
  • 11. The Body Paragraphs the physical body Paragraphs • The body of an essay contains three paragraphs. Each paragraph deals with one of many three reasons/proofs from your own introductory paragraph. • Remember, you must always keep your reasons/proofs within 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 your 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 2nd paragraph, use the word “Second” or “Secondly” • At the beginning of the next paragraph, use the word “Third”, “Thirdly”, or “Finally”.
  • 12. Body Paragraphs Each body paragraph should stick to the structure bellow: Sentence # 1 • Topic sentence stating the dealt that is reason/Proof within the paragraph Sentence #2 • Offer an item of evidence to guide 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 into 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 a similar way you stated it into the paragraph that is introductory. Never begin your concluding paragraph with, “In this essay, We have proven that…” Middle Sentences Rephrase (but DO NOT copy) the 3 reasons/proofs. If the reasons/proofs are brief and short, this is accomplished within one sentence. Otherwise, restate each in its own sentence, each starting with an transition that is appropriate.
  • 14. Concluding Paragraph Last sentence • Finish a profound general statement to your essay that leaves your audience taking into consideration the point of your essay. This may take more than one sentence. • Never, never, never, even in your wildest dreams, in spite of peer pressure, introduce new information into the paragraph that is concluding
  • 15. Concluding Paragraph there are numerous different main reasons why compulsory civil service for many eighteen-year-old Canadians is a idea that is beneficial. First, a number of other successful countries in the world already do so, so Canada can aim to their examples. Secondly, young Canadians might have the chance to gain valuable job experience that they would never be able to do in their hometowns for themselves, often doing things. Lastly, it can give Canadians the chance to subscribe to the introduction of their country. Given our freedoms and lifestyle opportunities, it only is reasonable to give something back into the country that means it is all possible. It really is an easy concept to understand, as well as on that can make a world of a difference.
  • 16. Strategies for Writing Formal Essays • Do not use personal pronouns (I, we, you) These suggest your essay is an opinion in the place of factual • Write in Present tense • Do not use rhetorical devises or creative writing skills • Do not use contractions (Can’t, won’t, couldn’t) • Do not use slang or informal language
  • 17. Tips for Writing Formal Essays ?Avoid using language that is vaguebe specific) ?In an essay do not simply summarize your novel/play (assume that whoever is reading knows the novel/play well) ?In your body paragraph, be as detailed and specific as you can when explaining and supporting your evidence and quotations ?Use transition words to maneuver smoothly from 1 idea to another (in addition, lastly, for example, therefore) ?NEVER bring up new information in your closing paragraph