Essay writing for Intermediate to higher level students

Tabinda Mirza

  • 1. Writing an Essay Essay Writing Workshop for Intermediate to higher level Tabinda Mirza
  • 2. Is this you?!
  • 4. Today we will learn to write an essay, step by step!
  • 5. What exactly 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 kind of communication and therefore, must be clear, organized and simply understandable to those reading
  • 6. What is the function of an Essay? • An essay is used to convey and support an opinion with proof and explanation • Essays can be used 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 center three paragraph will be the body paragraphs • the past paragraph could be the paragraph that is concluding

  • 9. Introductory Paragraph Introductory Paragraph and Thesis Statement • The first sentence orthe sentence that is first two in your introductory paragraph should be a hook sentence to have your audience interested in reading your essay. • the sentence that is next list your three reasons/proofs. These should really be ordered from weakest to strongest (or at the least important to most important) to make sure the viewers want s to help keep reading your essay. • The thesis statement is considered the most part that is important of essay. It is a certain statement that expresses your opinion about a subject without needing the words “I believe” or “I think” • Your thesis statement should only 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 all Canadians in their eighteenth year is compulsory. Reasons/Proofs: • Already exists in many other countries throughout the world • In this economy, it really is a sensible way to find some job experience • A good way for Canadians to do something worthwhile because of their country Introductory Paragraph: The topic of civil service is not the one that enters your brain of numerous teenagers while they approach the full time at which these are typically required to make those life altering decisions that affect everyone. However, there are many benefits to considering this issue. Mandatory civil service in the age of eighteen is an admirable idea because A it already exists in a lot of countries around the world, B it would allow teenagers to gain valuable job experience and C it really is an excellent way for people to accomplish something worthwhile for 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 physical body Paragraphs • The body of an essay contains three paragraphs. Each paragraph deals with one of the three reasons/proofs from your own introductory paragraph. • Remember, you have to 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 start of each body paragraph, use a transition word to remind your reader which paragraph they’re reading. • At the beginning in the event that paragraph that is first utilize the word “First” or “Firstly” • at the start of the second paragraph, make use of the word “Second” or “Secondly” • At the beginning of the third paragraph, use 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 when you look at the paragraph Sentence # 2 • Offer a bit of evidence to support your reason/proof Middle Sentences • is likely to 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 initial sentence in your concluding paragraph should restate the thesis statement. DO NOT repeat the thesis a similar way you stated it when you look at the introductory paragraph. Never begin your concluding paragraph with, “In this essay, We have proven that…” Middle Sentences Rephrase (but DO NOT copy) the 3 reasons/proofs. In the event that reasons/proofs are short and brief, this can be accomplished in a single sentence. Otherwise, restate each with its own sentence, each you start with an appropriate transition word/statements.
  • 14. Concluding Paragraph Last sentence • Finish your essay with a profound general statement that leaves your audience taking into consideration the point of your essay. This might take one or more sentence. • Never, never, never, even in your wildest dreams, in spite of peer pressure, introduce new information when you look at the paragraph that is concluding
  • 15. Concluding Paragraph there are numerous different reasons why compulsory civil service for several eighteen-year-old Canadians is a beneficial idea. First, many other countries that are successful the world already do it, so Canada can look to their examples. Secondly, young Canadians will have the chance to gain valuable job experience for themselves, often doing things that they might never be able to perform in their hometowns. Lastly, it might give Canadians the chance to subscribe to the development of their country. Given our freedoms and lifestyle opportunities, it only is sensible to back give something to the country that makes it all possible. It really is an concept that is easy understand, and on that can make a world of a significant difference.
  • 16. Tips for Writing Formal Essays • usually do not use personal pronouns (I, we, you) These suggest your essay is an opinion rather than factual • Write in Present tense • Do this page not use rhetorical devises or creative writing skills • Do not use contractions (Can’t, won’t, couldn’t) • usually do not use slang or informal language
  • 17. Methods for Writing Formal Essays ?Avoid using vague language (be specific) ?In an essay usually do not simply summarize your novel/play (assume that whoever is reading knows the novel/play well) ?In the body paragraph, be as detailed and specific as you can when explaining and supporting your evidence and quotations ?Use transition words to maneuver smoothly in one idea to another location (in addition, lastly, for instance, therefore) ?NEVER bring up new information in your closing paragraph