Essay writing for Intermediate to Advanced level students

Tabinda Mirza

  • 1. Writing an Essay Essay Writing Workshop for Intermediate to Advanced level Tabinda Mirza
  • 2. Is it you?!
  • 3. DO NOT PANIC!
  • 4. Today we’re going to 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 form of communication and for that reason, should be clear, organized and simply understandable to those reading
  • 6. What is the reason for an Essay? • An essay is used to mention and support an impression with proof and explanation • Essays enables you to persuade others to agree 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 final paragraph is the concluding paragraph

  • 9. Introductory Paragraph Introductory Paragraph and Thesis Statement • The first sentence orthe sentence that is first two in your introductory paragraph should always be a hook sentence to obtain your audience enthusiastic about reading your essay. • the sentence that is next list your three reasons/proofs. These must certanly be ordered from weakest to strongest (or at the least important to the majority of important) to ensure the audience want s to help keep reading your essay. • The thesis statement is one of important part of your essay. It is a certain statement that expresses your opinion about an interest without using 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 your 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 lots of other countries across the world • In this economy, it really is a good way to acquire some job experience • A good way for Canadians to do something worthwhile with regards to their country Introductory Paragraph: the main topic of civil service is certainly not one which enters your head of many teenagers while they approach the full time at which they’ve been necessary to make those life altering decisions that affect everyone. However, there are many advantages to considering this problem. Mandatory civil service in the chronilogical age of eighteen is an admirable idea because A it already exists in many countries throughout the world, B it would allow teenagers to gain valuable job experience and C it is an excellent way for folks to do something worthwhile because of 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 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 relates to one of the three reasons/proofs from your introductory paragraph. • Remember, you have to always keep your reasons/proofs into the same order. Therefore, write about them in identical order as you did in the introductory paragraph. • at the start of each body paragraph, use a transition word to remind the reader which paragraph they’re reading. • at the start if the paragraph that is first make use of the word “First” or “Firstly” • at the start of the second paragraph, use the word “Second” or “Secondly” • at the start 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 Reason/Proof dealt with within the paragraph Sentence # 2 • Offer a piece of evidence to guide 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 again to the essay writers 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 paragraph that is introductory. Never begin your concluding paragraph with, “In this essay, I have proven that…” Middle Sentences Rephrase (but DO NOT copy) the 3 reasons/proofs. If the reasons/proofs are short and brief, this is often accomplished in one sentence. Otherwise, restate each with its own sentence, each beginning with an appropriate transition word/statements.
  • 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 could take one or more sentence. • Never, never, never, even yet in your wildest dreams, in spite of peer pressure, introduce new information into the concluding paragraph
  • 15. Concluding Paragraph there are many different factors why compulsory civil service for all eighteen-year-old Canadians is a beneficial idea. First, a great many other successful countries in the whole world already take action, so Canada can check out their examples. Secondly, young Canadians might have the chance to gain valuable job experience for themselves, often doing things that they might not be able to perform in their hometowns. Lastly, it would give Canadians the chance to subscribe to the development of their country. Given our freedoms and lifestyle opportunities, it only is sensible to give something back to your country which makes it all possible. It really is an concept that is easy understand, and on that may make a world of a big change.
  • 16. Methods for Writing Formal Essays • Do not use personal pronouns (I, we, you) These suggest your essay is an opinion rather than 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) • 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 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, as an example, therefore) ?NEVER bring up new information in your closing paragraph