Essay writing intro_lab

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this ppt presents you with key ingredients not to be missed in academic essay writing, some common flaws, references, and 2 exercises: (1) online group brainstorming (2) individual work : mapping your ideas, arguments and evidence / examples & details.

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<ul><li><p>EssayWriting(1)</p><p>UniversidadAlbertoHurtado,English(EFL)PedagogyMM/2010</p></li><li><p>Dontyousometimeswantto</p><p>scream?</p></li><li><p>An essay insimplewordsis </p><p>Your voice</p></li><li><p>But we can also </p><p>WRITE! (the scream becomes soother, more permanent, more </p><p>powerful and it can have just as much energy as that </p><p>first scream:thats up to you)</p></li><li><p>ThepurposeofanessayThinkofwhen&amp;whywewrite</p><p>essays.</p><p>l Whenapplyingforagrantorscholarship</p><p>l Whenapplyingforauniversity</p><p>l Whenpostingtoyourpersonalwebsiteorblog</p><p>Why?</p><p>lTo communicate an idea westronglybelieveinlTo persuade our intendedaudience/readerslTo weigh possible alternativesolutions to a problem in ourschool, our city or our society atlarge.</p></li><li><p>Theessaylook</p><p>l Ourreaderexpectstoseeclearparagraphs.Typicallytheseare:</p><p>l Introduction(1paragraph)</p><p>l Body(atleast2paragraphs)</p><p>l Conclusion(1paragraph)</p></li><li><p>EssayIntroduction</p><p>l Haveahook,thatis,writeacoupleoflinesonthetopicinordertomotivatethereadertoreadyourwork.</p><p>l Writethemain(controlling)ideayouwishtocommunicate= thesis .</p><p>l Includeargumentsherewithoutdevelopingthematlength.</p></li><li><p>EssaybodyparagraphsBodyparagraphsarethe</p><p>meatofyouressay,andassucharethemostimportantcomponentofyouressay.</p><p>l Expanduponandprovidesupportforthethesisyouintroducedinthefirstparagraph</p><p>l Providethedetailsthatmovethatthemeforward.</p><p>Keyingredients</p><p>l Atopicsentencepereachparagraphthatis,eachargumentgoesintoONEparagraph.</p><p>l Relevantexamples&amp;details</p><p>l Transitionsdenotingyourlineofthought</p></li><li><p>Essayconclusionl Reaffirmyouropinionhere.</p><p>l Summarizeyourmainargumentshowever....</p><p>l Extendyouressayparametershere,withoutresortingtoideasnotdiscussedinyourwriting.</p><p>Completelynewideasareoutmightbeoutofthescope!</p></li><li><p>SomeEssayFlaws Thesisistoobroad(youmightconsiderwritingabook!)</p><p> Thesisistoonarrowthiswillaffecttheessayimportantlysinceyourideaswillcomeacrossasuninterestingortrite</p><p> Supportingideasarenotrelevanttoyourthesis</p><p> Supportingideascontradictyourpredicament</p><p> Examplesarenotdeveloped(orabsent!)</p><p> Examplesareactuallysupportingideas,notexamples</p><p> Theessaydoesnothavealogicalsequence</p><p> Transitionsareabsent(thinkofourcitywithouttrafficlightsforamomentyouwouldbeincompletechaos,right?</p><p> Transitionsareoverused(thinkofapizzawithlotsofonions,andnothingbutonionsyuck!)</p><p> Theconclusionisasimplerepetitionofyourthesis(boring)</p><p> Yourconclusionrevealsanideanotdiscussedintheessay(unfinishedessay)</p></li><li><p>Tips(1) Onceyouhaveatopic..Askyourself:whatdoyouwanttosay</p><p> Brainstormideas,arguments andexamples</p><p> Youmayhaveagreatidea,ifyoucannotsupportit,youdbetterdropitorgoallthewayanddoyourresearch!</p><p> Writeanoutline.DoctorstakeXrays:Goodwritersmakeoutlines</p><p> Onlyonceyouknowwhatyouwillsay,diveintoyourwriting.</p><p> (Sigh)yourefinished!butWATCH:youwanttoproofread.Checkforspelling,grammarvarietyandwordchoices.</p></li><li><p>Tips(2) UsetheschoollibraryandtheInternettoinvestigateyourtopicmore</p><p>carefully.Youwanttoquotesourcesbutyoudonotwanttosaywhatsomeother1millionwritershavealreadystated</p><p> Mapyourideas:www.webspiration.comisfreetotry</p><p> Agoodmappingtoolwillgiveyouanautomaticoutline.Checkthatoutlineandedititifnecessary</p><p> Asyouwrite,consultdictionariesandlanguageresources.Donotevenattemptanonlinetranslator!Checkthisandlaugh</p><p> Proofreadforcorrectionsandhaveapeerreviewyouressay.</p><p> Delivernicelyandontime.(checkessay title,format,spacingandpublish).</p></li><li><p>EssayWritingReferences</p><p> Prewriting:generalquestions(ref)</p><p> Yourthesisstatement(ref)</p><p> Makingoutlines(ref)</p><p> Samplingoutlines(ref)</p><p> Proofreading(ref)</p></li><li><p>EssayWritingExercisesGroupBrainstorming</p><p>Readthenewsbelow.Clickonthemtoexpressyouropinion.</p><p> Chileanminersremain700mtsunder&amp;alive.Politicianstakingadvantage?</p><p> Mapuchesignoredagain!Fourpoliticalprisonersonahungerstrikefor45daysandlittleornoinformationinthemedia.</p><p> TheSwissownedcoalpowerplantsoontobelocatedinPuntadeChoroswilldestroypartofourecosysteminChileyettheGovermentapprovestheproject.</p></li><li><p>EssayWritingExercisesMappingyourideas</p><p>Chooseoneofthesethreetopics,research,thinkandmapyourideas!</p><p>www.webspiration.com</p><p> Youneedtouploadyourconceptmaplaterthisevening(Friday,Aug27th)Nameyourdocumentwithyourfirst+lastname:exbartsimpson_map.rft</p><p> Writeyouressay.PostitinourcoursewebsiteandprintitforrevisiononMonday</p></li></ul>