Paragraphs ought to have a clear focus. If the writer has a new point to make they should start a new paragraph. A long, unwieldy paragraph will most likely lack clarity. Remind students that an essay is a piece of communication. Good communication is clear and precise. Here are three examples of paragraph structure students…Read More Using Paragraphs in Essay Writing
A range of ways to plan essays: • Write a summary of your main argument. This is particularly helpful for clarifying and refining ideas. • Write the first sentence of each paragraph. These should answer the question and form a coherent whole. • Write the conclusion first. Then, work out what you will need to…Read More Essay Writing Toolkit
INTRO 1-2 paragraphs Hook (Interesting fact, statistic, anecdote) Brief explanation of issue (context/background)Thesis statement (opinion in the form of a statement) BODY PARAGRAPH Topic sentence identifying one supporting reason for thesis claim Expand upon your topic sentenceEvidentiary support – statistic, anecdote, quotation, paraphrased material – with parenthetical…Read More Typical Argumentative Essay Framework
“Is the world changing for the better?” (College Board, 2012; p823) Thesis: At present the world is not changing for the better. ILA. 1.Evidence| 2.Analysis 1.Evidence| Over 60% of the forest that previous covered the earth has been cut down. 2.Analysis| Clearing space for development is one of the main causes for the destruction of forests.…Read More Building an Argument: Content and interaction example.