Presentation on theme: "Easy Steps to Writing an EOC Essay Or most any basic expository/persuasive essay."— Presentation transcript:
Easy Steps to Writing an EOC Essay Or most any basic expository/persuasive essay.
READ THE TOPIC WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO WRITE ABOUT EXACTLY? TAKE A POSITION OR SIDE. BRAINSTORM (ON PAPER!) GOOD ARGUMENTS AND DETAILS THAT WILL SUPPORT YOUR ESSAY TOPIC Personal anecdote, historical examples, pop culture, from literature
READ THE SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL WHAT IS THIS ARTICLE, STORY, ETC. ABOUT? READ THE BACKGROUND ON THE LITERATURE THEN READ THE LIERATURE ITSELF. WHAT ATTITUDE DOES THIS LITERATURE HAVE ON YOUR ESSAY TOPIC? WHAT CAN YOU QUOTE FROM THIS LITERATURE THAT WILL FIT INTO YOUR ESSAY?
DEVELOP A THESIS THE TOPIC + YOUR VIEW + SIMPLIFY YOUR ESSAY’S “DIRECTION” OR REASONS = A THESIS Write out a thesis or two and play around with them to make them fit for your ENTIRE ESSAY. I needs to stay on focus from beginning to end.
OUTLINE OR USE A FLEE MAP TO PLAN YOUR PARAGRAPHS
WRITE THE ROUGH DRAFT! FOUR PARAGRAPH MINIMUM Your INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH should have an attention grabber, lead the reader through your topic, and end with your thesis statement. Your BODY PARAGRAPHS must have topic sentences and REMAIN ON TOPIC. Stay focused, do not go on tangents, and never forget to refer back to your thesis! Your CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH should restate your thesis and end on a BIG THOUGHT.
REVISION Check your thesis, does it still fit your entire essay? Change it until it does! Does each body paragraph have a clear focus? Do you effectively use examples, details, and quote the supplementary material? Is your spelling and grammar correct? Any fragments and runons? Could your words be “stronger”? FIX FIX FIX!