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How to write an A2 Essay Mexborough School Department of History Downloaded from
How to approach essay writing
Preparing and Planning Research is the key task! 1) Read widely 2) Work out a broad structure 3) Put your work in a logical sequence 4) An emerging answer All of this should seamlessly blend into writing the essay.
Introduction Beginning (or abstract) Context What is being discussed,argued or demonstrated Use the key phrases in the essay title Keep it relevant
The Main Body (Substantive) §P§Present evidence §L§Logical order (Chronological?) §A§Analysis §R§Refer often to the title §B§Balance! (Especially in a question that begins with a quote) §R§Refer to all parts of the question
Conclusion §Re-state your argument using the key words from the title §Be confident in your argument §Hint at a broader context? §What other issues would you explore, given more time?
Essay Writing: A Final Word §Remember that confidence comes from the hard graft that you put into your notes and research- if you dont do this you will not build a logical argument, nor show any understanding of the subject matter. §ESSAY WRITING IS LIKE GARY PLAYERS VIEW ON GOLF AND SUCCESS……..