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H5/A6 - Essay Writing 1 - Structure

Essay Writing 1 - Structure
H5 & A6 - Periode A 
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Essay Writing 1 - Structure
H5 & A6 - Periode A 

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Essay Test
- 10 Statements in your reader
- 2 Statements on the test
- Choose 1 statement & write for/against
- 400-500 words
- Right level of English + Right structure 


Slide 2 - Tekstslide

Example Statements
- "Social media are destroying real-life communication."
- "Climate change is caused by humans and should be solved 
     by humans."
- "The Netherlands should take in as many refugees as 
     possible."
- "Guns should be made legal in the Netherlands, just like in 
     the USA, in order for people to protect themselves." 

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Essay Structure
- Title
- Introduction
- Main argument 1
- Main argument 2
- Main argument 3 
- Conclusion

Slide 4 - Tekstslide

Title
- No title = 0 points
- Basic title = 1 point
          -> Repeating the statement or only stating the topic.
          -> "Guns are good." "Guns in the Netherlands." "Guns."
- Exciting / interesting/clever title = 2 points
          -> "The controlling nature of gun control laws."
          -> "Gun control laws are bulletproof."
  

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Introduction
- Introducing the topic
- Describing the statement you've chosen 
- A thesis statement: 1 sentence to indicate if you're for or 
   against the statement

 Not: ".... is the statement, I'm in favour." 
 But ..... (see next slide) 

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

Thesis Statement
- Introduces your point of view + guides the reader 
- It contains your three main arguments in one sentence, and
   shows the structure of your essay. 
- "The Iraq War was not justified because the sending of the
 troops was based on little evidence (1), merely created a power
 vacuum after disposing of Saddam Hussein (2), and was
 disastrous for innocent Iraqi citizens (3)."

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3 Main Arguments
- All focused on one main argument
- Structure for each paragraph:   
        - Introduction + topic sentence (one sentence that shows
           what's the main argument that you're going to make) 
        - Sub-arguments, evidence, examples 
        - Conclusion

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Conclusion
- Summary of your arguments
- Restatement of your point of view 
- Concluding sentence 
- (Try to take it a step further / give some advice / relate your 
    arguments to a bigger picture) 
The United States should thus think about the  consequences
  of the Iraq War before starting another war in the Middle East.

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Practise:
- Essay Writing 1 in your reader
- Follow the instructions
- Pick one of the statements on page 4, think about arguments,
   think about a thesis statement, write some practice
   paragraphs
- We'll practise writing arguments & writing style in the next 
   two lessons, and grammar in the lessons after that. 

Slide 10 - Tekstslide