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Essay Writing 

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

What types of
writing are there?

Slide 2 - Woordweb

Types of Writing
1. Personal Writing;
2. Public Writing;
3. Creative Writing;
4. Social Writing;
5. Study Writing;
6. Institutional Writing:

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Ad 1. Personal writing examples
Diaries
Journals
Shopping lists
Reminders for oneself
Packing lists
Recipes

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Ad 2. Public Writing Examples
Form filling
Applications (for membership)
Letters of:
- Enquiry
- Motivation
- Complaint
- Application
- Request
- To the editor

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

Ad 3. Creative Writing
Poems
Short stories
Rhymes
Drama
Songs
Autobiography
Novels

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Ad 4. Social Writing
Letters / emails / apps
Invitations
Instructions:
- To friends
- To family
Notes:
- Of condolence
- Of thanks
- Of congratulations

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

Ad 5. Study Writing
Making notes while reading
Taking notes from lectures
Making a card index
Summaries
Synopses
Reviews
Essays
Bibliographies
Reports of:
- Experiments
- Workshops
- Visits

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Ad 6. Institutional Writing
Agendas
Applications
Minutes
Curriculum vitae
Specifications
Memoranda 
Reports
Prescriptions (doctors)
Reviews
Contracts
Business letters
Public notices
Advertisements
Emails
Posters
Instructions
Speeches



Slide 9 - Tekstslide

What is an essay?

Slide 10 - Woordweb

An essay is defined as:

"a short piece of writing that expresses information (as well as the writer's opinion)."

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What types of Essays are there?

Slide 12 - Woordweb

Types of essays 
Narrative essay: telling a story;                                                     
Persuasive essay: to convince the reader; 
Expository essay: academic paper to investigate an idea;
Descriptive essay: to describe something;
Argumentative essay:facts/evidence to support the argument; Compare and contrast essay: analysis of two subjects;
Problem - solution essay: description of problem/solution.

Slide 13 - Tekstslide

What do you think could be
a definition for
an argumentative essay?
Use catchwords!

Slide 14 - Woordweb

argumentative essay definition
The argumentative essay is a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate a topic; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner. 

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

To write an essay, you should generally:
1- Decide what type of essay to write                                                               2-  Brainstorm your topic
3- Research the topic.                                                                                             4-  Develop a thesis
5- Outline your essay                                                                                               6-  Write your essay
7- Edit your writing to check spelling and grammar


Slide 16 - Tekstslide

Jot down the components of an essay.

Slide 17 - Woordweb

The argumentative essay:
Introduction;
1st paragraph with  1st reason: 
- topic sentence + evidence & explanation + wrap-up;
2nd paragraph with 2nd reason
- topic sentence + evidence & explanation + wrap-up;
3rd / 4th paragraph etc.
Conclusion

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

How many sentences should an introduction at least have?
A
1
B
2
C
3
D
4

Slide 19 - Quizvraag

Why at least 2?

Slide 20 - Woordweb

Introduction
* first , second , third (& sometimes more) sentences are the lead to the Thesis statement;


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Introduction
* write 1 , 2  maybe 3 sentences and then your thesis statement  in the last sentence: approximately 10 words per sentence =

approximately 50 words

(in the first 2 - 3 sentences write an interest grabber/hook)

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Body of the paragraphs
Body paragraphs: 
  • Topic sentence A;   followed by a 
  • Supporting sentence B containing evidence and explanation;  followed by a
  • Supporting sentence C containing evidence and explanation; followed by a
  • supporting sentence D containing evidence and explanation. etc.

Slide 25 - Tekstslide

Body paragraphs
- Write 2 body paragraphs: 
- 1 for / 1 against or 2 for / 2 against your thesis statement.
- each paragraph should start with your topic sentence        followed by examples or explanantions;
- a total of 2 times 4-5 sentences = 75 - 80 words per paragraph = a total of approximately 150 words

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Conclusion
Restatement or summary of the main points;
&
a final comment (if appropriate).

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Conclusion
Write 2 , 3 or 4 sentences in which you restate or summarise your points;
use approximately 50 words


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Total count
Introduction: approx. 50 words
Bodyparagraph 1: approx. 75 words
Bodyparagraph 2: approx. 75 words
Conclusion: approx 50 words
Total count:
250 words 

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Should an argumentative essay have a title?
A
yes
B
no

Slide 31 - Quizvraag

What different types of titles are there?

Slide 32 - Woordweb

Titles
1. Informative Title
2. Creative Title
3. Relevant and readable Title

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What should you bear in mind while thinking up a title and writing your argumentative essay?

Slide 34 - Open vraag

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Slide 40 - Video

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Develop a thesis statement
Your thesis statement is the main point of your essay. It is one sentence that states what the essay is about. For example, your thesis statement might be  "The death penalty should be reinstated" or "Witch trials also happen in modern times".
* Use the thesis statement as the basic premise to write your entire essay about; 
* Remember that all of the different points lead back to this one main thesis; 
* State your thesis in your introductory paragraph;
*  Thesis statement should be broad enough.

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