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There are two animations in this chapter that are tools to help you plan and write your essays. These are the Brainstorm tool and the Essay writer Alternatively you can print this chapter and refer to the chapters for help on how to fill out the essay writing guide.

The Question (for more details refer to Chapter 2)

Record the Question here:
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Does this question ask you to: (Circle the appropriate answer)
Explain Describe Analyse Assess

Examine

Identify

Contrast

Discuss

Compare

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Evaluate

Compare

Using one of the words from above, what is
the question asking you to do?

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The marking guidelines (for more details refer to Chapter 2)

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Combine your question and marking guidelines
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What have you been asked to demonstrate :
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keep this as a checklist, so that when you edit you can make sure that you have included all the necessary components.

 

Generate your ideas/brainstorm (for more details refer to Chapter 2)

You can either use this brainstorm or a mindmap

Aspect 1 Aspect 2 Aspect 3 Aspect 4 Aspect 5

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Organise ideas/plan (for more details refer to Chapter 2)

Choose topics/paragraphs :
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Choose thesis (for more details refer to Chapter 3)

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Write a thesis statement by referring these factors to the question and guidelines.

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Choose a structure by ordering your topics according to your thesis (details refer to Chapter 3)

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Detailed plan (for more details refer to Chapter 4)

Your detailed plan should look something like this:

INTRODUCTION

  • Answer question

  • Briefly, outline points

  • Introduce thesis

PARAGRAPH ONE

Main idea:

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Topic sentence

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Supporting points/evidence/elaboration:

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Linking sentences:

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PARAGRAPH TWO

Main idea:

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Topic sentence

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Supporting points/evidence/elaboration:

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Linking sentences:

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PARAGRAPH THREE

Main idea:

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Supporting points/evidence/elaboration:

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PARAGRAPH FOUR

Main idea:

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PARAGRAPH FIVE

Main idea:

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CONCLUSION

  • Answer question fully with thesis

  • Bring all your points together in briefer fashion

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