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Essay Writing

Do:
Introduce the topic State what the essay will argue Introduce each paragraph Link ideas and sentences Use connectors as directions

Don’t:
Give your opinion Give your conclusions upfront Change ‘sides’ in a paragraph Change direction mid-idea Personalise your main points

Give three main points per ‘side’ Forget to give support for points

Essay Writing
The introduction: Introduction sentence (introduce main topic) Detail sentences (narrow topic) Thesis statement (say what the essay will argue)

Essay Writing
The body paragraphs: First (Stronger argument) Introduce the paragraph (‘Topic Sentence’) Give a main point with support Give a second main point with support Give a third main point with support

Essay Writing
The body paragraphs: Second (Weaker argument) Introduce the paragraph – Use a contrast connector - (‘Topic Sentence’) Give a main point with support Give a second main point with support Give a third main point with support

Essay Writing
The Conclusion: Restate the thesis statement (remind the reader what the argument was about) Recap the main points (remind the reader what the biggest arguments were) Finish with a result (a conclusion or a question – leave the reader thinking)

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