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How to Write an Essay

Writing a narrative essay--the writing process and other important things students need to know.
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Tom Panarese

on 26 October 2014

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Transcript of How to Write an Essay

Writing a Narrative Essay
Brainstorm
The Prompt
The Writing Process
From idea to final copy
Do you know what you're being asked to write about?
Brainstorm
Organize
Write your rough draft
Revise
Write your final copy
Don’t write ... think.
Write down your thoughts.

(if there's a question,
answer the question.)
How will you respond?
Organize
Write Your Rough Draft
Follow your notes.
Don’t worry about quality.
Write more than you need.
Don’t rush.
Voice
Audience
Purpose
Then, ask yourself …
Does everything make sense?
How do I arrange my notes?
Know the structure of an essay and how to use it.


Arrange thoughts according to this structure.
Intro
Body
Conclusion
Revise
75% of good writing is rewriting
Things to be aware of:
Organization
Transitions
Conflicts and contradictions
Word Choice
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation
Write Your
Final Copy

Take all of the revisions you made and
write a neat, final version.

Reread once more to make sure it’s exactly what you want.

ALWAYS DO ONE FINAL PROOFREAD!!!
Consider your Voice, Audience, and Purpose

How will you present this?

Who are you writing this for?

Why are you writing it?
Make your topic known and hook us in.

Show your story
(that's right.
SHOW, don't tell!)

Wrap it up
Ask yourself:
What is the essay about?
Am I staying on topic?
What is good about the essay?
What are the things that need to be improved?
Mark it up
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