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How to Write an Essay
Transcript of How to Write an Essay
The Writing Process
From idea to final copy
Do you know what you're being asked to write about?
Write your rough draft
Write your final copy
Don’t write ... think.
Write down your thoughts.
(if there's a question,
answer the question.)
How will you respond?
Write Your Rough Draft
Follow your notes.
Don’t worry about quality.
Write more than you need.
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.
75% of good writing is rewriting
Things to be aware of:
Conflicts and contradictions
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation
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
SHOW, don't tell!)
Wrap it up
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