Essay writing is an essential skill for students at all academic levels, and the ability to produce clear, well-argued essays is key to good coursework and passing exams. This text offers the new or under-confident essay writer all the guidance and advice needed to develop and improve their skills.
Basic Essay Writing
Author: Leslie Schnorenberg
This writing curriculum is designed to be used as a workbook. Broken down into ten different sections or weeks, students will learn the basics of essay writing. Students will be given instruction and assignments on 8 different types of essays - Descriptive, Narrative, Autobiographical, Informative, Expository, Argumentative, Compare and Contrast, and Cause and Effect. Also included is instruction for a creative book review, a final course exam and a resource section. Student will enjoy the "easy-to-use" format of this writing curriculum.
Author: Jock Mackenzie
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
The skills required to write an essay are the same skills required to write a speech, to prepare a persuasive argument, to prove a point, or to explain an idea. If we can help our students acquire these skills as we teach “the essay,” we will have assisted them in accomplishing truly valuable life skills. Essay Writing contains easy-to-incorporate lessons along with tips for teaching specific concepts that range from pre-writing exercises to revising and editing to celebrating the final product. This down-to-earth look at the foundations of good essay writing is full of useful ideas and strategies that help students: build skills in writing on a wide range of topics; distinguish between formal and informal writing; use effective pre-writing techniques such as brainstorming, making an outline,gathering information, and evaluating the relevance of information; gain confidence as they begin to recognize what works and what doesn't. The book incorporates a wide range of innovative approaches to teaching essay writing — from how to “picture” and “act out” an essay to a winning format for a topic sentence and using scattergrams to turn brainstorming into constructive outlines. Throughout the book, assessment tools and marking keys support simple marking techniques that consider not just the final essay, but effort and time on task.
Crash Course in Basic Essay Writing is a great tool to help students write essays. All lessons and skills have been implemented in real classrooms (upper elementary through college), preparing students for standardized writing exams, including state testing exams and college Freshman Composition exams. Students can use the information contained in this book to develop writing. Even educators can use Crash Course in Basic Essay Writing, as a resource to print worksheets and to help assist emerging writers. The book also includes concise grammar lessons as a quick reference as well as modeled lessons such as writing a thesis statement to developing an entire essay. Compact and effective, all lessons and skills included in Crash Course in Basic Essay Writing have been implemented, tested, and have excellent feedback from 99% of students. For emerging writers seeking quick, modeled instruction regarding how to write an effective essay (or paper) and the educator who needs assistance in teaching writing, this book contains 64 pages of condensed, user friendly material that boasts of results!
Following on from Writers at Work: The Paragraph and Writers at Work: the Short Composition, Writers at Work: The Essay will teach the basics of academic essay writing to intermediate-level students. In Writers at Work: The Essay, college and university students use the process approach to write different genres of essays common at the post-secondary level, the most important being expository writing, persuasive writing, and timed essay exams. Each chapter uses the same five-step approach to writing that is used in the two lower-level books. In each chapter, students analyze a model essay, noticing key organizational and linguistic features; brainstorm ideas; write multiple drafts; revise their work; engage in peer reviews; and share their finished work. Chapters recycle and build upon previously taught material.
Good Essay Writing
Author: Peter Redman, Wendy Maples
Discover how to write winning essays and improve your grades, with this tried and tested guide to essay writing.
How to Write Better Essays
Author: Bryan Greetham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to... • analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts • brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas • evaluate and criticise arguments • express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing • plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion ... and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism. The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts. For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.
I am a TESOL Instructor of English academic writing who has 5 years experience teaching essay writing to undergraduate ESL students for university entrance. This book is about the 5 step essay writing process only. It contains tips, ideas, and a basic process for ESL Students to follow. It doesn't contain anything about paragraph or essay essentials. They are covered in my first two books of the series Academic Writing Skills. Any international students including high school, graduate and undergraduate, and mature age will benefit greatly from understanding and applying the process. The book outlines the basic 5 steps which include: - Pre-write - Organize - First Draft - Revise and Edit - Final Copy The benefits to you are you will learn a practical 5 step essay writing process that works every time. The best part is you results will improve which means you and your instructor will be happy. Take action and you will write your way to a BA.
Author: Ori Brafman, Rom Brafman
Publisher: Crown Business
Explores the ongoing psychological forces that sabotage rational behavior in our personal and business lives, revealing how such factors as loss aversion, commitment, and the diagnosis bias distort logical thought.
Writing Essays For Dummies
Author: Mary Page, Carrie Winstanley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Areyou left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walksyou through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping youdevelop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. Fromidentifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing yourresearch skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, andreferencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows youhow to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, tohelp you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: AvoidingPlagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and KeepingGoing Part IV: Mastering Language andStyle Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the PerfectParagraph Chapter 11: Finding YourVoice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: TheIntroduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’sBody Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: TheConclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources ofInformation Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The FinalTouches Chapter 16: It’s all in thedetail Chapter 17: Perfecting YourPresentation Chapter 18: Theafterglow Part VII: Part of Tens Chapter 19: Ten Tips to Avoid Things GoingWrong Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Make Your Essay Stand Out
Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Theatre Arts Books
Nigel Warburton brings philosophy to life with an imaginative selection of philosophical writings on key topics. Philosophy: Basic Readings is the ideal introduction to some of the most accessible and thought-provoking pieces in philosophy, both contemporary and classic. The second edition of Philosophy: Basic Readings has been expanded to include new pieces in each major area of philosophy: · What is philosophy? · God · Right and wrong · The external world · Science · Mind · Art The readings in Philosophy: Basic Readings complement the chapters in Philosophy: The Basics (4th edition 2004).
Author: David Edmonds, Nigel Warburton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Take 25 of the liveliest philosophers of our time. Talk to each about one of the most intriguing topics you can think of--from ethics to aesthetics to metaphysics. The result is a Philosophy Bite - a lively, informal conversation that brings the subject into focus. First made public on the enormously popular Philosophy Bites podcast, these entertaining, personal, and illuminating conversations are presented in print. The result is a book that is a taster for the whole enterprise of philosophy, and gives unexpected insights into hot topics spanning ethics, politics, metaphysics, aesthetics, and the meaning of life.