How to Write an Essay. Guide to Organize a Proper Essay. What is an Essay?. It is a piece of writing which is often written from an author's personal point of view. A basic essay consists of three main parts: INTRODUCTION BODY PARAGRAPHS CONCLUSION. The Introduction.
Guide to Organize a Proper Essay
In the novel The Chrysalids Uncle Axel is one of
the most important characters as David`s best friend, protector and confident.
A full and complete paragraph consists of a MINIMUM of 8-10 sentences and follows a specific format:
TOPIC SENTENCE (1st Sentence)
The topic sentence reflects which thesis statement point you will be discussing in the body paragraph.
You must PROVE your POINT by providing PROOFS (examples) to support your topic sentence. They go into greater details.
You must COMMENT on each PROOF to further your analysis.
Therefore…POINT (topic sentence)
PROOF & COMMENT (x3)
CONCLUDING SENTENCE (last sentence)
Each paragraph should end with a final statement that brings together the ideas brought up in the paragraph and emphasizes the main point one last time.
There are several reasons why Uncle Axel is an important character in the novel, he is the protagonist’s best friend, protector and confidant. As David’s best friend, he is the only non-deviant that David trusts enough to share his secret of telepathy with. Uncle Axel protects David and the other Chrysalids from people in the community of Waknuk who would like to send them to the Fringes. He does this by keeping David’s secret and by killing Alan, who threatened the safety of the Chrysalids. Finally, Uncle Axel gives David advice when he is in trouble and needs the help of an adult. He is trustworthy and loyal, always watching out for David’s best interest. Clearly, Uncle Axel is important to the novel as he is the for the main character David.
#1 RULE IN ANY CONCLUSION
YOU CANNOT INTRODUCE ANYTHING NEW!
Do not use the first or second person (I, my, we, us).
Do not use contractions (can’t, won’t, doesn’t).
Avoid saying “The essay will discuss...” or “In my opinion...”
Avoid using “a lot”. If you do use it, take care not to repeat it often.
Avoid redundancy and repetition.
Be specific. Do not use words such as “things” or “many examples”. Do not be vague.
Always type and double space.
Use size 12 pt font, Times New Roman, and standard 1” margins
EDIT, EDIT, EDIT!
Save your rough work.
When writing about literature, always write in the present tense.
I.e. “The Chrysalids is a book about the future” not “The Chrysalids was a book about the future”.
Essays should be submitted with one staple in the top left hand corner. Do not put them in folders.