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ESSAY WRITING. A BRIEF...ACTUALLY LONG OVERVIEW. THEY ARE POINTLESS . THEY’RE DIFFICULT. THEY ARE STRESSFUL. Why?. SCARED OF FAILING???. THEY’RE BORING. FEAR OF ESSAYS DON’T UNDERSTAND THE STRUCTURE DON’T KNOW WHAT QUOTES TO CHOOSE DON’T KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE IDEAS TO DISCUSS

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Essay writing

ESSAY WRITING

A BRIEF...ACTUALLY LONG OVERVIEW


Essay writing

THEY ARE POINTLESS

THEY’RE DIFFICULT

THEY ARE STRESSFUL

Why?

SCARED OF FAILING???

THEY’RE BORING


Essay writing

  • FEAR OF ESSAYS

  • DON’T UNDERSTAND THE STRUCTURE

  • DON’T KNOW WHAT QUOTES TO CHOOSE

  • DON’T KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE IDEAS TO DISCUSS

  • I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE QUESTION IS ASKING ME TO DO

  • I DON’T KNOW WHAT MY TEACHER WANTS


It is your job to make sure you understand what your assessment is asking of you

IT IS YOUR JOB TO MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR ASSESSMENT IS ASKING OF YOU!

  • For any subject, you are assessed on criteria. They will be different for different subjects and different teachers.

  • If you know what your marker/teacher/assessor wants it makes the process easier.


Rubrics

RUBRICS

  • In English we use rubrics


What does all this mean

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN?

WHAT YOU ARE BEING ASSESSED ONTHIS TIME:

  • Introduction

  • Body paragraphs

  • Conclusion

  • Knowledge of text

  • Mechanics of language


Essay planning and writing

ESSAY PLANNING AND WRITING


Essay writing

  • PLANNING IS ESSENTIAL TO A WELL STRUCTURED ESSAY

  • To not plan is to disadvantage yourself from the outset.

  • OTHERWISE

    You and your marker will find themselves...


Plan constructing your response

PLAN CONSTRUCTING YOUR RESPONSE

  • 1.UNDER LINE KEY WORDS

  • 2. SYNONYMS FOR KEY WORDS

  • 3. QUESTION THE QUESTION

  • 4. REWRITE TOPIC IN YOUR OWN WORDS

  • 5. MINIPLAN


Mini plan

MINI PLAN

Contention: (formal language and direct)

Short Answer:

  • PLANNING IS PARAMOUNT

Main reasons: aim for at least four

Fan out your ideas

TS, LS and examples

2. TS, LS and examples

3. TS, LS and examples

4. TS, LS and examples


Your turn

YOUR TURN

We accept the reality with which we’re presented. To what extent do you agree?

  • 1.UNDER LINE KEY WORDS

  • 2. SYNONYMS FOR KEY WORDS

  • 3. QUESTION THE QUESTION

  • 4. REWRITE TOPIC IN YOUR OWN WORDS

  • 5. MINIPLAN


Introductions

INTRODUCTIONS

  • Director, title

  • General opening sentence that relates to the question

  • Clearly responds to the topic

  • Signpost your body paragraphs

  • Clearly state your contention

  • Possible incorporation of a quote/s


Styles

STYLES

  • Brief, main argument (contention) at the end

  • Longer, more detailed

  • Focuses on the quote (if the topic contains a quote)

  • Main argument in the second sentence


To what extent does christof genuinely care for truman

To what extent does Christof genuinely care for Truman?

Peter Weir’s, ‘The Truman Show’ focuses on the impact of reality television on participants and their audiences. The director of the show, Christof, genuinely cares about Truman because he believes the ‘fake world’ he has created is perfect and safe. However, in many ways, Christof does not care about the start of his show. The director manipulates and forces Truman to act and behave the way he chooses. Furthermore, he will not let the main protagonist escape and lead a normal life. Therefore, to a certain extent, Christof seems to genuinely care for Truman, however, not completely.

Director, title

General opening sentence that relates to the question

Clear response to the question

Signpost your body paragraphs

Clearly state your contention

Possible incorporation of a quote


We accept the reality with which we re presented to what extent do you agree

We accept the reality with which we’re presented. To what extent do you agree?

  • Truman Burbank, the protagonist in the film The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, was raised in Seahaven from bith to when he was a 30-year-old adult. However, Truman was unaware that the almost perfect town of Seahaven was in fact created for him and for a reality television show. Although after many glitches occurred Truman began to realise that his life, the reality he was presented with, wasn’t right. Truman challenged his reality through challenging his relationships, his surroundings and even the production company in order to out the truth about his reality.

Director, title

General opening sentence that relates to the question

Clear response to the question

Signpost your body paragraphs

Clearly state your contention

Possible incorporation of a quote


Do you think that christof is right prevent truman entering the real world

Do you think that Christof is right prevent Truman entering the real world?

  • The Truman Show directed by Peter Weir shows the connection of reality television to modern society through a television show called ‘The Truman Show.’ In this television show, the protagonist and ‘star’ of the show, Truman Burbank, has his life manipulated and filmed on an island inhabited by actors since his birth. Christof utilises every possible technique to prevent Truman entering the real world as he fails to regard the wishes of Truman, cares mainly about the success of the show rather than Truman’s happiness and manipulates not only Truman’s life but also his emotions. But on the other hand, Christof also shows desire to protect Truman from harm in an unsuitable manner and is ultimately wrong in his attempts to prevent Truman from entering the real world, largely due to the fact that Christof ignores Truman’s dreams and continues to ‘control’ Truman until the conclusion of the film.

Director, title

General opening sentence that relates to the question

Clear response to the question

Signpost your body paragraphs

Clearly state your contention

Possible incorporation of a quote


Body paragraphs

BODY PARAGRAPHS


T opic sentences

TOPIC SENTENCES

  • CLEARLY MUST RELATE BACK TO THE TOPIC....ALWAYS REREAD THE QUESTION AFTER YOUR TOPIC SENTENCE

  • Ask yourself? Does it clearly relate to the question and your arguments. If not, rewrite it.


T opic sentences we accept the reality with which we re presented to what extent do you agree

TOPIC SENTENCESWe accept the reality with which we’re presented. To what extent do you agree?

Throughout Truman’s life, he develops many relationships.

Truman’s relationships that he develops and maintains throughout his life are controlled by the company that adopted him.

The town of Seahaven, a perfect small cutout town, was built for Truman Burbank.

Towards the end of the film, Truman’s atetmpt to escape causes huge trouble throughout the town.


E vidence and e xplanation

Evidence and Explanation

  • Choose only evidence that backs up your argument.

  • Choose evidence demonstrates complexity and depth

    How do you think you do that?

  • When talking about a character you MUST use evidence that shows the whole film/text

  • Eg. It must show Terry’s change

  • Edie’s change

  • Father Barry’s change


E vidence and e xplanation1

Evidence and Explanation

  • If you are a student that falls into the trap of retelling the story...try this

  • When (insert context of quote/incident/filmic device) (insert quote-change it to fit sentence structure) (insert explanation).

  • Time to incorporate your next idea that supports your point. Look for changes in character/theme supported by cinematic devices.


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