Basic Skills in Writing Essays. The Process: 4 Steps in a Nutshell. Discover a clearly stated point or thesis . Provide logical, detailed support for your thesis. Organize and connect your supporting material. Revise and edit so that your sentences are effective and error-free.
Any idea that you advance MUST be supported withspecific reasonsor details.
(What kind? How many? What did it look/feel/smell/taste/sound like?)
Parts of an essay:
begin with a topicsentencethat states the point to be detailed in that paragraph.
Mastering the traditional essaywill
P2. One result of my new study plan was that I became more efficient.
A. For the first time in my life, I could finish all homework as the teacher required.
B. I became more concentrated in class, so I did not have to waste time asking friends to tell me what the teacher said in class.
P3. The second result was that I became more organized person.
A. I learned to plan my time.
B. I began to do morning exercises and never missed breakfast.
C. I had enough sleep.
P4. A third result was that I became a better student.
A. Since I had time to prepare lessons before class, I could answer teacher’s questions correctly.
B. I began to get better scores.