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AIM:. How do you appropriately write a thematic essay?. do now. What is a Thematic Essay?. It is an essay that has a common theme. Tasks will be given to answer the essay. One must focus on the task. Each of the task items must be addressed in order to receive full credit.

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How do you appropriately write a thematic essay?

do now


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What is a Thematic Essay?

  • It is an essay that has a common theme.

  • Tasks will be given to answer the essay.

  • One must focus on the task.

  • Each of the task items must be addressed in order to receive full credit.


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What is a Thematic Essay?

  • The writer must be extremely descriptive when writing the essay.

  • They should include the time period, people, vocabulary, places, etc.


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STEP 1: Pre-Writing

  • One should analyze the task and organize the information that they wish to include in the essay response.

  • First, carefully read the theme and the task.

  • Look for clues that will help identify the information required to thoroughly address both the theme and the task.

  • Underline those sections of the theme and task that you consider most important.


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What is an Introduction Paragraph?

  • The introduction to the essay response should communicate what it is that the essay will show or prove.

  • This introduces the theme or problem by establishing a framework that is beyond a simple restatement of the Task and concludes with a summation of the theme or problem.


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INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH

  • Box Statement: Write this word for word from your paper.

  • Define the Theme: Include Who, What, Where, How, When Questions.

  • Include a Thesis Statement at the conclusion of the introduction. This tells the reader exactly what you are writing about.


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BODY PARAGRAPHS

  • This is where you answer the task.

  • Choose your Thematic Topic and apply the Basic Questions: Who, What, When, How, Where, Why.

  • Then try incorporate the BQ’s answering the first set of BQ’s.

  • Constantly incorporate details into all you BQ’s.


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BODY PARAGRAPHS

  • Once you create BQ’s answer the questions in paragraph form.

  • Do Not include the questions in you essay.


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CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH

  • Restate the thesis statement.

  • Summarize all body paragraphs based on the task.

  • Short and to the Point.


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Thematic Essay

DO'S AND DO NOT'S

  • Write all necessary paragraphs

  • Include details

  • Basic Questions

  • Address all the tasks

  • Be prepared to write a lot!

THE DO'S


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THE DO NOT'S

  • Personalize:

    • “In my essay I will be talking about …..

    • “I believe that…”

    • “In conclusion I think …”

  • Be vague!

  • Forget to answer all the tasks.

  • Skip lines on the paper.

  • Just write the essay …..OUTLINE FIRST


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