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How to write an A2 Essay. Mexborough School Department of History 2001-2002. Downloaded from www.SchoolHistory.co.uk. How to approach essay writing. Preparing and Planning. 1) Read widely. 4) An emerging answer. Research is the key task!. 2) Work out a broad structure.

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how to write an a2 essay

How to write an A2 Essay

Mexborough School

Department of History

2001-2002

Downloaded from www.SchoolHistory.co.uk

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Preparing

and

Planning

1) Read widely

4) An emerging answer

Research is the key task!

2) Work out a broad structure

3) Put your work in a logical sequence

All of this should seamlessly blend into writing the essay.

essay structure
Essay Structure

Introduction

Middle

Conclusion

Substantive

Conclusive

Abstract

introduction
Introduction

Keep it relevant

Beginning (or abstract)

Context

Use the key phrases in the essay title

What is being discussed,argued or demonstrated

the main body substantive
The Main Body (Substantive)
  • Present evidence
  • Logical order (Chronological?)
  • Analysis
  • Refer often to the title
  • Balance! (Especially in a question that begins with a quote)
  • Refer to all parts of the question
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Re-state your argument using the key words from the title
  • Be confident in your argument
  • Hint at a broader context?
  • What other issues would you explore, given more time?
essay writing a final word
Essay Writing: A Final Word
  • Remember that confidence comes from the hard graft that you put into your notes and research- if you don’t do this you will not build a logical argument, nor show any understanding of the subject matter.
  • ESSAY WRITING IS LIKE GARY PLAYERS VIEW ON GOLF AND SUCCESS……..