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How To Write A Perfect Essay

HOW TO WRITE ESSAYS LIKE A Ph D 39% 44% of high school students taking the ACT in 2017 lacked the English skills necessary to successfully complete a college course of hiring managers say recent grads still lack writing proficiency after college ESSAY WRITING may be a pain, but it's an important step toward GETTING YOUR DREAM JOB BEFORE YOU BEGIN 1 REVIEW THE REQUIREMENTS Follow all assignment guidelines, including rubrics and examples DETERMINE THE ESSAY TYPE ... NARRATIVE EXPOSITORY EXPLAINS OR PERSUASIVE TELLS A REAL-LIFE STORY CONVINCES THE READER TO DEFINES A TOPIC BELIEVE OR DO SOMETHING This is the only type of essay you'll write in the first person (using "I") Build a case Write as vividly as possible and build toward a conclusion Use facts, statistics, and examples – avoid emotional appeals Present all sides, but clearly Present a balanced analysis of the topic using facts, logic, examples, explain why one and expert opinions position is correct College application usually ask for narrative essays Includes compare & contrast, cause & effect, and "how-to" questions Answers a question by taking a side or defending a position 3 DEVELOP A TOPIC Explore background information Read any required texts closely Form a working thesis (topic sentence) to guide your research NARROWER IS BETTER Go deeper into a single point and how it affects the whole THE PERFECT ESSAY doesn't come from how you write, but WHAT YOU READ RESEARCH & ANALYSIS PICK THE RIGHT SOURCES DETERMINE THE DECIDE WHETHER THE SOURCE AUTHOR'S CREDIBILITY IS APPROPRIATE Is the author respected in their field? Do they cite their Is it published in Was the article Does it contain Are they presenting a neutral, objective view of a topic? a peer-reviewed journal or by a reputable institution? published within the last the information sources? needed for 5 years? a proper citation? A little author bias is okay, but your sources shouldn't all have the same slant Some fields, like sciences, change rapidly and will require more recent sources READ CLOSELY & TAKE NOTES AS YOU READ, MAKE NOTE OF CLOSE READING ALLOWS YOU TO Terms to look up Report the author's content accurately ? Use key elements as background for an argument Questions for further research At the end of each chapter or article, write a brief summary of what you've read Always write notes in your own words to avoid accidental plagiarism ANALYZE THE EVIDENCE Let your notes sit for a few days to get a fresh perspective for analysis G) Analyze the biases of each Review notes Evaluate which Consider and any new connections or evidence best source and author supports your thesis opposing viewpoints thoughts PROFESSIONAL WRITERS, more than anyone, spend time REVISING AND EDITING their work WRITING & REVISING CREATE AN OUTLINE INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION BODY BODY To make your thesis statement more specific, use conjunctions that indicate the relationship between ideas, such as "although" or “because" CONCLUSION CONCLUSION CONCLUSION - INTRODUCTION BODY CONCLUSION GET YOUR READERS' ATTENTION DETERMINE THE BEST ORDER FOR YOUR IDEAS. DEPENDING ON THE & GIVE CONTEXT WITH RELEVANT BACKGROUND INFORMATION Summarize Restate End with an TOPIC, ORDER IDEAS BASED ON: your main points your thesis interesting final statement Present a thesis of 1 or 2 Present the topic of your Chronology Cause & Complexity effect Comment on your position or argument sentences paper WRITE YOUR ESSAY Use your outline as a guide to develop paragraphs Include evidence from your research to back up your arguments CITE YOUR SOURCES EACH DISCIPLINE SPECIFIES A STYLE FOR CITATIONS, BUT WHAT TO CITE REMAINS THE SAME 66 99 QUOTATIONS PARAPHRASES SUMMARIES Copied text identical to the original Longer sections put into your own words Restatement of the main idea(s) from a source EDIT, REVIEW, REVISE COMMON GRAMMATICAL ERRORS SPELLING ERRORS & INCORRECT HOMOPHONES Always proofread; spell-check won't catch everything PASSIVE VS. ACTIVE VOICE | PASSIVE VOICE sounds more formal, but can be difficult to decipher E.g. The ball was kicked by him RUN-ON SENTENCES Add a comma followed by a conjunction MISUSED COMMAS ACTIVE VOICE Add commoas to separate interrupting phrases is more direct and easier to understand E.g. He kicked the ball WORDINESS Replace long phrases with specific, concrete words Use a mix of passive and active sentence for the best result, but aim for less than 20% passive voice INCORRECT CORRECT "When writing essays good grammar ought to be considered very important you should defiantly ask, someone, to proofread you're work. "When writing essays, good grammar is essential, so you should definitely ask someone to proofread your work." COMMON STRUCTURAL MISTAKES THESIS STATEMENT IS BURIED INTRODUCTION IS A SUMMARY OF THE ESSAY CONCLUSION INTRODUCES NEW INFORMATION Place your thesis statement at the end of the introduction Draw in readers' attention with a just hint of what's to come Revisit your thesis and summarize your arguments From your first college application to your doctoral dissertation, knowing how to write A GOOD ESSAY IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS SOURCES ONLINE-PHD-DEGREES.COM bowvalleycollege.libguides.com/essays payscale.com/data-packages/job-skills cws.illinois.edu/workshop/writers/tips/thesis owl.english.purdue.edu/engagement/2/2/60 owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/563/01 owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/544/02 owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/588/02 writing.msu.edu/how-to-write-a-good-introduction time4writing.com/writing-resources/types-of-essays grammarly.com/blog/top-10-student-writing-mistakes-finals-edition custom-writing.org/blog/writing-tips/free-essay-writing-tips/26841.html ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/Journals/EJ/1003-jan2011/EJ1003What.pdf cornellcollege.edu/academic-support-and-advising/study-tips/reading-textbooks.shtml act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/cccr2017/P_99_999999_N_S_N00_ACT-GCPR_National.pdf DEVELOPED BY N NOWSOURCING

How To Write A Perfect Essay

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Writing the perfect essay is a snap if you know what you are doing. And it's an important skill to have in business communications!

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