Some of these are made up based on exam board question styles. Two include notes on what the examiners are looking for. How does Golding present violence in Lord of the Flies?
How should it begin? Re-phrase the question and respond with your opinion How do we avoid just repeating the question word for word?
Separate out the ideas. Should we include quotes? How long should it be? Three-quarters of a page is probably too long.
Long-winded is irritating Think of your introduction as a road map. You have been given a destination the question and there are lots of perfectly acceptable ways of getting there. Instead Re-phrase the question in your own words to prove that you have understood it.
Divide the question into manageable chunks and discuss each part of the Q. List the things your essay will discuss to answer the question asked.
Give an example Iago certainly feels superior to many of the people in his life. He does not respect other human beings, nor does he have a high opinion of anyone but himself. Body Paragraphs Next, I got students to list the things they found confusing about writing paragraphs.
We came up with this set of questions they wanted answers to: When do you begin a new paragraph? Do all paragraphs need to be the same length? How long is too long? Depends how much you have to say about that idea. Paragraphs can vary in length. How many quotes and examples should you include?
Hard to answer this one. At least 3 quotes, no more than 7? When do you quote? Can you begin with a quote or should you always begin with a statement Quote to prove a point. Always begin with a statement? How do you end a paragraph? Each paragraph should begin with a topic sentence.
This first sentence indicates what your paragraph will be about. Despite having fought side by side with Othello for many years, Iago has a very negative opinion of his employer. His bitterness leads him on a quest for revenge and he begins to see people as simply pawns in a game of chess; each one will either help or hinder him in his quest.
For example, rather than search for a new job, Iago decides to do everything in his power to destroy Othello. Iago is also very quick to believe the rumour that Othello has slept with his wife. Thus, it is clear that Iago thinks very little of Othello, seeing him as motivated by lust and greed and interpreting his trusting nature as a weakness rather than a virtue.
I used the analogy of a paragraph being a bit like a sandwich. The top slice of bread is the topic sentence. The meat in the middle is basically the quotes and examples you use to develop your discussion and prove your point.
You need both slices of bread and lots of filling. If you have lots to say for one idea and it stretches into two paragraphs, this is basically a double-decker sandwich. Alternative ways of structuring this essay:Study Guides and Strategies menus of toward better practices in research and reading.
Title: A Christmas Carol Subject: Secondary English Resources Author: Herts Secondary English Team Description •This scheme is designed to support the teaching of the novel with a range of reading, writing and speaking and listening activities. ‘Oral language leads the way to written language’ (Wallach & Butler, ) Reading is a language-based skill (Catts & Kamhi, ).
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Writing an introduction. For this exercise, I first got students to tell me what they found confusing about introductions. We listed their “things we want to know” about introductions on the board first.
Evaluation Criteria. IELTS Writing tests are evaluated across 4 dimensions: Task Achievement – To what extent does the examinee address all parts of the task with a fully developed position, inclusive of fully extended and well supported ideas?; Coherence and Cohesion – Does the examinee logically organise the information and ideas?
Is the entire essay cohesive?