Essay Writing

Topics: Writing, Paragraph, Sentence Pages: 3 (622 words) Published: August 12, 2013
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ENG 106 Jun. 17, 2013

ESSAY WRITING

ESSAY – A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a non-technical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually expressive of the author’s outlook and personality. - An attempt.

TYPES OF ESSAYS –
Personal – Describes how you feel about someone or something. YOU are at the center . Expository – Describes or discusses a topic without directly expressing your own feelings. The SUBJECT is at the center. Persuasive - This has a special purpose – to get someone to agree with what the writer says and even to do what the writer suggests. You begin with an idea that you have a strong opinion about. With information you also give strong dramatic and emotional reasons for what you say to persuade your audience to agree with your opinion. In this case the AUDIENCE is at the ceter.

INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH

What is an introduction paragraph?
The introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of your essay.

What does it do?
It introduces the main idea of your essay. A good opening paragraph captures the interest of your reader and tells why your topic is important.

How do I write one?
1. Write the thesis statement. The main idea of the essay is stated in a single sentence called the thesis statement. You must limit your entire essay to the topic you have introduced in your thesis statement. 2. Provide some background information about your topic. You can use interesting facts, quotations, or definitions of important terms you will use later in the essay.

Example:

Hockey has been a part of life in Canada for over 120 years. It has evolved into an extremely popular sport watched and played by millions of Canadians. The game has gone through several changes since hockey...
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