how to write a essay

Topics: Writing, Short story, Debut albums Pages: 2 (282 words) Published: October 30, 2013
HOW TO WRITE AN ESSAY (example 'jasper jones')
ESSAY TOPIC - ‘Young people of ten have to go through painful experiences on the journey of growing up and learning to deal with the realities of life.’ How is this shown in Jasper Jones? STEP ONE – Unpack the topic

Look for key words.
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Introduction
10% of word count
Restate the topic/ outline your contention
(EXAMPLE : The novel Jasper Jones shows us that young people do often have to go through painful experiences in order to grow up. Through the characters of Charlie, Jasper, and Eliza, we see the challenges of painful experiences and the way these help we learn about life.) Body

Then you would write 3 paragraphs one about each of the characters. Each of these should try to follow the idea of TEEL •Topic sentence – this shows what point you are making
Explanation – give detail about your point
Evidence – quotes / examples from the book
Link – back to the topic / to next paragraph

Conclusion
Briefly sum up what you’ve said, perhaps coming to some philosophical conclusion. DO NOT SUMMARISE THE ESSAY!

ESSAY RULES
NO CONTRACTIONS (DON’T )
NO ABBRIVIATIONS
NO SLANG
NO FIRST PERSON (I THINK, I BELIEVE ECT.)
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