Writing an English Essay

Topics: Logic, Rhetoric, Essay Pages: 2 (676 words) Published: September 3, 2013
Writing an English Essay
Planning out and writing an English essay certainly is quite difficult to achieve in 50 minutes. Here are some tips and the essay outline to help out with the planning part ☺ When you first look at the question + Intro

Be sure to look at both questions and evaluate: which is the one that is easier/more familiar to me? Can I find a definite theme for me to argue about as well as determining a measurement for the terms? Then choose the question •If the question is a thematic statement, it makes things much easier. Define the key words in the theme which you would be exploring in the essay. Be sure to emphasize on YOUR definition of the keyword, avoid continuously repeating the words in the statement throughout your essay. •If the question is a quote from a character's viewpoint, unpack the quote from the character's viewpoint. Derive a main theme from the quote after explaining what the quote means, be sure to explain important keywords in the quote, such as "masters", "fate", "valiant", "loyalty" "shows to other men" etc. •After defining keywords, come up with your thesis, which is your stand and argument. Include the theme you are examining and provide a measurement (e.g. losses for pride comes before a fall). This forms the argument. •Note that the thesis is the overall argument for the essay, so it is like the common point of all three specific points you want to use for the essay. First 2 points

Most importantly, come up with a topic sentence, with reference to a specific character and of course, must be related to an aspect of the thesis. (pick one that has evidence) •Use quotes in your paragraph to back up your elaborations and explanations of the point you are making. 3 quotes will be sufficient. (You can also insert quotes of 'one-word' which are impactful). Unpacking the quotes form a core of your explanation as it explains how the quote successfully backs up your point. •Common aspects of analyzing the quote will...
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