How to Write an Essay

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Lulu.com, 2008 - Education - 82 pages
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'How to Write an Essay' is a book of lessons, model essays and writing topics to help students between Grades 5 and 12 to practise their essay writing technique. The book looks at story writing, short essays, information, explanation, discussion and argumentative essays, letters to friends, business letters, letters to the editor, science reports, job application letters and curriculum vitae, linkage words, writers' techniques, poetry and literary analysis. If students attempt most of the essays in the book, they are bound to become better writers as a result of all their efforts.
 

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Contents

The Art of Writing
5
Warmup Writing Exercises
6
Further Warmup Writing Exercises
7
How to Write a Story
8
Essay Procedure
11
The Different Types of Essays
13
Good and Bad Essays
19
How to Write a Letter to a Friend
22
An Example of a Film Review
44
A Note on Book Reviews
46
An Example of a Science Essay Written as a Story
47
An Essay Based on Graphical Information
49
Further Essay Topics to Try
51
Writing Test 2
53
Writing about Short Stories
54
How to Present OnScreen Data
57

How to Write a Business Letter
23
How to Write a Letter to the Editor
24
How to Write a Scientific Report
25
Writing Topics for Practice
28
More Writing Practice
29
How to Write a Short Essay
32
An Example of a Short Essay
33
Topics for Short Essay Practice
34
Writing Test 1
35
An Example of a Longer Essay
36
How to Write a Résumé
38
How to Write a Job Application Letter
41
An Example of a Comparative Essay
42
Writers Techniques
58
How to Write a Poetry Essay
61
An Example of a Poetry Analysis using the SAFSLIO Method
63
Another Example of Poetry Analysis
65
Poems for Poetry Analysis Practice
67
Argumentative Essay Topics
70
The Six Components of Literary Analysis
72
Literary Analysis Summary Sheet
75
An Example of a Basic Prose Analysis
76
Booklists
80
About the Author
83
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