At a recent Essay Writing seminar we explored the fundamentals of essay writing. Thanks to all the parents, carers and students who came along for an extra
Essay writing may seem like a daunting task, but here at NAC the English Faculty aim to support students with each step of the essay writing process.
Here’s a short re-cap of some of the basics we covered last night. Have a look through the PowerPoint for more detailed explanations and please remember,
if in doubt, ask your teacher.
- Golden Rule – answer the question!
- An essay is an argument – you need to have a thesis.
- General essay structure:
- We teach students to follow the PEE/AL structure for paragraphs. Some of the terms are interchangeable in different subjects.
In English, we structure paragraphs like this:
- P oint
- E xplain (Elaborate)
- E vidence / A nalysis
- L ink
- As students move through the stages, the structure and expectations around essay writing become more complex.
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