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How to write an effective essay

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How would you describe the perfect essay?
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Writing an Effective Essay for 11th Grade Students
Focus on the essay prompt & topic. Brainstorm & plan your essay. Research relevant information & structure your essay. Write a catchy introduction that engages the reader. Use your body paragraphs to provide evidence & explain your points. Conclude your essay by summarizing the main points & tying them together. Proofread to ensure accuracy & clarity.
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Did you know?
It has been scientifically proven that writing an essay can help strengthen your memory, improve your thinking skills, and increase your ability to recall information. The average essay contains around 650 words, which is about the same length as a short story. The word ‘essay’ comes from the French word ‘essai’, which means ‘attempt’ or ‘trial’.
4. Open question
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What tips can you share about how to structure an effective essay?
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What are some strategies that can help you come up with ideas for your essay?
6. Open question
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How do you feel about writing essays?
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What do you think makes an essay effective?
8. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a slice of pizza with legs and shoes, taking a leisurely walk in the park
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In pairs: Select one task
Question: How can you write an effective essay?
Start by understanding the essay prompt and brainstorming ideas. Develop a strong thesis statement and outline the main arguments. Write a clear and concise introduction and conclusion.
A: Working in pairs, use the clues to draw a diagram of the steps for writing an effective essay. B: Explain your diagram to someone else in the group.
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What is the first step in writing an effective essay?
  • Writing the conclusion
  • Researching supporting evidence
  • Understanding the topic
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What should be included in the introduction of an essay?
  • A hook, background information, and a thesis statement
  • A conclusion and final thoughts
  • Main body paragraphs, examples, and analysis
12. Poll
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How many main ideas should be discussed in a standard essay?
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1
13. Poll
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of an effective essay?
  • Clear structure with logical flow
  • Strong supporting evidence
  • Lack of coherence and organization
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What is the recommended approach for concluding an essay?
  • Introduce new ideas or arguments
  • Summarize key points and restate thesis statement
  • Leave the reader hanging without a clear resolution
15. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What are the key elements of an effective essay and how can you ensure that your essay meets these criteria?

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