lunes, 12 de octubre de 2015

PAU. QUESTION NUMBER 1. WRITING AN ESSAY.

QUESTION NUMBER 1. COMPOSITION.

  1. PARTS OF A COMPOSITION

  • INTRODUCTION PARAGRAPH
    The introduction paragraph is the first paragraph of your essay. It introduces the main idea of your composition. A good opening paragraph captures the interest of your reader and tells why your topic is important. To write this paragraph:
1. Write the thesis statement. The main idea of the essay is stated in a single sentence called the thesis statement. You must limit your entire essay to the topic you have introduced in your thesis statement.
2. Provide some background information about your topic. You can use interesting facts, quotations, or definitions of important terms you will use later in the essay.
- SUPPORTING PARAGRAPH
Supporting paragraphs make up the main body of your composition. They develop the main idea of your essay. To write a supporting paragraph you should first of all list the points that develop the main idea of your essay. Then you should place each supporting point in its own paragraph. Finally you develop each supporting point with facts, details, and examples.
CONNECTING PARAGRAPHS: To connect your supporting paragraphs, you should use special transition words. Transition words link your paragraphs together and make your essay easier to read. Use them at the beginning and end of your paragraphs. Examples of transition words that can help you to link your paragraphs together:
For listing different points
First
Second
Third

For counter examples
However
Even though
On the other hand
Nevertheless

For additional ideas
Another
In addition to
Related to
Furthermore
Also

To show cause and effect
Therefore
Thus
As a result of
Consequently

  • SUMMARY PARAGRAPH
The summary paragraph comes at the end of your essay after you have finished developing your ideas. The summary paragraph is often called a "conclusion." It summarizes or restates the main idea of the essay. You want to leave the reader with a sense that your COMPOSITION is complete. Restate the strongest points of your composition that support your main idea. Conclude your essay by restating the main idea in different words. Give your personal opinion or suggest a plan for action.