ENGL 1301 PowerPoint 13 Writing an In-Class Essay (1)

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Writing In-Class Essay ENGL 1301
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Skills Needed Plan—usually an outline Thesis—main idea Specific Support—evidence, explanations, details Staying on Track
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Understanding the Prompt If you fail to read general directions or answer what is asked, you risk failing the exam Pay attention to words like choose or select When a choice is allowed, go with choice you feel you can answer most thoroughly Pay attention to any suggestions of requirements concerning length and/or
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More on the Prompt Some instructors prefer broad question with few instructions Some instructors favor narrow, focused test questions with detailed instructions Key words are important justify, analyze, compare, criticize, defend, describe, illustrate, discuss, evaluate, define, explain, trace, summarize, argue Sometimes no key words, but questions:
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Jot down specific supporting information from your reading and notes Make a rough outline with the main
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