OUMH1603 Topic 2_Yong_Oct2019.ppt - OUMH1603 Learning Skills for 21st Century Topic 2 Study Skills Academic Writing Exams LCYong_2020 1 Steps for

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Topic 2 Study Skills: Academic Writing & Exams OUMH1603 Learning Skills for 21 st Century LCYong_2020 1
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Steps for Writing Essay 1. Select the topic 2. Analyse the topic 3. Prepare an outline 4. Search for information 5. Read and make notes from the information 6. Write the essay 7. Review and Edit LCYong_2020 2
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Structure of an Essay Introduction Main content/ Body of essay Conclusion References LCYong_2020 3
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Writing the First Draft Introduction Provide an overview/brief background on the topic State the purpose (objective of essay) State the scope of paper (briefly tells what you have written in the main content ) LCYong_2020 4
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Sample Essay- Introduction LCYong_2020 5
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Writing the First Draft Body of Content Contain ideas, opinions, arguments & facts Explained & argued out systematically & logically, with each idea/issue flows smoothly from one to another; Each para. Has ONE main point/idea with supporting details and given a sub-heading. Use a numbering system for your sub-heading (for each issue) to show relationship or interconnectivity between issues in a more organised manner. LCYong_2020 6
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Sample Essay- Body LCYong_2020 7
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Writing the First Draft Conclusion It should be the summary of your essay. Do not introduce any more new ideas. A good conclusion should provide the reader with a sense of completion or closure of the essay topic. The conclusion must show progress in the development of the topic from the introduction and through the main content LCYong_2020 8
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Sample Essay- Conclusion LCYong_2020 9
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Writing the First Draft References Two components of Referencing: A) In-text citation – include in-text citation to acknowledge the parts that you cite from other sources (information taken from other authors) in your essay. B) Reference list write the list of all sources cited in the text in your essay. - written at the end of your essay. LCYong_2020 10
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Sample of in-text citation LCYong_2020 11
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Sample Reference list in APA style LCYong_2020 12
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Writing the First Draft Application of 21 st CS Think critically on the issues you want to address in the essay;
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