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Essay Writing Tips

Discussion in 'English' started by gaynorF, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. Hi, I teach Science A level, and my A2 students have to write an essay for their exam. I have taking over from another teacher and am amazed at how bad their essay writing is....
    When I tried to teach them how to write a plan you would think I had asked them to donate a kidney...utter shock...they really could not believ essay writing has a technique...that you just blurt out as many facts as you can that closeley link to the title and ...job done ;-(
    As this is a skill they will need when they go to uni I refuse to give up...but am finding explaining what I do by instinct difficult.
    Has anyone got any tips that I could use to help them to improve thier essay writting...
    I would be very greatful...
    xanderlee
     
  2. Hi, I teach Science A level, and my A2 students have to write an essay for their exam. I have taking over from another teacher and am amazed at how bad their essay writing is....
    When I tried to teach them how to write a plan you would think I had asked them to donate a kidney...utter shock...they really could not believ essay writing has a technique...that you just blurt out as many facts as you can that closeley link to the title and ...job done ;-(
    As this is a skill they will need when they go to uni I refuse to give up...but am finding explaining what I do by instinct difficult.
    Has anyone got any tips that I could use to help them to improve thier essay writting...
    I would be very greatful...
    xanderlee
     
  3. I've just compiled a document for my Year 10s - if it's any use I can email it to you.
     
  4. GaynorF - post your email and I'll send you a couple of things you might find useful.
     
  5. Lumpy
    Could I have a copy of your essay writing document please
    Scholly@hotmail.com
    Thank you.
    I am taking a year 10 group soon and think (from what I have observed) that essay writing practice will almost definately be an issue with them.
     
  6. any chance of a copy?

    am NQT and an help is much appreciated

    huhjul@aol.com

    thank-you
     
  7. Hi Lumpy

    I find teaching the skills of essay writing very difficult, so I would LOVE a copy of your handout please.

    Many thanks
    Lisa

    healy_lisa@hotmail.com
     
  8. rfharris

    rfharris New commenter

    lumpy golighty - is your essay planning document going to be added to the file sharing list? If not, can I beg a copy from you? Sounds really useful.
    Many thanks,
    rharris
     
  9. rfharris

    rfharris New commenter

    oh whoops - as asda says on its reduced food - just realised I didn't leave an address for that document, after your posting about lack of adresses too! sorry!

    rharris address:
    rebecca.silver@ntlworld.com
     
  10. Thank you Lumpy
    Poppit xx
     
  11. Hey! It's lumpy to the rescue again! I would be most grateful if you could send me the document too. Thanks so much.
    southeastwoman@aol.com

     
  12. Hi Lumpy,
    Is there any chance of a copy of essay writing skills too. My year 10's will be writing one this week and they def need direction:

    xmas_spirit@hotmail.co.uk
     
  13. sorry- than(k) you.
     

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