Sunday, February 23, 2014

How to Write a Paragraph/ Essay

These slides were prepared as a lecture for MA English Literature (Distance Learning), Govt. College University, Faisalabad. The topics included are as follows:
  • The process of writing
  • Pre-writing (Mapping, Listing, Free writing)
  • Paragraph and its structure (Topic sentence, concluding sentence, supporting details, examples and explanation)
  • Types of paragraph: compare and contrast, opinion (argumentative), narrative, descriptive, problem solution
  • Essay and its structure (Thesis statement, introduction, conclusion, body paragraphs)
  • Types of essay: narrative, descriptive, argumentative, comparison contrast, problem solution.
Following books were mainly consulted though some internet sources were also tapped.

  • Academic writing: A handbook for international students By Bailey S. 2011
  • College writing from paragraph to essay  By Dorothy E. Zemach, Lisa A. Rumisek
  • Real Writing with Readings Paragraphs and Essays for College, Work and Everyday Life By Susan Anker

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