Please help with essay writing!Full points for most helpful & accurate =]?
Topic: Please help with essay writing!Full points for most helpful & accurate =]?
July 20, 2019 / By Avice Question:
I'd just finish tenth grade this year, i just got my report back and it doesn't look too good.
Looking back on my grades from English class this year i realized that i never did too well on text analysis essays. It always seems that i am always struggle what it comes to writing an essay on one of shakespears' plays, a good novel or a film. My teacher says that i am having heaps of trouble and she said, i quote
"In text analysis pieces she needs to write with more planning and control of her ideas. She need to include more close references to the texts she is studying in order to improve sophistication of her arguments. Sweeping generalizations about characters or theme in a text need to be replaced by close textual analysis" .
Please help?What does she mean? How do i write a good essay? Thankyou =]
Please do not leave rude messages =] thankyou for everyone who is going to take the time to answer this question =]
Best Answers: Please help with essay writing!Full points for most helpful & accurate =]?
Abigail | 5 days ago
Hi Im a student at university studying biology. However I have wrote quite a few essays so i hope this may be of some help to you.
"In text analysis pieces she needs to write with more planning and control of her ideas."
Planning an essay is the key to a good essay. Gathering your ideas in notes gives you the opportunity to really think about what you could say and then using the notes to write your thoughts in a planned order. You need to say what you think, what feelings you have about about the texts you are reading. What emotions, what responses are awakened in you to the text. You can extend your essay in this way by going deep into the text and reading and re-reading until you truly understand what the writer is saying, who the characters are, how they are interacting with one another.
"She need to include more close references to the texts she is studying in order to improve sophistication of her arguments. Sweeping generalizations about characters or theme in a text need to be replaced by close textual analysis" .
Citations are very important. If you are referring to a text you must cite and reference it using a style like Harvard. You are not going into enough detail about the characters or the themes of the text. You need to devote more time to reading and note taking. Describing your feelings and responses to what you are reading in detail, not generalizing. Generalizations should be found in the introduction paragraphs of an essay. The body of the essay should be breaking down the essay and examining it in smaller digestible but fully satisfying parts. Think of it as preparing dinner for very special guests who you want to impress.
Reading can be a difficult task that requires time, patience and lots of effort. I often find with a difficult book or text that if I cannot understand it the first time, I read it once, not worrying about whether ive understood it, but allow my mind to focus on the words and style of writing. Then have a break for 10 minutes or an hour or even a day. Then go back and read it again. Repeat until you arrive at a point where you are engrossed into the text having overcome boredom and your difficulty to concentrate. Now you are positioned to truly disseminate any text or book. Trust me it works. Try getting deeply engrossed into Molecular Science. With this technique I become as interested and focussed as Albert Einstein on his theory of relativity.
Finally, writing a good essay is about being disciplined. You have to be strict with yourself and say 'im gonna sit myself down, make a start on it, not allow myself to be distracted with internet or anything else until im rolling with it'.
Good luck. I hope this helps.
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Originally Answered: Correcting an essay.(10 points for most helpful answer)?
Unfortunately it depends on the teacher, there doesn't exist a standard key for all English teachers. The best advice I can give you is this site:
If you click the link "Proofreading Symbols" it will give you further insight to the pen marks your teacher makes. Good luck.
You may need an outline for your writing. Some people call them graphic organizers. Here are a couple of suggestions that you can use in all of your writing, but I am going to use your example.
*What is the conflict?
*What does the character think?
*What does the character do?
*How do others feel about the character?
*How does the character change due to the conflict?
*How do the characters actions relate to the theme of the story?
For the theme consider:
*What is the broad based theme of the story?
*What message is the author trying to send with the theme?
*How does the interplay of the characters and plot advance the author's theme.
For some great graphic organizers on other topics, check out
Using graphic organizers will really help you stay on track and control your work.
Now for a little fun. Ask your teacher if SHE can be more precise in her explanations of what is wrong with your writing and that her suggestions are too general.
She really doesn't practice what she preaches and is caught up in sounding like a professor instead giving concise information as to what is going wrong with your writing.
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She wants the paper to be better organized. (Planning and control) Analysis papers are just breaking plays/books/movies down into a few pieces that you critique. So, for example, the first paragraph should explain what your papers thesis is. The next paragraphs critique different points about the subject. Then you tie it all in with the conclusion. No revisiting paragraphs two's "The music in the film did not carry the theme of the moment," in any other paragraph unless its the conclusion. (More Close References) She wants things that pertain to the subject more. Like, if your paper is on the movie Titanic, she doesn't want references about ship building, she wants movie reviews or newspaper articles about the original event. The references need to be dead on the subject. (Improve arguments/generalizations) Those references would mean that you having a greater knowlege base, would be able to give a more detailed opinon on the subject and as a result have more specific arguments and fewer generalizations. Example, "The Titanic was a great tragedy." No just a basic general sentence. "The Titanic's devastation took the lives or (?) people." Much better because its specific and there is a fact in it. Long reply hope it helps in the future.
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In my school days i used to be an essay expert. Writing an impressive essay is very simple! It comprises of an introduction, a body and a conclusion.
Well, according to ur teacher you generalize things too much...if u read ur text 2 or 3 times very carefully, u will automatically get ideas hw to frame the answer.
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