The Main Focus in Essay
You shouldn’t be writing the essay you need to know before you start writing what’s your main point what your main focus is going to be and finally before we look at the little film let me just reiterate please plan plan plan there is nothing more important than a plan and a plan can be done in literal really one minute all you have to do is focus on your crunch and then hold back make sure you don’t say anything about that until you get there let’s listen to what we had to say about two years ago.
And first of all we’re going to listen to the wise advice of the turkey an essay is about a presentation of not only your ideas but also the ideas you’ve acquired which prove that you understand the subject when we’re thinking about the essay we’re particularly thinking about these brief essays which we write in examinations which are going to last what three course of an hour but the same principles will also work by extension simply by expanding what here we’re going to refer to as paragraphs so an essay is made up of a series of units let’s say five units we’re going to write them down one two three four five and we might call these paragraphs unit one would be the intro duction and unit five would be the con clue conclusion units two and three paragraphs.
Two and three are those paragraphs where you are going to demonstrate to the reader that you know what you’re talking about these paragraphs need to establish that everything is balanced so for example in an argumentative essay maybe paragraph or two paragraph two would be the reasons for the preposition in paragraph three would be the reasons against the proposition but there’s a certain leeway here maybe paragraph two would be your main reasons for and your main reasons against in paragraph three would be your subsidiary reasons for and against now there is only one way to write an essay and that is to plan it and the plan the important bit of the plan is not necessarily about everything that is in the essay I’ve seen some plans where people have written so much they might just will have written the essay anyway the plan is about what you don’t say about what you’re not going to say at the big.
The plan is about getting your main ideas your best ideas on paper and then saving them and saving them for the crunch paragraph for paragraph four is where you establish very clearly that maybe some of the points in paragraph two or three are not points you agree with you also maybe add your own special bit of information it is that bit of information which is so important which is so vital to your essay and which is vital to your getting the good mark at the end paragraph for the crunch is probably going to be your longest paragraph it’s going to be the paragraph where you back up your facts with good quotations going to be the paragraph where you present your argument in a clever logical ordered way.