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PLANNING

1.) Answer question


in one sentence.
Hook the reader by setting the
scene, broad to narrow.

Spend at least 15
minutes on this
phase in exams
2.) Identify 3 themes
and assignments
that you wish to explore you must spend an
(to answer the question) entire week
must be in order to how you will
explore them

3.) Identify a counter


argument

4.) Write out an introduction


answering the question. Then
discuss theme 1 and link it to theme two.
Counter argument and then go onto theme 3
and how it defeats the counter. Significance of
argument.
FINAL ESSAY
Introduction as planned

Intro

Explore only this theme

Theme 1

Explore only this theme

Theme 2

Explore only this theme

Theme 3

Explore only this theme

Counter
Argument
This is your shortest paragraph, you will prevent the
counter argument but immediately defeat it.

End Basically the introduction but flip it around - mention


counter first, then the three themes and then answer
question in one sentence.
PARAGRAPHS IN DEPTH
• Linking sentance - comes from introduction
• Explore your first theme
Paragraph • Find a way to link the first theme to your second theme -concisely as possible
1 • Topic sentence - Explain how theme 1 answers your question

• Linking sentence- mention how theme 1 flows into theme 2


• Explore your second theme
Paragraph • Find a way to link second theme with third theme - concisely as possible
2 • Topic sentence - explain how theme 2 answers your question

• Linking sentence- mention how theme 2 flows into theme 3


• Explore your third theme
Paragraph • Find a way to link third theme with counter argument - concisely as possible
3 • Topic sentence - explain how theme 3 answers your question

• Linking sentence = mention how theme 3 flows into your counter


• Explore the counter as briefly as possible (you need to make it obvious to the reader that your essay is not about this, so
Counter keep it brief)
& defeat • DEFEAT THE COUNTER ARGUMENT (i.e. explain why it fails)
• Topic sentence: Explain why/how the failure of the counter, strengthens your argument to answer your question

After your linking sentence, include a topic sentence (or combine them) to
introduce the topic