STUDY & TEACH: REQUIREMENTS & COMMON MISTAKES ON ESSAY WRITING in Form Three & Four

ESSAY WRITING COMMON MISTAKES
Here is the Guide and Common Mistakes Most Students Commit When they are writing an Essay. These common mistakes will remind students of how they should organize and write their essays. There are also things that are required in writing an essay which are accompanied by the common mistakes that students should avoid.


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PARTS OF AN ESSAY
1.      INTRODUCTION
·         Provides a road map of how the essay will proceed.
·         It is a taste of what is to come.
·         For most exam essays, it consists of one paragraph.
·         It states how you will approach your question.
·         It shows that you know what you’re talking about.
·         It shows that you’re going to complete the task in question.
·         Makes the readers want to carry on reading.
·         Defines the key words.

COMMON MISTAKES DONE BY MOST STUDENTS.
·         Not to include an introduction at all.
·         To include an introduction, but one which is unrecognizable?
·         To include too much background/information in the introduction. It is advised that an introduction should not exceed half of the page.
·         To make the introduction too long.
2.      MAIN BODY
·         Presents your argument in full.
·         Include main points.
·         Develops the points with examples and illustrations.
·         Uses clearly defined/organized paragraphs.
·         Fulfills the goal of the question.

COMMON MISTAKES DONE BY SOME STUDENTS.
·         To write with unidentifiable paragraphs.
·         To include the points that does not support the question.
·         Lack of consistency in using transitions.
·         Lack of vivid examples that help to elaborate the questions.
·         Unclear topic sentences.
·         To include the minor points.
3.      CONCLUSION.
·         Shows that you have successfully completed the task set.
·         It is a thoughtful end of an essay.
·         It is used to apply what you have written to the outside world.
·         It is restated in a fresh way.
·         It shows the consequences or outcomes of what you have discussed in the main body.
·         It suggests suggestions or opinions and the way forward, that is, the ways to take after what has happened in the main body.

COMMON MISTAKES DONE BY SOME STUDENTS.
·         To include completely new or fresh ideas.
·         Not to include a conclusion at all.

·         To focus on minor points. Good conclusion rests on the major points of a discussion.


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Form II Sub topics, at FORM II SYLLABUS TOPICS REVIEW
Form IV Sub topics, at FORM IV SYLLABUS TOPICS REVIEW  

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