1/26/12, 2 p.m. CST: This webinar, “The Essentials of an Effective Essay,” will walk students through the basic steps of writing an essay that is both professional and effective. It will explore what an essay should consist of, helpful transition words, and the importance of supporting and proofreading an essay. Students will be able to view several examples of the parts of an essay (introduction, body, conclusion, etc.). This webinar is for students who are interested in brushing up their skills in writing an effective essay. For those interested, simply click on the link provided and sign in as a guest on the day the webinar is presented.
- An easy to use site that leads the user through the steps of writing an essay. Also includes useful examples of outlines, paragraphs, and essays.
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Future teachers also benefit from the text’s thorough review of the five basic steps of writing an essay, which are easily forgotten by advanced writers who have automatized such processes. Specifically, in Chapter 1, “Writing Instruction for English Learners,” Mora-Flores discusses the motivation behind prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing and gives readers concrete suggestions on how to implement them. Just as in her discussion of SLA, she makes pre-service teachers aware that second language writers do not always complete all the steps in order, but rather frequently skip some and repeat others. In addition, she stresses the importance of letting students talk before, during, and after drafting, yet claims that how much time to allow for student talk will depend on teachers’ knowledge of their students rather than any prescribed formula.