Year 9  English Course





Essay writing   



Journal & writing folio



Tips for writing short stories
















Persuasive writing    



Reflecting in how you learn

































Detailed Essay Plan


Essay topic:       THE QUESTION: 

                     Highligh the topic, circle the focus, underline the instructions





Contention (your main statement that answers / addresses the question / topic)






MAIN IDEAS:  (What are the ideas that support your contention that you will discuss in your essay?)

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What conclusions have you reached about the topic?  How has your essay proved your contention?  How has your understanding of the topic developed?  What overall assumptions can be made?  Can you think of an interesting quote or phrase to finish your essay?

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Ø     Longer essays of more than 500 words will require more body paragraphs

              Complete your plan using the same format as for body paragraphs 1-4


Ø     Different essays in different subjects may require you to alter the structure slightly

              Use this plan as a basic outline only


Ø     Persuasive / Argumentative essays sometimes require a ‘rebuttal’ paragraph

              This paragraph will be part of the body of your essay, either the first or the last body



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