IE3W Lesson 1: Essay Structure
It was really great to meet everyone today! It's going to be a busy semester, but you'll see your writing skills improve quickly during our course.
Course Syllabus and Schedule:
At the beginning of our lesson, we went through the course guide and weekly schedule. From next week, you'll be writing parts of your essay each week. It'll be very important to manage your time so that you meet the deadlines. All of our course information can be found in the IE3 Writing Course Information section.
In our lesson, we learned the structure of an essay, which has three parts:
2. Body Paragraphs (3)
We also learned about a classification essay and read a sample in class. The key point to remember is that you need a "principle of classification" when you decide your sub-topics for your essay.
From next week, we’re going to start writing our essay. We’ll learn about the “introduction” in more detail in class, and then you’ll write it for homework.
You also had some time to brainstorm topics (and subtopics) for your classification essay. When you choose your topic, make sure that it isn’t too general and isn’t too specific.
Blog Question #1:
What is the topic of your classification essay? What are your three sub-topics?
I’m going to write about the most popular tourist destinations for overseas tourists in Tokyo: the Imperial Palace, the Asakusa Kanno Temple and the Tsukiji fish market.
*Write 2-3 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Tuesday, October 6 by 6:00pm.