Organization Of Essays

Today we are going to be talking about literacy narratives and the organization of essays essays structuring the things that we were supposed to go around Tuesday so literacy narratives as you can see here is it’s a story dealing with your history with reading writing communication and language we have talked about this in class a little bit on our first day and you read some examples of literacy narratives but today we’re going to go over it a little bit more in depth and to give you some ideas of what I am looking for with your rough draft and your essay as a whole so some ways these are some ideas to help you choose a topic well we talked about it and you can see in the examples kind of what you know what other people did.

You can think of any early memory you had thinking of learning how to read and write when you were young perhaps something stuck out to you then or maybe even earlier maybe in your high school experience or something like that maybe your parents had an active role in teaching you how to read and write and thinking about different things like that that goes right into someone who taught you like who was important teaching you these different skills and maybe it’s not specifically reading and writing maybe you are the language you were working with is the language of music maybe I do not know this might be stretched but the language of food or something else some different way to communicate just thinking about communication so people who are influential to you maybe a book or text of importance maybe you had if a favorite story that you like to hear when you were a kid maybe you had were assigned this in high school and you really enjoyed it and for some reason that is something that really stuck out to you maybe you want to talk about that maybe any event at school that happened.

Maybe a spelling bee of some sort any sort of major event that had to do with reading and writing that you can remember also to go along with that or reading and writing assignment something that you really enjoyed that that kind of helped you see reading and writing into a different light may be thinking about your current attitude about reading and writing how you got there why you think you you feel this way about reading and writing and just learning different forms of communication and another way to do that it’s kind of looking at of mementos um maybe you had a notebook or diary as a form of communication with yourself and kind of what the difference between this personal form of communication with the other different types of communication so thinking about different things like that can help you generate some ideas of what you want to talk about in this literacy narrative.

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Personal Statement for College

How to get your personal statement for your college applications to be the best possible essay so I just have five quick tips and then I’ll go into more detail for each one so I’m just going to dive right into it and just in case you don’t know the new common app only asks for one essay now they got rid of them the short answer part of the application so now all you have to do is one personal statement essay and they give you like a few different topics that you can choose to write your essay about so whatever you choose to do there are some guidelines and I’m just going to kind of want to share that with you guys so the first tip that I’m going to give you is to hook the reader with an interesting opening this is your personal statement. Go to Edusson for more info.

It’s all about you and that you don’t want to make it sound like some really boring research paper put yourself in the shoes or in the position of the college admissions counselors you know if you had to read a hundred or a hundred a hundred personal statement essays all of different people and a good bunch of them start with something like for me high school has taught me so many things would you really want to continue that sa because it just sounds really boring and you don’t want to keep reading something that you’ve already read from 20 different people so make it personal with a cool beginning and awesome little opening sentence so.

For example if you are a football player and you love and you want to be like a d1 football player but when when you are in Iceland you broke your arm so instead of starting with something like bad things happen to everyone when I was a sophomore bla bla I would suggest just start with my life changed when my dreams of becoming a football player in college were shattered my arm was also shattered or something like that something that invites the reader which are the people that are saying yes or no you are going back to that University want to continue leading make them want to continue reading if you feel like your essay is something try making the introduction just that have been more exciting and maybe that’s just all need for an awesome message the second one is for you to give background.

So there’s this little method that works really well and that if I didn’t make it up it actually is a thing that people use and it’s the zoom in zoom out method so you start with the climax of the story you do min right away then you zoom out you give some background information you explain you know everything a little bit more detail and kind of go over everything that has been happening and then you zoom back in at the end and explain why this is so important. See a similar articles on Edusson.

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: TIPS FOR EDITING YOUR ESSAY

I hope my tips for writing Art History Research Essay were useful. Here is another bonus for you:

● First read for flow
○ is it easy to read or do my ideas jump around too much?
○ have I grouped my main ideas together?
○ do my paragraphs have good lead sentences that link to the previous
○ Can I take words out and still have the sentence make sense?
● Then read for understanding
○ Have I answered the question?
○ Have I asked a question but not answered it?
○ Are there any statements that do not have evidence?
● Find the errors
○ Does what I’ve written meet the essay requirements?
○ New idea = new paragraph
○ Every statement needs support from the evidence which can either be
from the art work or from your research texts
○ Names, titles, dates are correct
○ Grammar is correct
○ Spelling is correct ­ especially names!
○ Punctuation is correct
○ Quotes are properly attributed ­ does your teacher want footnotes etc?
○ Introduction paragraph states my viewpoint
○ Conclusion summarises my argument
○ Either read it aloud or get someone else to read it too.

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: BONUS RESOURCES & TIPS

As I  promised you in the previous post, here are bonuses and tips

Research Planning

Whether you are researching from books and handouts or from pages online, it is a good idea to have your research structured before you begin. By having your research organized, you can save time and effort when it comes to supporting your argument, finding extra information to add to a point and constructing your footnotes and bibliography Have a page for each point in your essay that needs researching and lay it out as follows:

It is also a good idea to have one for quotes. This can come in handy when you need something extra in your essay and saves you having to look for the source again.

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: STEP 4 and STEP 5

STEP 4: Do the maths

Having an essay plan has two major benefits to the quality of your writing. The first is that it keeps you on topic and stops you from running out of things to write about because you’re not trying to write off the top of your head. It’s like having a clear map of your journey towards a destination. If each bullet point is roughly a paragraph, all you have to do is work your way through the list in sequence and mark each section off as you finish it!
The second benefit is less obvious and really comes into play if you have a word limit. All you have to do is take the word limit and divide it by the number of bullet points you have and that will tell you approximately how much you have to write for each paragraph. This can make a 2000 word essay seem much less daunting as each paragraph is usually less than 200 words each!


Taken a step further, if you have a week to write the essay you can divide the number of word total by the number of days and that will tell you how many paragraphs a day you need to do.

STEP 5: Wright, write, right.

This step is called ‘Wright, write, right’ because drafting your essay properly takes these three stages.
“Wright” is Old English and means someone who is a carpenter or builder. The best thing to do when beginning your first draft is to just begin. Follow your essay plan and just get the information down without worrying about spelling or paragraphing etc. What is most important at this stage is building a draft to work with and craft into
an essay. When you have a first draft, you can then begin the “writing” stage. This is when you start looking at things like how well the essay flows from one idea to another and if your argument is clear or needs more supporting evidence, and if your grammar and punctuation is correct. Before computers, writers would take a copy of their work
and cut the paragraphs up to experiment with different flows, and then paste them together when they were satisfied.
Once you are happy with the structure and flow of your essay and think you have made the best of your argument, you are ready to “right” it. Go back through and actually read the essay yourself. Don’t rely on spell check! All three versions of “wright, write, right” are correct, but they mean very different things and spell checker won’t pick the mistake up!
Many students make the mistake of trying to start by writing the introduction. Believe it or not, it is best to write the introduction later, perhaps around the time you write the conclusion. You are far more likely to get the essay done and to a higher standard by beginning with the body of the work rather than agonizing over the perfect first sentence.

So these are all the steps I wanted to share with you. In the next post, I will give you some bonus resources and tips, stay tuned!

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: STEP 3

STEP 3: Make a plan (or two)

The organization will always make your life easier, and essay writing is no different. In this case, we are organizing information into a recipe for an essay and breaking everything down into easy­to­manage chunks to research.
First, we decide what points we want to discuss to address the essay topic and present as our argument (these are the yellow notes in our diagram). Now decide the order we want them to appear:
● 2 types ­ Action painting and Colourfield.
● wanted their works to be about “truth” and the “human condition”
● inspired by “primitive art”
● interested in psychotherapy ­ especially Carl Jung’s theory of the Collective
● considered to be a very masculine movement
*Notice how there is no mention of an introductory paragraph or a conclusion? These will be dealt with later.*
Break your main points down into how you will explain your argument by adding in “why” points (these are the orange notes in our diagram). Then add in the points that make up your own thoughts and questions (these are the magenta notes in our diagram):

Add on an introduction and conclusion, and in a very simplistic form, this is the basis of your essay plan AND your research plan! Once you have your research notes you simply include them at the appropriate point in the plan:

*At the end of this handout, there will be some bonus notes and tips on how to organize your research.

In case you missed Step 1 and Step 2, make sure you follow up.

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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: STEP 2

Now that we know what are we answering to in our essay, let us proceed to the second step, which is:

STEP 2: Have an opinion

Once you know what is being asked, you can form a response. Good essays have a point of view to argue from, so before you start make sure you have an overview of what your response is going to be and how you are going to prove it. Jot down your ideas in a loose format to see if you can find relationships between points, strengths or weaknesses. Look for connections in ideas and facts. This could be done as simple bullet points, as Post­It notes, a “Pros & Cons” list, or any other brainstorming method. What’s important is to get all your ideas down in one place.

Remember to make a note of any questions that might arise as these could potentially become weaknesses if you don’t address them, or could lead your argument in a new, more exciting direction.

Once you have your argument established it can be helpful to write a mini­statement to focus and refine your point:
“Although the Abstract Expressionists believed they were creating works that crossed cultural borders and could be understood at a deeper level than language, they didn’t succeed because our reality is determined by our individual past experiences. “


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How To Write An Art History Research Essay: STEP 1

The secret to good writing is the organization, following the right steps and breaking the essay down into achievable pieces. Here is a no­fail, five­step method for writing a really thorough art history essay.We are not going to be talking about basics like writing outlines and intros, we are going to cover other important things. Let’s start now.

STEP 1: Work out what is being asked of you.

This seems pretty obvious, but the truth is many students launch into their essay without really considering what EXACTLY is being asked. As a result, they end up writing about unnecessary aspects, or worse, get sidetracked and miss the point entirely. Make the whole process easier by taking the time to find out what information has been specifically requested. The following essay topic has all the information we need ­ all we have to do is pick it out.

“Using examples from the Abstract Expressionist movement to support your argument, discuss to what extent it can be said that modern art is a universal language”

First, we need to find the directive language, the “what to do”:
“Using examples from the Abstract Expressionist movement to support your argument, discuss to what extent it can be said that modern art is a universal language”
Then, we need to find the specifics, the essay topic:
“Using examples from the Abstract Expressionist movement to support your argument, discuss to what extent it can be said that modern art is a universal language”


It can be a good idea to use a thesaurus to find alternative meanings to some of the words used in the essay topic. Not only does this help clarify the question, it also can trigger ideas for your essay.

example ­ model, specimen, standard, type

support ­ advocate, agree, backing, defend,

argument ­ cause, claim, discourse, material

discuss ­ argue, debate, review, challenge

extent ­ amount, degree, intensity, scope

universal ­ broad, common, global, unlimited

language ­ communication, dialect, expression, voice

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5 Paragraph Essay

Read below table of paragraph essay that make easy your term paper.
5 Paragraph Essay
1 pts
2 pts
3 pts


Introduction does not include a hook and 2-3 sentences introducing your person.
Introduction does not include a hook or does not have 2-3 sentences introducing your person.
Introduction includes a hook and 2-3 sentences introducing your person

Paragraphs 2-4 (Body)

Body paragraphs are not present and/or paragraphs do not include your person’s early years, challenges and accomplishments.
Body paragraphs include part of the expected material (early years, challenges and accomplishments) or is unclear.
Body paragraphs are all included and is clear on your person’s early years, challenges and accomplishments.


Conclusion paragraph is unclear or not present.
Conclusion paragraph is partially clear.
Conclusion paragraph is completely clear and wraps up entire paper.

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The five-paragraph essay is a format of essay having five paragraphs: one introductory paragraph, three body paragraphs with support and development, and one concluding paragraph. Because of this structure, it is also known as a hamburger essay, one three one, or a three-tier essay.

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