Essay Writing and Research
Essay Writing and
Understand key syllabus Dot Points
Intentional research, considering why . . . ?
Reference academic research
Use syllabus terms in topic sentences
X (term), which is . . .
Structure Part 1
X is an ancient religion . . .
A key characteristic is . . .
A second characteristic is . . .
The third characteristic is . . .
3-4 sentences per paragraph
Evidence (from 4 characteristics of religion - see above example)
Answer the Question
Markers have a short time to mark
Outline and Describe
Cover in Part 1 of Essay
Analyse, synthesise, evaluate (Part 2)
Break down question into 2-3 more sections
eg. X searched for meaning by . . .
Adherents did this because . . .
This connected to their religious practice by . . .
This is unique because . . .
Central to X belief was . . . This manifest itself . . .
Avoid writing a general intro for complex questions
Mr Hartley seminar (5/4/17)