Writing U7

Aims of the writing:
Ø  to read the outline for an essay on the importance of avoiding arguments
Ø  to write about “avoiding arguments”
By the end of the unit you will be able  to :
  • write an introduction to an essay about avoiding an argument
  • use a thesis statement
  • use what clauses to give the most important information.
  • avoid errors with subjects 

For this blog write about:

“Avoiding arguments”
  Introduce the topic (the importance of avoiding arguments)
Write a thesis statement with three main points you want to make in your essay (use what clauses in some of them and avoid errors with subjects.
Body paragraph 1    
listening to avoid misunderstandings
Body paragraph 2    
making a point clearly to avoid misunderstandings
Body paragraph 3    
staying calm during an argument
summarize the importance of avoiding conflicts
Analyze this help carefully: Five paragraph Essay Outline
I.  Introductory Paragraph
A.  Create a topic sentence that will draw in the audience.
1.    Note subtopic  1 (this will be topic of 2nd paragraph)
2.    Note subtopic  2 (this will be topic of 3rd  paragraph)
3.    Note subtopic  3 (this will be topic of 4th  paragraph)
B.  Create a strong transition 
II.  First Supporting   Paragraph
A.  Restate what subtopic 1 is.
1.    Supporting detail or example.
2.    Supporting detail or example.
B.  Transition 
II.  Second Supporting Paragraph
A.  Restate what subtopic 2 is.
1.    Supporting detail or example.
2.    Supporting detail or example.
B.  Transition 
II.  Third Supporting Paragraph
A.  Restate what subtopic 3 is.
1.    Supporting detail or example.
2.    Supporting detail or example.
B.  Transition 
IV. Conclusion or closing  summary 
A.  Synthesis and or conclusion of thesis
B.  Restate main topic and subtopics
What clauses in writing
Expressions for making your meaning clear
You can use a What clause in a sentence to give the most important information in a paragraph.  What clauses are often the subject of the verb be. Notice that the verb is singular.


What is important is a network of friends/to have close friends/ that you have friends.
What we all want is good friends./to have good friends.
What this implies is that you should respect your friends.
What is essential is a good … / to have a good…/ that you have a good…
What everyone needs is the support …/to have is the support…
What is clear is that family relationships …
What this means is that blood…
When you write an essay it is necessary to use transitions. What are transitions? Watch these videos to have an idea about them, and use some of them in your writing. 

Sample Answer
People cannot go through life without having any arguments. However, there are ways to avoid arguments most of the time...

Many arguments start with misunderstandings. Listening to the other person and making a point clearly can help people avoid misunderstandings...

Avoiding arguments does not mean always agreeing with the other person. However, it is important to stay calm during an argument...

There are ways to express your point without getting angry. What is important is to know when arguments are about to start and to use skills to avoid them...

To summarize, we can say that avoiding conflicts or misunderstanding is not simple but ...
Very good
Content All points successfully addressed
1 point
2 points
3  points
4 points
5 points
Review the grammar and vocabulary of the lessons done in class.
1 point
2 points
3  points
4 points
5 points
Language: Accuracy and meaning is clear.   Paragraph included less than five errors.
1 point
2 points
3 points
4 points
5 points
15/3  =  5

These videos also will help...

These videos also will help...


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Transitional words and phrases can create powerful links between ideas in your paper and can help your reader understand the logic of your paper. However, these words all have different meanings, nuances, and connotations.

Before using a particular transitional word in your paper, be sure you understand its meaning and usage completely and be sure that it's the right match for the logic in your paper.

    So, remember one more time: English transition words are essential, since they not only connect ideas, but also can introduce a certain shift, contrast or opposition, emphasis or agreement, purpose, result or conclusion, etc, in the line or argument.  


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