viernes, 29 de enero de 2016

martes, 26 de enero de 2016


How to organize material for your essay by Oford Dictionaries

By now you should have all the material you need to write your essay, but it is a good idea to go back to the question to check that you have covered every key aspect of it before you begin to plan your essay and how to incorporate your research into it.
As you were carrying out your research, you will have been evaluating the issues and arguments involved. You should now think carefully about your approach to the essay question, the main theme or themes that are emerging, what arguments you will use, and the evidence you need to support them.

Outlining the essay

Essays should have an introductory paragraph, a main section, and a conclusion. You will now need to expand this basic format into a specific essay plan. Here is a suggested approach:
  • Identify the main theme or themes of the essay and the key points that you want to make.
  • Use these themes and points as headings in your plan and write brief notes as to what you want to include under each heading. These headings will help you plan out the paragraphs in the main body of the essay.
  • Think about how your material relates to these points and organize your notes and other reference sources accordingly.
  • You might find it helpful to use color coding or different folders to categorize your notes, and relate these to the headings and points in your essay plan.
  • Once you have drafted an outline or plan, check it again to confirm that you have covered the key points raised by the question, then critically reassess the order in which you have developed your arguments.
Remember that the most effective essays are those that enable the reader to trace your reasoning through structured arguments to the conclusion:
  • The introduction should set out your approach to the question and the key points that you will be considering.
  • The main section should present your arguments and evidence in a rational order.
  • The conclusion should follow logically from the main section.

lunes, 25 de enero de 2016


Have something done  
If you 'have something done', you get somebody else to do something for you.
  • I'm going to have my hair cut.
  • She's having her house redecorated.
  • I'm having a copy of the report sent to you
In informal English, we can replace 'have' by 'get'.
  • We're getting a new telephone system installed.
  • They will be getting the system repaired as quickly as they can.
  • I got the bill sent direct to the company.
We can also use 'have/got something done' in situations where something bad has happened to people or their possessions. This is not something they wanted to happen.
  • John had all his money stolen from his hotel bedroom.
  • We had our car damaged by a falling tree.
  • I got my nose broken playing rugby.