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Introduction to the topic. Goals: Improving the students essay style in general Finding special words and expressions that can be used in essay writing.

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1 Introduction to the topic

2 Goals: Improving the students essay style in general Finding special words and expressions that can be used in essay writing Using correct structure (introduction, main body, conclusion) Many problems and difficulties that have to be solved to write a good essay

3 Problems in writing essays Structure Students simply start writing in exams essay looks more like a row of thoughts Problems in finding good expressions and words, words are repeated over and over again results in bad style Good content but bad style might result in worse marks

4 Media to improve your essays Thematic lexicons, that give words and expressions to a particular context can be helpful if you want to learn words in a special field of interest

5 Media to improve your essays Dictionaries for looking up words you dont know or to find other expressions

6 Media to improve your essays Books that focus especially on essay writing might help to improve your essay structure

7 Media Problems: dictionaries and thematic lexicons Simply cramming a list of words over and over again might not be very successful Dictionaries help you to find the right words and expressions, but they do not really support you in writing your essay

8 Media Problems: Books, focusing on essay writing They might help you to learn to structure your paper efficiently, but they do not support you in writing a particular paragraph They wont probably give you any special expressions or words to use in an essay

9 Problems: Essay writing at school Pupils often only write essays as a whole in school Teachers do not focus on one special part, e.g. the introduction ´Try to focus only on one special part, students can concentrate on the special requirements of this one particular part of the essay!

10 Expressions, words, stylistic devices Create a list of words and expressions on your own, for example by collecting expressions out of texts, short stories, books, etc. Reading English books and other texts or newspapers might also improve your essay style Do not only concentrate on special books and dictionaries, use all available material for improving your essay style!

11 Literature to improve your writing: Thematischer Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz Englisch: Einträge (Gernot Häublein, Recs Jenkins, Klett 2000) Thematischer Grund- und Aufbauwortschatz Englisch. Trainingsbuch: Mit Lösungen (Gernot Häublein, Recs Jenkins, Klett 2005) Trainingsbuch/dp/ /ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid= &sr=8-4 Words in Context – New. Thematischer Oberstufenwortschatz Englisch (Louise Carlton-Gertsch, Klett 2004) Englisch/dp/ /ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid= &sr=8-3 Pons Richtig Gut! Texte schreiben Englisch: Aufsatz, Textanalyse, Zusammenfassung (Anette Dralle, Torsten Drever, Kirsten Fenner, Jill Williams, Klett 2008) Englisch/dp/ /ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid= &sr=8-1 Langenscheidt Collins Großes Studienwörterbuch Englisch (Langenscheidt/Collins 2008) Neubearbeitung/dp/ /ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid= &sr=1-8 Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (DCE) (Langenscheidt 2003) kartoniert/dp/ X/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid= &sr=1-8


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