hi im trying to write a informative essay for my english class (english 101), but i dont remeber the layout. like introduction, body,etc... i got a few questions:
1.) can someone tell me the layout?
2.) how many paragraphs are in a informative essay?
3.) how many pages (typed) should it be?
4.) i need to use some sources from a book to write a informative essay, can someone tell me the format for that also? i really forgot how to quote from a book
Search for a catchy start off...You could use quotes or rhetorical questions, something to get the reader's attention. From the moment you've got that, you'll introduce him in short to the subject you're writing on
2. ELABORATION ON SUBJECT
It's best to split the elaboration on your subjects up into parts. For example the history of the subject in one paragraph, the contemporary findings in another, the features in another, etc...All of these parapgraphs need to be logically linked by means of variable conjunctions. So don't go:
bla bla bla...
Try to use different conjunctions so that reading will be smooth for the reader.
Then when you finish your elaboration on the subject, you shortly summarize what you have just said, before going over to the...
And that should make a good informative essay, I think.
° Standard formats we use is Times 12 pt. and lay-out is 1.5 lead.
° Quoting is done as such:
Did politics have an impact on the language used at the TRC? In which ways was the interaction
between commissioners and testifiers an illustration of the political climate?
(Verdoolaege 2003: 3)
So you write the text you are quoting followed by between brackets:
1. Name author
2. Year of Publication
4. Page of quote