Writing a controlled assessment - 3

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The main body of the essay

The rest of your essay is an explanation of each of your points summarised in paragraph one. Every point will have its own paragraph. Each paragraph will include P-E-E:

  • the point you are making
  • evidence - an example of why you are right (such as a quotation or an observation from a specific point in the text)
  • explanation - what the quotation or observation means, why it explains your point, and anything else that is interesting about what is happening in the quotation

Tip: if your quotation is just a few words then you can put it inside a sentence in your paragraph. If you are quoting a longer passage (like three or four lines of poetry, description or dialogue) then you should leave a line and indent the whole quotation so it sits in the middle of the page.

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