When you quote or refer to a work, give the author’s name, date of publication, and (if appropriate) the page number(s) in the body of the text. At the end of the essay include a references section listing alphabetically by author surname all the publications that you have mentioned in the course of your essay. The purpose of a references section is to enable people to find the books and articles to which you have referred in aid if further study and to show clearly how your essay links to the relevant literature. It’s not just so that the marker can see how much you’ve read!
Thanks for the prompts! Reading other people’s ideas always makes me feel more hopeful about initiating my own.
I have struggled to put my thoughts down on paper for as long as I can remember- there just seems to be a disconnect between the disorganized chaos of possibilities in my head and that little spot where the ink meets the paper.
I wanted to offer an idea that has often provided many interesting and fun possibilities to me-
Think of a time of day ( 7 pm, the sun setting, the day cooling off, night creatures beginning to stir), or a month ( August, the air laden with heat and damp, everything deep and green and vibrant), and then try to think of all the qualities that accompany that period of time ( do most people seem happy then? is it a relaxing time? a tense time? does the weather make life easier or harder?). Once you’ve collected as many descriptions and feelings about this time as you can, then begin to build a world where it is ALWAYS that time- how do people’s lives change?
A process essay is, essentially, a how-to essay. In it, you will tell your reader how to do something or how something is done, such as how something is manufactured in a factory or how to create a specific dish. A good process essay will lead your reader through the task step-by-step without moving too slowly or too quickly, as your reader may be new to the task. Though detail is important, if you include too many steps, your reader may become bored before the essay is over, so it's imperative to only include the essential information. To make your process essay effective, usable, and easy to navigate, start with Step 1 below.