Etiquettes Essaytyper

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Essay Writing

Summary:

The Modes of Discourse—Exposition, Description, Narration, Argumentation (EDNA)—are common paper assignments you may encounter in your writing classes. Although these genres have been criticized by some composition scholars, the Purdue OWL recognizes the wide spread use of these approaches and students’ need to understand and produce them.

Contributors: Jack Baker, Allen Brizee, Elizabeth Angeli
Last Edited: 2018-02-09 12:42:48

This resource begins with a general description of essay writing and moves to a discussion of common essay genres students may encounter across the curriculum. The four genres of essays (description, narration, exposition, and argumentation) are common paper assignments you may encounter in your writing classes. Although these genres, also known as the modes of discourse, have been criticized by some composition scholars, the Purdue OWL recognizes the wide spread use of these genres and students’ need to understand and produce these types of essays. We hope these resources will help.

Overview

The essay is a commonly assigned form of writing that every student will encounter while in academia. Therefore, it is wise for the student to become capable and comfortable with this type of writing early on in her training.

Essays can be a rewarding and challenging type of writing and are often assigned either to be done in class, which requires previous planning and practice (and a bit of creativity) on the part of the student, or as homework, which likewise demands a certain amount of preparation. Many poorly crafted essays have been produced on account of a lack of preparation and confidence. However, students can avoid the discomfort often associated with essay writing by understanding some common genres.

Before delving into its various genres, let’s begin with a basic definition of the essay.

What is an essay?

Though the word essay has come to be understood as a type of writing in Modern English, its origins provide us with some useful insights. The word comes into the English language through the French influence on Middle English; tracing it back further, we find that the French form of the word comes from the Latin verb exigere, which means "to examine, test, or (literally) to drive out." Through the excavation of this ancient word, we are able to unearth the essence of the academic essay: to encourage students to test or examine their ideas concerning a particular topic.

Essays are shorter pieces of writing that often require the student to hone a number of skills such as close reading, analysis, comparison and contrast, persuasion, conciseness, clarity, and exposition. As is evidenced by this list of attributes, there is much to be gained by the student who strives to succeed at essay writing.

The purpose of an essay is to encourage students to develop ideas and concepts in their writing with the direction of little more than their own thoughts (it may be helpful to view the essay as the converse of a research paper). Therefore, essays are (by nature) concise and require clarity in purpose and direction. This means that there is no room for the student’s thoughts to wander or stray from his or her purpose; the writing must be deliberate and interesting.

This handout should help students become familiar and comfortable with the process of essay composition through the introduction of some common essay genres.

This handout includes a brief introduction to the following genres of essay writing:

Dans la rubrique « trucs inutiles », j’ai trouvé un site qui vaut le détour du nom de Essaytyper.com qui veut dire « écrire une dissertation ». Malheureusement pour nous ce site est en anglais, mais voilà ce que propose  Essaytyper.com

  • Choisir un sujet à partir de la page d’accueil et cliquer sur l’icone en forme de crayon. Dans mon exemple, j’ai tapé mon nom, car je sais qu’on parle de moi et de mes ancêtres dans la littérature anglophone .

  • On se retrouve sur une page de type word sur apple,
  • Il suffit ensuite de taper n’importe quoi sur son clavier pour qu’un texte apparaisse.



Si l’outil nous sortait un texte structuré et  unique, ce serait bien, mais le texte provient de wikipedia (ou source similaire) alors, si on fait un copié collé pour un examen, on va vite être dévoilé par une analyse de contenu dupliqué. (il suffit de copier un bout de texte et le googler pour voir que la source existe bien).   

Est-ce vraiment inutile?

Une lecture minimaliste?

Et bien on pourrait, utiliser cet outil pour lire un texte de wikipedia sans être trop perturbé par la mise en page. Cela permettrait donc de focaliser un peu plus sur un sujet. Cela dit, je doute qu’on fasse de ce service un truc très très indispensable.

Duper tes parents qui sont, bien sûr, incapables de voir la différence, parce qu’ils sont c…

Papa, laisse-moi travailler, je suis en train de faire une rédaction en anglais, sur Victor Hugo… Le papa va se pencher sur ton pc et se rendre compte que, vraiment, tu travailles comme un chef.  Bien sûr, comme il est dépassé par la techno, il ne va surement pas aller sur un des nombreux outils qui se trouvent sur la liste suivante (how to find out if student is plagiarizing pour s’apercevoir que tu triches. Bien sûr, il ne va pas se rendre compte que quand tu tapes une fois sur ton clavier, c’est un mot qui est tapé et non une lettre.  De toute façon, ton père, y pipe quedale en anglais alors, c’est tout bon. Il va quitter ta chambre, en se disant « ha le fiston, il va aller loin, c’est un génie ».  A moins que ton père soit un vieux geek comme moi et alors, là tu vas te prendre un petit scud.

Conclusion : on ne peut pas tirer grand-chose d’un service en ligne comme celui-ci, mais si j’en parle, c’est déjà bien. Ce qui rend content avec ce genre de site inutile, c’est qu’ils existent encore.  

 

 

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