For the assignment question and analysis, see Sample essay 1
Education means considerably more than just teaching a student to read, write, and manipulate numbers. Computers, the Internet, and advanced electronic devices are becoming essential in everyday life and have changed the way information is gathered. How this new technology is utilized in the curriculum and managed by teachers will have an important role to play in widening the resource and knowledge base for all students.
Technology affects the way teachers teach and students learn. To make the best use of information technology (IT), schools need a workable plan to fully integrate it into all aspects of the curriculum so students are taught how, …show more content…
Comment [de1]: Structure: Introductions
The essay begins with a general lead into the broad topic by indicating the inadequacy of traditional teaching alone. It sets up a problem that the essay will solve. See essay introduction.
Comment [de2]: Format: Spacing
Essays are usually double-spaced or 1.5-line spaced.
See formatting and layout.
Comment [de3]: Structure: Introductions
The topic is narrowed by affirming the significance of IT for teachers and students.
Comment [de4]: Structure: Introductions
The final sentence is the thesis statement. Notice how the beginning of the sentence is constructed to answer the essay question. It uses keywords from the question: “best use”, “information technology”, and “schools”. See essay thesis statement.
Comment [de5]: Format: Abbreviations
“Information technology” is followed by its abbreviated form in brackets: “(IT)”.
Now that it has been defined, the abbreviation can be used elsewhere in the essay.
Comment [de6]: Structure: Body paragraphs
The first sentence of this paragraph is the topic sentence. It signals that the paragraph is about how schools need a clear plan for implementing IT. This point follows up on the first point made in the thesis statement: schools need a workable plan. See essay body paragraphs.