This is an essay map which is used a resource for revision at GCSE and A-Level.
The essay map includes a box for command words used in exam questions.
There is a box for connectives, which is a great support with literacy when writing out the essay in full.
The essay map has 8 main idea boxes to help students organise their arguments, to improve flow and structure. Each box is linked to an evaluation box or pro/con box, this is designed to show students how to develop their arguments. There are also summary boxes!
The last page is a conclusion page, here is where students can look back at the arguments raised throughout the essay and decide on the main debates to conclude.
1. Print off the essay map onto A3 paper to allow enough space to write in.
2. For each main idea write a heading clearly at the top and highlight it.
3. Works well with subjects that use P.E.E.L format or similar.
4. Encourage students to plan their essays using the essay map and then write out in full sentences.