The PEE method explained

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Last updated: 01/03/2016
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Introduction:
The introduction presents the essay. 
Always begin with a topic sentence which states what theme/concept/aspect of the text you will be discussing in the paragraph. Make sure you always have a succinct beginning paragraph in which you give an overview of your response to the question.

Point:
Make your points and express your opinion, which is relevant to the text.

Evidence:
Refer directly to the text and insert short, succinct quotes from the text as evidence which backs up your points.

Explain:
This is where top marks go. Do not describe what the passage is stating in your own words. Instead you must analyse what it all means. If a certain term was used, or if the author wrote in a specific style - why did they choose this style and why is it significant? Remember the audience: who are the intended readers and how does that affect the themes and meanings?

Conclusion:
Sum up what you discussed in your essay. What are the wider issues raised by the text which you have discussed? Leave your final concluding point of view.


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