Rend a lelke az esszének?
Subject: K+F tárgyszavak::2 Humán tudományok::2.4 Nyelvtudomány
Be Careful Before Every Step – of the Essay? Composing an essay is a great challenge for the students as well as the teachers coaching them. This paper examines the possibilities of developing composing skills before the schoolleaving exam. The case-study offered the students two simulated written examinations, so they prepared the writing task of the graduation exam after the discussion and evaluation of their former essays. The analysis of the three essays (simulated exams 1, 2 and the graduation exam) on the basis of the former surveys (BARANYAI–LÉNÁRT 1959, KERNYA 1988) shows the improvement of relevancy, directness, fluency, cohesion and convergence of the essays. The interpretation of the rhetorical situation, the correction of the errors, the observation of the key used by the correction and the requirements of the writing task helped even the children struggling with language delay to develop their composing skills.