The Transition From High School to University Writing.ppt

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The Transition From High School to University Writing
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Essay Structure University level essays do not typically follow the five-paragraph structure: an introduction, your three main points, and a conclusion. Instead, essays will have as many paragraphs as needed and possibly more than three main points to argue.
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Paragraphs Your paragraphs should be reaching beyond the “Rule of Five” (meaning a minimum of five sentences per paragraph and five paragraphs per essay). University level paragraphs are usually between one-third and two-thirds of a page and vary in length according to the needs to the paragraph. Your paragraphs need to be clear and coherent. This is achieved if they begin with a topic sentence that sums up the main point of the paragraph.
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Thesis Statements The opening paragraph often ends in a thesis statement, but a thesis can also occur elsewhere. The thesis statement does not have to be supported by any specific number of points.
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