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Here are a few tips to writing better papers. These guidelines can help you write better papers in any of your classes. 1. Follow the directions/assignment. Make sure you understand the assignment. If you don’t, ask questions . Remember; it’s your teacher’s job to make sure you understand things. Don’t be shy about asking for clarification. 2. Organize your paper and stick to the organization . The best thing to do is to use the 5-paragraph format: Introduction Main Point 1 Main Point 2 Main Point 3 (most important point) Conclusion In the introduction, tell the reader what your paper is about. Tell them the 3 things you will discuss: “Patrick Kong should never be permitted to make another movie. His films are unfunny, his stories are unrealistic, and his writing is lazy.” Discuss the 3 Main Points, with each point getting its own paragraph: 1 Mr. Kong’s films are unfunny 2 Mr. Kong’s stories are unrealistic 3 Mr. Kong’s writing is lazy In the conclusion, repeat the introduction, but using the past tense: “I have discussed the reasons why Patrick Kong should never be allowed to make movies again…” Papers really need introductions and conclusions. Without them, your paper just ends, and it tells the teacher “Oh, I made it to the word-count goal, so no need to finish the paper.” You are better than that, so behave accordingly. ==================================================== Papers don’t need subheadings or numbered sections. If you are writing a thesis or dissertation, that may be necessary, but anything under 5,000 words general doesn’t need them. Don’t pose a question as a subheading. It’s not necessary. Neither is repeating words: Why is [Title] my favourite movie of all the movies I have seen? [Title] is my favourite movie of all the movies I have seen because…” That’s 26 words. “[Title] is my favourite movie because…” is six words. It tells just as much information and leaves you twenty extra words to write something new, useful, and interesting.
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  • Fall '18
  • Tim Gruenewald /Sean Tierney
  • Writing, Mr. Kong, Patrick Kong

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