Basic Essay Wrting

Basic Essay Wrting - Starting the Writing Process For many...

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Starting the Writing Process
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For many college students, the thought of writing an academic paper may seem overwhelming. Addressing your concerns and following a process help calm your fears and write effective papers. Overcoming Concerns Every writer, at some point, faces concerns. To overcome these concerns, consider the following strategies: Get support : Find a writing partner—a spouse, friend, coworker, or parent—to support you and with whom to share ideas, concerns, and questions. Your partner may provide feedback on your writing and help proofread final drafts. Identify your strengths : Make a list of your writing strengths. Perhaps you excel at coming up with ideas. Maybe you ask great questions or know how to search for information. Use these strengths as a springboard. Improve your writing skills constantly : Read writing related to your topic or specific types of required writing (The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina). Write more often. Keep a journal. The Writing Process Following a writing process helps you stay organized and focused. The writing process involves planning, drafting, revising, proofreading, and submitting. Each step must be completed every time you write a paper. The following diagram includes those steps, tasks to complete, and available resources. Steps Tasks to Complete Resources to Use One: Planning 1. Determine the paper’s purpose. 2. Develop thesis statement. 3. Generate ideas. 4. Organize ideas into an outline. Assignment criteria Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) o Guidelines for writing academic papers o Sample outlines o Thesis Generator Your facilitator Two: Drafting 1. Write body first. 2. Write introduction and conclusion last.
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3. Focus on content, instead of grammar, mechanics, or formatting. Assignment criteria CWE sample paper Essay outline Your facilitator Three: Revising 1. Determine if content is relevant. 2. Decide if essential information is missing. 3. Add transitions. 4. Check for consistency with APA guidelines, if required. Assignment criteria CWE o Sample paper o Paper-reviewing services o Plagiarism Checker Writing partner Four: Proofreading 1. Check for spelling or grammatical errors. 2. Review content for last time. Microsoft ® Word tools o Spellchecker o Grammar checker Writing partner Five: Submitting 1. Save paper as Microsoft ® Word document. 2. Post paper as required. Assignment requirements Writing A Thesis Statement After finding a topic, but before writing the paper, you must write a thesis statement. An effective thesis statement helps you focus and establish a paper’s purpose. A thesis
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statement also helps readers, guiding them through the paper. An effective thesis statement tells them what you learned about your topic, describes what evidence led to your conclusion, and helps readers understand your argument. Basically, the thesis
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