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Writing Essays for Liberal Arts Exams www.utexas.edu/student/utlc Criteria considered important to all competent writing: Perspective. Good writing has a way of seeing, best expressed through a point of view or thesis. Audience. Good writing is appropriate to the reader, the purpose and the occasion. Evidence. Good writing makes use of detail to persuade or inform the reader. Logic. Good writing is coherent from sentence to sentence, paragraph to paragraph, beginning to end. Correctness. Good writing displays competence in grammar and punctuation, and accuracy in spelling. Criteria considered important to essays: Thesis. A good introduction contains a thesis statement that clearly, concisely and directly answers the question or makes an argument. Overview. A good introduction pre-outlines the topics to be discussed and the order in which they will appear in the essay. Paragraphs.
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