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Unformatted text preview: Getting Started 1. First read the prompt and understand the essay topic. 2. Gather all your source material (readings, summaries, journals, DEJ, other notes). 3. Identify all the arguments (pros) and counterarguments (cons) for the issue 4. Use the graphic organizer to help you organize this information. 5. Write one or two sentence summaries of ideas you find from the readings. 6. Don't forget to write down page numbers of those ideas for citing in your paper and for entry in the reference page. 7. Create a working thesis (a thesis that you can change as you write) 8. Decide on the pattern of argumentation you would like to use. 9. Begin writing (use any method you like - e.g. freewriting, mapping, outlining etc.) 10. Continue drafting process. 11. Prepare a first draft for class....
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- Spring '11