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Research Papers.121 (1)

Research Papers.121 (1) - Research Papers Rel-A 121 Fall...

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Research Papers Rel-A 121 Fall Semester At this point, I am sure that you are all anxiously gathering information for your ten-page papers. Captivated by your chosen topic and inspired by your insightful thesis, you are probably wondering if twenty pages would be acceptable. Now, if for some reason you don’t feel as though you fit in the above category, you need not worry—at least not yet. However, I can’t emphasize enough just how important it is to choose your topic and begin your paper now. If you approach this assignment in the right way, it has the potential to be an enlightening and joyous task. Organization Is the paper organized so the reader can read and understand it easily? Do the thoughts make logical transitions from sentence to sentence and from paragraph to paragraph? Are the main points of the paper presented in the introduction? Does the body of the paper follow the format outlined in the introduction? Is the thesis statement clear and concise, and does each paragraph tie directly back into the thesis? General hint for writing a thesis statement: It needs to be specific, interesting and provable. The two biggest flaws last semester were those who didn’t have a thesis, but just had a general theme (i.e., they wrote about divorce, but their thesis statement merely said, “I will examine what the prophets have said about...”), or those who had a really good question they were examining but didn’t give any answers until the end of the paper. Your introduction should tell us exactly what you are going to say (and why, and how, etc.), your
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