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Introduction Begin introduction by defining what it means, in
your own words, what the topic means. i.e.
what does it mean to be sustainable or what is
global Remember that you are informing the reader
that there are many views on the subject and
that proof for both is out there
Example Paper topic: computerized testing Define on how there has been a switch in
society from people grading entrance exams
with a subjective eye and computers grading
with a formula. Mention when it began (late in
the first decade of the new millennium) and
who it effects.
who Page 1-2.5
Page In main body paragraph, you will prove
that your argument is correct. Never use
the terms of I, you, we, or us when
arguing to let reader form own opinion.
arguing Use your two sources, remembering to
keep factual and choosing authorities
who are valid and would make people
Example Computerizing testing is not beneficial to
students and people trying to take competency
exams because it cannot read between the
lines and see the human perspectives
Psychologist Dr. Edward Stefan from UCLA School of
Dr. Joyce Ziegler, U.S. Dept. of Education. Paragraph before Conclusion
Paragraph This is the refutation. Here and only here
should you recognize one person or
group who disagrees with you
group Remember do not critique or disagree
with this person or group, your entire
paper was about this.
paper Example excerpt
With increasing numbers of students
coming back to school due to recent
troubles in the economy, frequency and
convenience of testing has become more
important. Administrators recognizing
this need find computerized testing gives
quick results and provides great
In the conclusion, not only restate your
side of the argument, but be sure to
caution the reader that the outcome of
what you have proven will effect
generations to come and can be changed
even on an individual basis.
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course RHT 101 taught by Professor Hell during the Spring '11 term at Triton College.
- Spring '11