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Global Concerns 1. Read the assignment sheets. Have you addressed what the assignments ask you to explore and analyze? Create a checklist and mark off what you’ve completed. 2. As you have probably noticed, most academic writing asks you to write analyses. Is at least half of your paper composed of analysis? If not, you have not yet developed your ideas significantly—not enough for college-level writing. 3. Does your paper have any social significance? Is it clear to your audience (meaning anyone who would read the paper) that there is a reason you have written the paper? Note: Do NOT tell your audience why you wrote the paper. If your paper has social significance, you won’t have to write why your paper needed to be written. (Besides, from a cynical and pragmatic point of view, we know why: composition is a required
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Unformatted text preview: course, and I assigned the paper.) If you do write why, what you are doing is telling the story of your paper: Once a upon a time, I decided to write about my group/this place/this poem/this ad, but I changed my mind and decided to write about this particular group/place/poem/ad. Groups/places/variations/ads are very important because, from the dawn of time. No one needs to read a blow-by-blow of how and why you wrote your paper and where you found your ideas. Save that for your journal/diary. 4. Avoid writing the story of your paper. I mean it. I will write and say this as many times as I need to. 5. Have I mentioned not writing the story of your paper yet?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course ENG 1113 taught by Professor Irwin during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Oklahoma.

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