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Writing Papers Students too often put off a written assignment, considering it a chore too formidable to approach until the last minute. As a result, grades inevitably suffer. Writing is not a talent reserved for a select few, it is a skill that can be learned. Planning and organization are its essentials. With a knowledge of these, the student can through effort and practice improve his writing ability. Suggested below is a guide to organized writing. Use this outline in writing class assignments, essay tests, and term papers. 1. INTRODUCTION - OPENING PARAGRAPH a. Begin with a general statement.
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Unformatted text preview: b. Narrow it down to the controlling idea (for thesis statement). 2. BODY - THREE DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS In each paragraph: a. Use transitions (repetition of key words and ideas) to connect paragraphs together. b. Develop the topic sentence with details, definitions, illustrations, comparisons, and contrasts. c. Conclude the paragraph with a summary of the main idea. 3. CONCLUSION - FINISHING PARAGRAPH a. Restate the thesis. b. End with a general statement finalizing the discussion. Source : http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/writpap.html...
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