Day_21_RP_Introduction_Moves_CARS

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“The beginning is half of the whole.” --Plato Academic writing for  graduate students: Essential tasks and skills  (2 nd  Edition). Ann Arbor:  The University of Michigan Press.
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In shorter term papers or reports, it’s possible  to start immediately with a topic or thesis  statement. This kind of opening is rare and unusual in  longer and more substantial RPs. The topic or thesis statement typically comes  at or near the end of an RP introduction. Why? What comes before?
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Introduction sections of RPs typically follow 3 moves  in response to two kinds of competition:  Competition  The 3 moves are:  Move 1: Establishing a research territory Move 2: Establishing a niche Move 3: Occupying the niche In this introduction pattern, the work of others and/or  what is known about the world is primary, your own  work is secondary.
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course ESL 501 taught by Professor Spear,a during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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