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writing rules - Issues of what I look for when I read your...

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Issues of what I look for when I read your papers. I look for 4 things…well maybe 5 Feinberg’s emphasis 1. First paragraph- Have a point that is on target to assignment 2. Last paragraph- concludes the point 3. Transitions between paragraphs- support the point 4. Paragraph structure 5. Spelling 6. Use resources- Have someone who can write and be honest with you read your work before you turn it in. Be prepared to write a paper at least three times. Use the writing lab or someone. 7. Have pride in your work since it is a reflection on you I think these two documents are really good. http://services.juniata.edu/writing/mission.htm http://www.lawrence.edu/fast/peregrip/essays.htm Now for some instruction. http://slc.otago.ac.nz/studyskills/ch4sect0.asp - very nice tutorial about many issues related to writing. Paragraph Focus – before I talk about the first paragraph let me talk about paragraphs. Before getting into the structure, it’s important to realize that paragraphs aren't simply a way of dividing a long piece of writing into manageable chunks (though they do that, too). Paragraphs give the whole essay its structure by organizing the information in a logical manner. To help do this, each paragraph focuses on one topic or idea. Occasionally, related ideas may be grouped into a single paragraph if they each take only a sentence or two to explain. In general, though, one idea/topic = one paragraph. The first paragraph This is the foundation of a paper. It is critical. It related to everything else that you say. The introductory paragraph should also include the thesis statement, a kind of mini-outline for the essay. This is where the writer grabs the reader's attention. It tells the reader what the paper is about. The last sentence of this paragraph must
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also include a transitional "hook" which moves the reader to the first paragraph of the body of the essay. Select a point- what is the point of the paper. What is it that you want your reader to know about this website at the end? You can’t say everything so pick the broad overriding thing. The point must be narrow enough to make it manageable within the requirements of the essay. Write a thesis sentence. Be sure the thesis statement(or sentence) expresses a controlling idea that is neither too broad nor too specific to be developed effectively Now write the first paragraph : An introductory paragraph should state the thesis of the essay, introduce the divisions in the body paragraphs of the essay, gain the interest of the reader Testing your first paragraph Test 1- By the end of the first paragraph of your paper, the topic you selected, the
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