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Writing A Body Paragraph Structure

Writing A Body Paragraph Structure

Body paragraphs: A guide to promoting organization and quality ideas!   TS (Topic Sentence) CM 1 (1st reason) CD (concrete detail) CD* (elaborate on 2 or comment on 3) CM 2 (2nd reason) CD CD* CM 3 (3rd reason) CD CD* CS (Concluding Sentence)   Example: Wisdom is the ability to be unbiased and not judgmental towards new people or ideas; wisdom mandates that one be open to change and new things. In addition, a person who is wise is…

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Taking a closer look at Technical Writing

Taking a closer look at Technical Writing

Introduction There are many, many, many ways of writing! Technical writing for student research papers is just one style, but writing in this style is our goal in this class. In the world of technical writing, the main goal is to get information to the reader in an accurate, clear, and concise way. That means you, the author, need to learn about a topic AND learn how to effectively communicate it. It really is like picking-up another language! An abstract…

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Descriptive Essay: Ideal Society

Descriptive Essay: Ideal Society

  Introduction: Use similes and descriptive adjectives to describe your ideal society. Use a good lead as an opening sentence. Use the optional sentence at the bottom of this page or start with a question, a quote, an exclamation, a flashback, or an emotional memory. Lead sentence to hook your reader__________________________________ Physical Appearance_____________________________________________ Detail/ simile____________________________________________________ Second physical attribute__________________________________________ Thesis Statement_________________________________________________   Characteristics of What Your Ideal Society Looks Like: Give examples of the characters in your ideal society. Include how…

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Effective Writing Basics

Effective Writing Basics

Tips that can improve your writing in any medium Put the reader first Use simple words and short sentences Use jargon only when necessary Write with verbs and nouns Format to improve readability Key #1: Put the reader first –Communication = understanding –Write to EXpress not Impress –Use words readers can picture –Tie in to the reader’s experience –WIIFM – What’s in it for me Key #2: Use simple words and short sentences Example 1 Per our conversation, I am…

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How to Write Essays

How to Write Essays

Getting Started Writing Anxiety is the writer’s first obstacle. We often wonder, “what can I write that hasn’t already been written by someone else, and probably much better?” As you can see, we (the two authors of these worksheets) are already on the way to overcoming this anxiety simply by writing a section heading and two sentences (now three). However, we’re still anxious about doing a good job and making this a useful tool that you’ll benefit from reading. Our…

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Expository Essays.

Expository Essays.

Writing Introductions and Conclusions Purpose of the Introduction Sets the tone for your paper Identifies and sets the limit of your subject Orients your reader by explaining the specific context and rationale for your thesis Presents your thesis or central claim for your subject Engages your reader’s attention and persuades her to keep reading Introduction Components Hook Transition / Context Thesis TIPS Illustrate: Show instead of tell. Challenge: Raise reader expectations. Quote: Make use of the wordsmiths. Compare/contrast: Evoke familiarity…

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