Write the Paper Right!! Proper Setup!
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Write the Paper Right!! Proper Setup! My Karma Ran Over Your Dogma First Last Month XX, Year Assignment Title Block X Intro Body Thesis support Details Transitions Conclusion Thesis Statement Guides the Reader Parallel Structure Parallel Structure WRONG He likes to run, going swimming, and riding a bike. RIGHT He likes to run, bike, and swim. He likes running, biking, and swimming. Support Body Paragraphs Match order of thesis points Contain support only for that point (FOCUS) Use specific text support (3) Quotes Examples EXPLAIN the support – don’t drop it in!! “Dog is man's best friend" is a common saying that may contain some truth, but dogs are not the only animal friend providing people companionship they enjoy. According to “Pet Statistics,” over 1,400,000 people call their cat best friend. Despite what dog lovers may believe, cats make excellent pets. In fact, 1 in 4 cat owners previously owned a dog an prefer cats as pet. (Author) If cats are the preferred pet… To Cite or Not to Cite… If the information did not come from your brain - your original thought – then it should be cited!! 80-90% of your paper should be YOUR ORIGINAL THOUGHT I read the book – I want to know what you think about what you read!! Works Cited Spell it correctly!! Centered & bold Separate page Format the citations correctly Use www.easybib.com Alphabetize by first word in citation Do NOT number or bullet the list Use the hanging outdent Change the font to match Author’s Name First Use: First Name and Last Name Harper Lee, uses….in To to … Kill a Mockingbird Future Uses: Last Name Lee uses figurative language to… Characters Introduce – who are they? Describe – what are they like? Explain – relationships between characters Not only does this help your reader, it adds credibility to your writing!! Psst...Books Don’t Talk!! The book states… The novel says… In the play it states… The novel shows… The quote shows… Italics…OR…Quotes? Italics Novel - One Hundred Years of Solitude Play - Death of a Salesman Long Poem - Paradise Lost Movies - Drive “Quotation Marks ” Chapter titles (not chapter numbers) Short stories Short poems Newspaper and magazine articles Essays Avoid… You I We/Our The reader One Maybe if you open your eyes… Often the reader will… We know that… “Dog is man's best friend." This common saying may contain some truth, but dogs are not the only animal friend whose … “Dog is man's best friend" is a common saying that may contain some truth, but dogs are not the only animal friend whose … Verbs Novel Events – Present Tense Arnold clearly likes Penelope… Author’s Life – Past Tense It may be clear from the way Alexie describes Arnold, that he didn’t have much of a social life himself. Don’t Use… Verbs Novel Events – Present Tense Arnold clearly likes Penelope… Author’s Life – Past Tense It may be clear from the way Alexie describes Arnold, that he didn’t have much of a social life himself. Spell Check – Run it!! Proofread Spell check is GREAT; however… Word choice – is it the right word? they’re, their, there to, too, two because, since then, than What did you mean? Just the FACTS… Word Count Make every word count… You have a budget – be mindful!! Due to the fact that = Considering Don’t be repetitive – say it well once
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