- [Narrator] That all important thesis statement.…Think of it as the umbrella for everything that will be…in your paper.…It's the big idea, the main idea, the most important idea,…the controlling idea, whatever you want to call it.…It's your starting point.…It should be as specific as possible.…You give yourself a clear idea of what to include…in the paper, and eventually,…you give your reader a clear idea…of what to expect in the paper.…Sometimes you may compose the thesis statement…before beginning the research.…
Other times you may be uncertain exactly…what your main idea will be.…So you research the general ideas and then write the theses.…Let's look at both situations.…You know that you want to research home schooling…and how it compares and contrasts to public schooling.…You really aren't familiar with how home schooling works,…but you met someone who was home schooled,…and had an interesting conversation with him.…You've decided that you're interested in the topic,…and it has enough depth for a research idea.…
- Give examples of descriptive writing.
- Differentiate between descriptive and argumentative papers.
- Identify reliable sources for accurate research.
- Plan your research paper using free writing.
- Develop a thesis statement.
- Create an annotated bibliography using various styles.
- Use transitions to move from one idea to another.
- Create a summary to recap the important points in a paper.
Skill Level Intermediate
Edge Animate Essential Trainingwith Chris Converse4h 44m Beginner
Illustrator CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediatewith Deke McClelland11h 37m Intermediate
1. Examining Types of Research Papers
2. Preparing to Write
3. Writing the Paper
4. Citing Sources
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