- [Instructor] Even though the introduction…is the first thing the reader sees,…it is not necessarily, and probably shouldn't be,…the first thing the writer writes.…Sometimes writing the body first…will help you compose the introduction.…Whether it's written first or last,…the introduction has specific requirements.…Let's look at those.…First, it will contain the thesis statement,…that umbrella sentence that tells the reader…the purpose of the research paper.…The reader knows immediately that flexibility,…individuality, and parental obligations…will be the discussion's focus in the essay.…
Because it is important that the reader know…what the central idea is, the thesis is usually…the first or the last sentence in…the introductory paragraph.…Those two locations are the primary emphasis points.…Even though the thesis is certainly…an important part of the introduction, it isn't enough.…That first paragraph also needs to get…the reader's attention, and get her interested…in your topic and your research.…Certainly there is no one exact way…
- 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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