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  1. word gift = mot juste = word
  2. high school writing formula
  3. Research paper process stages:
  4. strategies for improving writing
  5. Use a thesaurus
  1. a 1. EARLY = You haven't yet begun to research or write, but you are thinking about the asst. = All you have is a general topic: I'm generally interested in _____.
    2. AT WORK = You have done enough preliminary research to have a clear question--i.e., research question--about your topic that you want to investigate. = My question is ______?
    3. GETTING SOMEWHERE = You have a hypothetical answer to your research question--a working thesis: I'm going to argue that ______.
  2. b to jog your memory of words you already know well enough to use.
  3. c 5¶ essay = say what you're gonna say, say it, say what you said
  4. d usually concrete) that is just the right word for the circumstances and thus memorable- how to assert strongly: I think...; This is an example of how... Fix by changing the comma to a period.
  5. e read aloud to someone, start earlier, keep a journal of paper ideas, outline between drafts

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. sometimes useful = sometimes language of avoidance
    how to support an assertion with concrete information
  2. alphabetized, numbered in with rest of paper (student's last name and page # in header), double spaced like rest of paper, cetered title = Works Cited (NOT gigantic or italicized or bold)
  3. revise by reexamining their argument and making sure it works.
    Writing process is recursive
  4. some
  5. is when the subject of a sentence ≠ the doer (agent) of the verb. Passive is sometimes useful for focusing the sentence's attention on the object of the action rather than the agent, but, in general, agentless passive voice should be avoided, especially when it makes your meaning unclear. Don't use it t avoid saying "I." To fix:

5 True/False Questions

  1. peacockingpraising in lieu of informing or analyzing


  2. capitalization rule for titlesFirst, Last, and All Important Words Are Capitalized (unimportant words = prepositions, coordinating conjunctions, articles, and the to of an infinitive)


  3. Best resources for newspaper articlesLexus Nexus and EBSCO host's Newpaper Source.


  4. scholarly sourcesNOT general encyclopedias (esp. NOT Wikipedia) or dictionaries = likeliest sources are scholarly journal articles


  5. RESEARCH WRITING CONCEPTSLead in each new source with author's full name and authority Subsequent reference to the same source should be by last name only (whether ♂or ♀)authority = person's area of expertise, not Dr. or ProfTitles (independently published) vs "Titles" (part of a larger work)
    Use italics, not underlining, throughout paper including on


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