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Prewriting is preparation process that you can complete before you actually write your paper, essay or summary. Prewriting helps you organize your thoughts, plan your research or writing, and clarify your thesis.

Using Questions as a Pre-Writing and Organizational Technique

Prewriting by questioning is a five-step process which allows you to: recognize the richness and diversity of your subject (exploration); gather as much information as possible about this aspect (discovery); make some sense out of the body of information you've assembled (classification); determine what you...

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The Note Card System

When you are faced with starting a research paper, the most important part of researching and beginning to write is organizing the information and your thoughts. If you are not organized, it will take considerably more time to write the paper. To make it easy...

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Sample Essay with Transitions

William E. Hoy was born hearing in Houckstown, Ohio, on May 23, 1862. He became deaf before he was three years old. Later, he attended the Columbus "Ohio" School for the Deaf from the age of ten to the age of eighteen. As a student,...

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Sample of Effective Outline

Your paper will probably be more effective if you try to present your findings so that the different parts are about the same length. If you are researching two books, for example, you should give approximately the same space to each. Note: Always check with...

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Sample of a Tree Diagram

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Pre-Writing Strategies to Help You Organize Your Thoughts

Pre-writing is a way of organizing your thoughts and beginning to put the information you have on paper. It is best to do a pre-writing activity before you actually begin writing your paper or essay.   Basic Pre-writing Strategies  You should use pre-writing to think more...

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How to Choose an Essay Topic

Choosing an essay topic is one of the most important parts of writing an essay or paper. It also is one of the most difficult parts of building the essay. However, here are some important tips in choosing the essay topic: Select something that interests...

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Essay Topic Suggestions to Help You Get Started

Descriptive Essays Comparison and Contrast Essays Process Analysis Essays Exemplification Essays Narrative Essays Analogy Essays Classification Essays Cause and Effect Essays Argument and Persuasion Essays Definition Essays 10 Topic Suggestions for Descriptive Essays 1 A Surprise Birthday Party 2 My Next-door Neighbor 3 Favorite Athlete...

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Creating a Formal Three-Part Outline

Introduction, Body & ConclusionNOTE: Formal outlines require a special numbering system. If you have a I, you must have a II. If you have an A, you must have a B. If you have a 1, you must have a 2, and so on. The...

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Addressing Common Punctuation and Grammar Mistakes

Here are tips for several common grammar and punctuation mistakes. Therefore, the following tips focus on the common errors that writers have been encountered in their papers. It is not about reviewing all the necessary grammar and punctuation rules; rather, it is an overview to...

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