Academic Writing Essay Organization

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Published on March 16, 2009

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Academic Writing : Academic Writing Essay Organization Academic Writing : Academic Writing Persuasive Establishes a claim Logic and Reasoning Why is organization important? : Why is organization important? Guides audience through your reasoning process Offers clear explanation of each argued point Establishes continuity Organizing your essay : Organizing your essay Introduction Body Paragraphs Conclusion 1 2 3 Introduction : Introduction The introduction acquaints the reader with the topic and purpose of the paper Generates the audience’s interest in the topic Offers a plan for the ensuing argument Introduction Components : Introduction Components Narrative Hook Usually the opening line Garners the reader’s attention and peaks interest State the Debate Introduces the argument at hand Thesis Statement Thesis Statement : Thesis Statement The most important part of your paper The reader’s roadmap to your paper Answers the question at hand Debatable Takes a stance Complex Developing your Thesis Statement : Developing your Thesis Statement 1st Answer the question Why? Why? Why? When writing the body paragraphs, each response to the question, ‘Why?’ will serve as the main idea of a paragraph Body Paragraphs : Body Paragraphs Topic Sentence States the main idea of the paragraph Topic + governing idea Supporting Details Facts Examples/Illustrations Narrative Conclusion or Transition Conclusion : Conclusion Saying what you’ve already said Reemphasize the main points that you’ve presented Does not present any new information Counterargument : Counterargument May be located within your body of your essay Anticipates the oppositions concerns and arguments State and address those concerns Research : Research Don’t let research material (direct quotes, statistics, etc.) overwhelm your essay Be sure that research supports your topic sentences and proves your argument Do the Process : Do the Process Pre-writing Drafting Revising Editing Publishing

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