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1 10 steps to an analytical paper…

2 * Create a cover page with your name, class period, date and title of the document.

3 The First Presidents Pat the Patriot 5 th Period Due date: Aug. 18 th

4 * Type the paper (Use 12 point Times New Roman Font) Do not use bold type! The first painters …. The first painters …

5 * Double-space (no character spacing, no extra spacing at the top or bottom of your papers, no extra spacing between paragraphs)

6 * Use 1 margins on the sides, top and bottom. This is an example of using 1 margins in your papers. Go to the File menu and select Page Set-Up. Then change the settings to 1.00 on top/ bottom/ left and right indent. Always indent 5 spaces when you begin a paragraph.

7 * Write the first paragraph or thesis statement. In your own words, write approximately 100 words about the basis of the paper…formal papers do not begin with This paper is about…

8 * Write the second paragraph. What is the basis of George Washingtons Presidency. Using approximately 100 words what does your textbook & summer reading material have to say about the subject matter or time period (George).

9 * Write the third paragraph. What is the basis of John Adams Presidency. Using approximately 100 words what does your textbook & summer reading material have to say about the subject matter or time period (John).

10 * Write the fourth paragraph. What is the basis of Thomas Jeffersons Presidency. Using approximately 100 words what does your textbook & summer reading material have to say about the subject matter or time period (Thomas).

11 * Write the fifth paragraph. This is your comparison paragraph. Again using approximately words compare and contrast the first 3 Presidencies.

12 Write your sixth paragraph…this is your conclusion paragraph. In this paragraph you will express your opinion on the subject matter or any other related topic.

13 * Proof read and spell check for any mistakes. Watch your use of weak words including…says, a lot, very, got, get, there is, there are, there were, really, good, bad, quite, things, never, forever talks about, speaks of, tells of, about, this paper discusses…remember that a paper cannot talk!

14 Action words to use… The author (not the paper) contends, asserts, illustrates the point, examines, infers, states, concludes etc… Make certain that you are writing the paper on the issues that formed the Presidents leadership abilities, the events of their administration and the precedents that they created.

15 Due… Friday, August 21 st …


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