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A Proficient Paper To write a proficient paper, you must have at least 5 paragraphs The first paragraph is the introduction –The introduction needs to have a thesis statement: a sentence explaining what the paper is about The middle paragraphs are the body of the paper The last paragraph is the conclusion
5 steps to writing Prewriting- webbing; outlining; tree diagram Rough Draft- getting your ideas on paper Revise- use ARMS (Add, Remove, Move, Substitute) Edit- CUPS (Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling) Publish- your final draft (It should be able to clearly communicate your ideas!)
Pre-Writing Strategies The “write” place to start
The purpose of prewriting is to organize your thoughts.
Clustering/Mapping You start with a circle in the middle that contains your main idea Then, you draw lines to other, smaller circles that contain sub-ideas or issues related to the main idea
Outline A more structured way of organizing what you are going to write about Start with your thesis Then, you list the main idea you are going to write about in each body paragraph Then, you list support, such as ideas or examples, underneath the main ideas
Tree Diagram Similar to clustering or mapping, but more organize Start with your thesis Then, you list the main idea you are going to write about in each body paragraph Then, you list support, such as ideas or examples, underneath the main ideas
Rough Draft **Start writing following your pre-write **Do not worry about- grammar errors, organizational error, or spelling errors. **Just get your thoughts down!!!! **Circle words you need to check spelling on later or words you want to use a thesaurus for.
Revising A- add. What do you need to add to the paper to make it flow better (think about transitions and any lack of facts) R- Remove- remove any unnecessary information M- Move- what information would go better in another spot. Make sure that all of your paragraphs are on the same topic. S- Substitute- boring, overused words with more exact, descriptive words.
Edit Errors to look for- CUPS –Capitalization –Usage –Punctuation –Spelling When you are editing, it is sometimes a good idea to read your paper backwards!
Publishing This is your final draft;make sure that you communicate your intended ideas! Indent each paragraph Make it legible Use the correct format (Does it need a title? A Heading?) Check and double check your spelling, capitalization, and punctuation!