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Generally introductory and conclusion paragraphs are shorter than body paragraphs: about 3-5 sentences.

Body paragraphs are about 5-7 sentences.

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I can’t give you a good rule of thumb or equation to use, but it takes me about an hour to write one page, double-spaced. I hope that can help you budget your time.

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Research questions: Why does…..? How does X affect Y? What happens when……..? How was Z changed/will change?

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Essay topics: Something related to your major or future career; something related to a favorite book or movie; answering a question you’ve always wondered about.

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If you agree or disagree, explain why. Use examples to support your points.

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It’s better to have a well-written paper that’s too short than a long paper that’s sloppy.

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When possible, use writing assignments as an opportunity to answer the questions you’ve always had.

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An academic paper is a conversation. Your source says something, and then you say something.

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Super basic persuasive essay structure: Intro paragraph, background info paragraph, supporting paragraphs, counterargument paragraph, conclusion.

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Super basic essay structure: Intro paragraph, background info paragraph, supporting paragraphs, conclusion.

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