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  1. Sep 2019
    1. Does my introduction project a clear sense of who I am? Honestly, would someone other than my paid instructor or assigned peer(s) read beyond the first paragraph of this essay?

      If intro doesn't hook audience, it will be less likely for the reader to want to keep reading your paper.

    1. signal phrase

      Helps to smoothly transition into your sources.

    1. it’s not necessary to write introductions first or to write conclusions last.

      Sometimes its easier to write body paragraphs first and then form the intro afterwards. I have written papers like this many times.

    1. preferably in the order the assertions were originally stated in the thesis

      Your paper will make more sense if paragraphs are in the same order as stated in your thesis.

    1. “friends”

      It is common for people on Facebook to friend people they are not even close to or maybe have never even met in real life.

    1. The key to a good compare-and-contrast essay is to choose two or more subjects that connect in a meaningful way. The purpose of conducting the comparison or contrast is not to state the obvious but rather to illuminate subtle differences or unexpected similarities.

      Looking at what is the same and at what is different is a good way to learn about a subject.

    1. Your professors will not be impressed by obvious theses, loosely related body paragraphs, and repetitive conclusions. They want you to undertake an ambitious independent analysis

      High school quality essays are not going to pass the requirements for college essays. College essays need deep complex thinking unlike formatic highschool essays.

    1. It is often considered human nature to ask, “why?” and “how?”

      Asking why or how is how you learn. Cause and effects are a great way for someone to grow and learn on any topics.

    1. organize your approach

      Organization is super important with assignments. Otherwise it is very easy to lose track of what targets you need to hit given from the instructor.

    1. This is particularly useful when an author has a unique way of dividing up the concepts, to provide new insight into the ways it might be viewed.

      Dividing a large concept makes it easily understandable for a reader. Instead of trying to understand one large concept.

    1. Get feedback from at least one person, and preferably several people, before you finalize your draft.

      Others might understand your paper differently. It is good to get insight from other people to guarantee your paper is understood by more than just yourself.

    1. So think of your audience as someone who can learn from your life experiences and write to them and for them.

      Even though you may be young and not have a lot of experiences like someone older and wiser, there is still people that can learn from you.

    1. If all you're doing is following the line of the GPS, and it turns out to be wrong, you'll be completely clueless about what to do next.

      It is good to have situational awareness of your surroundings and a backup plan. Rather solely relying on GPS and not really paying attention, resulting with you getting lost.

    2. quandary

      Uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.