Thesis Statements: Every paper needs a thesis. This presentation defines the differences between a thesis statement and a working thesis and gives several tips as to how to develop a strong thesis statement.
Developing an Outline: Outlines help you organize your thoughts, formulate your thesis statement, set out your arguments, and set up how your essay will flow. Some professors will ask for one along with a first draft.
Introductions and Conclusions: The introduction of a paper is one of the most important parts. In order to be successful, a paper needs to have a strong opening and closing. This presentation details how to write a solid introduction and conclusion for an MLA style paper.
Transitions: Switching ideas in the middle of an essay can seriously damage the flow of a paper. Adding transitional phrases or paragraphs helps your paper transition smoothly from one idea to the next .
Using Academic Language: Academic Language is the language used in textbooks, tests, essays and publications. It is the language expected of students in essays to give their papers a professional tone.
Revising a Draft: After your first draft is finished, it needs a good revision. A first draft should never be handed in for a final grade. This presentation guides you through the revision process to strengthen any paper.
Research, Quoting, Citing, and Paraphrasing
The Literary Analysis Essay
Literary Analysis: Gives an in-depth look at how a literary analysis essay should be written. This presentation clearly defines the differences between summarizing a topic or work and analyzing it and finding a deeper meaning.
Grammar and Mechanics
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