Date of publication: 2017-08-28 09:54
Begin by saying everything you have to say about the first subject you are discussing, then move on and make all the points you want to make about the second subject (and after that, the third, and so on, if you 8767 re comparing/contrasting more than two things). If the paper is short, you might be able to fit all of your points about each item into a single paragraph, but it 8767 s more likely that you 8767 d have several paragraphs per item. Using our pizza place comparison/contrast as an example, after the introduction, you might have a paragraph about the ingredients available at Pepper 8767 s, a paragraph about its location, and a paragraph about its ambience. Then you 8767 d have three similar paragraphs about Amante, followed by your conclusion.
A critical essay or review begins with an analysis or exposition of the reading, article-by-article, book by book. Each analysis should include the following points:
Ask yourself, "Are there other possible positions on this matter?" If so, briefly outline them. Decide on your own position (it may agree with one of the competing arguments) and state explicitly the reason(s) why you hold that position by outlining the consistent facts and showing the relative insignificance of contrary facts. Coherently state your position by integrating your evaluations of the works you read. This becomes your conclusions section.
Employing statistics and facts to bolster one's argument is one of the most unassailable methods authors can use to build an argument. This argument-building technique is particularly common in essays written about scientific or social studies-related topics, where specific data and facts are readily available.
6. Start with an anecdote, surprising fact, or quotes. More ↓
7. Give some context or background for your argument. ↓
8. Briefly summarize the structure of your paper. ↓
9. Write a unique, arguable, specific thesis statement. ↓
5. Wrap up with a transition into your first paragraph. ↓
Our handout on Organization can help you write good topic sentences and transitions and make sure that you have a good overall structure in place for your paper.
The last category I'll be discussing in this article are direct addresses and appeals to the reader. These stylistic elements are found across all sorts of different passage topics, although as with the previous category, these elements usually play a larger role when the passage is light on facts or logic.
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