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Department
Natural Science
Course
NATS 1775
Professor
Vera Pavri
Semester
Winter

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EVERY ESSAY SHOULD INCLUDE:  thesis statement (what you are trying to prove)  mapping statement or statements (what and how you will argue)  topic sentences (sentences that introduce your topics)  introduction  conclusion  2. The Structure of an Essay  2.1 Title  Your title should reflect the THESIS or central argument of your essay. Avoid repeating the TOPIC as assigned (or selected).  2.2 Opening Paragraph  Begin with a statement about the general TOPIC and proceed to your particular THESIS and approach to it. This structure will orient your reader. Avoid giving a summary of what is to follow. Summaries are best left to conclusions. Avoid writing about your essay; write only about your subject. (In other words, avoid such statements as: "In this section I shall discuss x." Simply discuss x.)  2.3 Body  The middle section of the essay should be divided into carefully connected paragraphs, each consisting of four to eight sentences. Avoid overly long or short paragraphs. Each p
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