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I like to emphasize to my writing students how important specific writing is. Without the skill to write specifically, readers will simply lose interest within a sentence or two. One can simply look to newspaper and magazine articles to see how important specific writing is. Who would want to read an entire article stating how a crime took place in a city in the United States involving some... read more

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A solid thesis statement not only briefly expresses what your entire essay is about, it also briefly states what your position is about this topic.  Additionally, the thesis statement should occur somewhere within your introductory paragraph in order to not leave...

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In addition to what everyone advised above, I tell my students to end on a final, thought-provoking note. In other words, write a last sentence that you feel will leave the reader thinking for an extra moment or more about some angle of your essay's subject. I have found that this advice has...