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Drawing on reader's comments, revise papers to focus on topic or thesis, develop ideas, employ transitions, and identify a clear beginning and ending. 0601.3.19
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chart of the transitional devices - also called conjunctive adverbs
or adverbial conjunctions
a Working Thesis - Helpful hint in revising a thesis.
an Argument: Effective use of Transition Words - "explore and understand
the use of transition words in context and write their own persuasive essay
using transition words"
and Editing - Writing a research paper is a structured process that
we will explore in this book. If you follow the steps outlined here, you
will be on the path to a strong final research paper.
and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements - from the OWL at Purdue
Statement - [from LEO] "a thesis takes a stand rather than announcing
Statements - How to write a thesis statement
Builder - helps build a thesis from a topic
Devices (Connecting Words) - Brought to you by the Purdue University
Online Writing Lab
Devices - transitional guides are connectives (symbols,words, phrases;
sometimes whole sentences and paragraphs) that make possible a smooth "passing
over" from one idea to the next.
Uses of Revision - It has been said that the difference between a mediocre
writer and a good writer is revision. This is very different than editing.
It is about seeing the paper in a whole new way: re-vision.
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