Writing Assignment (Review)

Writing Assignment (Review)

Writing Assignment (Review) Lesson 12 Writing Requirement 700 to 1,000 word analytical paper Analytical writing Thesis Analytical Writing

GRE Analytical Writing Measure assesses the applicant's ability to articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively examine claims and accompanying evidence support ideas with relevant reasons and examples sustain a well-focused, coherent discussion control the elements of standard written English Thesis

a position or proposition that a person ... advances and offers to maintain by argument Websters Dictionary Writing Style Put the recommendation, conclusion or reason for writing -- the bottom line -- in the first paragraph, not at the end. (BLUF)

Use the active voice. Write for your audience, but, in general, keep it simple Use short sentences (an average of 15 or fewer words). Understand the words you use Write paragraphs that average 6 to 7 sentences in length. Use correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Organization: M1A1 Paper

Intro tell them what youre going to tell them Body tell them Conclusion tell them what you told them Example Introduction The University of Southern Mississippi is the best all-around university in the state. This is

because of its diversity of majors, opportunities afforded by its location, and richness of its student life. These attributes allow the University of Southern Mississippi to meet the needs of a wide variety of students. Example Para 2 Majors

Para 3 Location Para 4 Student life Example Conclusion

There is something for everyone at USM. Whether a student wants to major in dance or polymer science, he can get a quality education here. Hattiesburg is truly the Hub City, and USMs location provides easy access to such places as the Gulf Coast, New Orleans, and Jackson. Finally, USM offers abundant student life opportunities ranging from fraternities and sororities to intercollegiate athletics to clubs. USM is the total package. It is the best all-around university

in the state. Where to Get Help The History Department sponsors a History Writing Lab (HWL) staffed by advanced graduate students who can assist at any stage of studying or writing If you need some help or guidance, call or email to make an appointment or stop by

Room 453, Liberal Arts Building (LAB) Phone: 601-266-4121 Email: [email protected] Next Imperialism Cecil Rhodes helped extend British rule in southern Africa

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