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If your thesis suggests a plan or if you have sketched a preliminary outline, try to block out your paragraphs accordingly. Draft the body of your essay by writing at least a paragraph about each supporting point you listed in the planning stage. If you do not have a plan, pause for a few moments and sketch one (see C1-d). Keep in mind that often you might not know what you want to say until you have written a draft. It is possible to begin without a plan — assuming you are prepared to treat your first attempt as a “discovery draft” that will be radically rewritten once you discover what you really want to say.

You might freewrite, pose questions, comment on an interesting idea from one of your classes, or keep a list of questions that occur to you while reading and researching. You might imagine a conversation between yourself and your readers or stage a debate to understand opposing positions. A journal can also serve as a sourcebook of ideas to draw on in future essays. Blogging Although a blog (Weblog) is a type of journal, it is a public writing space rather than a private one. In a blog, you might express opinions, make observations, recap events, have fun with language, or interpret an image.

What strategies does the author use and how do those strategies help convey the author’s message? What insights about the text can you share with your readers? How can you deepen your reader’s understanding of the author’s main points? ) THE COMMENT: More than one point in this paragraph SIMILAR COMMENTS: Unfocused • Lacks unity • Hard to follow UNDERSTANDING THE COMMENT When readers tell you that you have “more than one point in this paragraph,” the comment often signals that not all sentences in your paragraph support the topic sentence.

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