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Research paper structure body

  1. 1. Research Paper Structure-Body-<br />Mr. Roberts<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Introduce the subject and come to the point<br />Body<br />The real power of your writing<br />Support your thesis<br />Examples<br />Detailed Information<br />Conclusion<br />Begin by restating your thesis<br />Not word for word!<br />Gradually become more broad and general<br />Basic Structure<br />
  3. 3. This is your argument! (support)<br />The number of paragraphs in the body depends entirely upon how many points you want to cover.<br />Also, how thoroughly you want to cover them.<br />You cannot determine this based on intentions.<br />Body<br />
  4. 4. Present your supporting information effectively by considering the following: <br /><ul><li>vocabulary, tone, imagination, originality, style, and all of the skills of working with language.</li></ul>The most crucial element for beginning writers: Logical Development<br />Body<br />
  5. 5. Make the necessary concessions to the opposition as soon as possible.<br />Devote at least one paragraph to every major PRO argument.<br />Save your BEST argument for last.<br />Logical Development<br />
  6. 6. In writing, you can usually dispose of the opposition with one or two sentences.<br />Use your CONS<br />Do this quickly to either:<br />Show points that you do not want to dispute<br />Set up arguments that you feel must be disputed.<br />GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!!! <br />(Present your PRO arguments)<br />Concessions (A-S-T-E-R)<br />
  7. 7. Intro: The American buggy race is a thing of the past, but its spirit is not ……………………. ………………………………………………………………………………….Thesis: Today’s drag racing teenager is primarily an automotive engineer etc…<br />First Concession: Admittedly, drag racing has a certain element of danger. But so has almost every other sport that attracts young men, and drag racing has something that few other sports can claim: an intensely practical value. (Paragraph goes on to develop the practical value of mechanical skills.)<br />Example<br />
  8. 8. Second Concession: It is true, of course, that drag racing attracts its share of irresponsible deviants. But…. (Paragraph goes on to develop the serious attitude of most racers, their respect for rules, etc…)<br />Example<br />
  9. 9. Each concession should open a new paragraph and immediately move into a PRO argument.<br />This will should feel very natural – The Psychology of Argument!<br />NEVER develop a CON argument as fully as a PRO argument.<br />Concessions (A-S-T-E-R)Continued…<br />
  10. 10. “How do I tell which argument is the strongest?” <br /><ul><li>Use the argument that seems strongest to you.</li></ul>This may change in the process of writing or editing your rough draft.<br />You may find a great example.<br />You may find new meaning or insight.<br />Your writing may be more vivid or interesting.<br />Strongest Argument Last<br />
  11. 11. Never commit yourself to a rigid ordering of paragraphs.<br />Use your thesis, pros, and cons as a guide.<br />Transitions!<br />A-S-T-E-R<br />Review<br />