Date: 2017-03-20 11:22
Authors also choose dialog carefully, and a single phrase from a character can often represent a major theme in the book. This quote by Scrooge reflects the cruelty that is often present in a Dickens novel.
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Securing acceptance into a graduate program is more about being the best match than about being the most highly qualified. Among applicants who meet the program's minimum requirements, they'll choose an enthusiastic and informed applicant over one with higher test scores and a better GPA who doesn't seem to know much about their program.
In general, your thesis statement will accomplish these goals if you think of the thesis as the answer to the question your paper explores.
This is a weak thesis statement for two major reasons. First, "world hunger" can't be discussed thoroughly in five or ten pages. Second, "many causes and effects" is vague. You should be able to identify specific causes and effects. A revised thesis might look like this:
I think this is a good introduction paragraph. First, I introduced the topic of becoming a successful writer. Then, I added supporting sentences that helped narrow the topic.
It is common for graduate school applicants to start their personal statements with an anecdote about something that happened during childhood or high school. On the surface, this makes sense because that event was what started the journey that has culminated in an application to the program. However, graduate programs are for professionals, and writing about your childhood is more appropriate for an undergraduate essay than one for graduate school. If you feel that you absolutely must include something from your childhood, use it as the starting sentence of your concluding paragraph.
To sum up, remember that it 8767 s important to wrap up your writing by summarizing the main idea for your readers. This brings your writing to a smooth close and creates a well-written piece of work.
In a conclusion paragraph, you summarize what you 8767 ve written about in your paper. When you 8767 re writing a good conclusion paragraph, you need to think about the main point that you want to get across and be sure it 8767 s included. If you 8767 ve already written a fabulous introductory paragraph, you can write something similar with different wording. Here are some points to remember.
Use your introductory paragraph as a guide. You may have started by saying, There are three classes at school that I absolutely can 8767 t wait to go to every day. You can start your conclusion by saying, Gym, Math, and Art are the three classes I try to never miss.