Pop culturecritics paperorganizationgps
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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YOUR PAPER’S GPS https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQASUJ7qpQSbY9tCzXGVyp8LMsQDpr4gTJkgGYG4E6ITG0phsSecgSYSTEM Giving Your Paper Direction
What’s the first thing that happens when you turn on your GPS? http://www.mattrobinsonlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/question-mark2.jpg
Orientation It finds your location, figures out where you are. https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT_eu_yaJBX4rphXoHlePAfHX5ei7iARF1sDgk1E-J7V8_r8gN
ORIENTATION in your paper… Part of your introduction should provide background information on your topic so that your reader knows what you’re thinking, where you are, before they begin reading.
What’s the first thing you do when you go to use your GPS (after turning it on)? https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRFrngkpq0q8hhvo1hLbTuHCyTSW2mLz2qY_qPc5__OFiFDGnkYHQ
DIRECTION You tell it where you’re going, of course! Without identifying a destination, you won’t ever get where you’re going. http://www.funkygrad.net/reviewfiles/normal/normal_garmin.jpg
DIRECTION in your paper… So, how do you identify the purpose of your paper, where your paper is going?
DIRECTION in your paper… You use a thesis statement. The answer to your research question. A thesis statement includes: Your topic Your position on the topic. A thesis statement appears at the end of your introduction.
DRIVING How do you use the GPS to get where you’re going? What does it do? https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRhE3q5L2d4s-dMd-fCgZY7HOm7mB0XAtSx2mo3YWaDgSLk2
DRIVING It gives you turn by turn directions. https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTmFmjpkxz71ZkJb1H6qooQj_e6jr7DD2qL8wjhmuhS4ZMi6
DRIVING through your paper Just as your GPS organizes your trip, you must organize your paper. Think of your transitions as turns. Think of your topic sentences as new streets. Think of the supporting details being the distance you travel on each street. Say what you need to say before you
ARRIVING How does your GPS let you know you’ve made it to your destination? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSkCEjPcjq9wCKE0edODpGleG3uRbB7jPNch226c4B2_GWbVnr4
ARRIVING It repeats your destination (thesis statement). It waves a flag. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRGoistF3fnKy-mvvfTesR_vCxy0rTAVaONuXsXIm6-E5x0nKZIk
ARRIVING in your paper How do you know you’ve arrived at your point? You’ve traveled the distance and said all you need to say. Your paper’s arrival is the conclusion. Conclusions: Restate your thesis statement (in new words!) Recap what you’ve said in your paper.
So, startorganizing your trip!