- Clearly identify the topic of the paper
you are writing. Make sure that your title clearly reflects
- If you are selecting a topic for a
paper, make sure that it is a topic that is wide enough to get
enough information or that it is not too wide so that there
will be too much information.
- If you are given a topic on which to
write, make sure that you understand it. If not, ask the teacher
to fully explain it.
eact to each paragraph.
- Analyze each paragraph of the paper
in relation to the topic. Either do this as you write the paper,
or do it after you have written the paper.
- Ask yourself why this paragraph is
included in the paper and how the paper would be without this
- If a paragraph does not seem to be
related to the topic of the paper, either drop it or change
the content so it more closely matches the topic.
xamine each sentence in each paragraph.
- As you write each paragraph or after you have written a paragraph,
read it and ask yourself if each sentence is related to the
topic sentence of the paragraph.
- If a sentence does not seem to be related to the topic of
the paragraph, either drop it or try to change it so that it
is related to the topic.
- Write a concluding paragraph or read
the one that you have already written, and ask yourself if it
summarizes the main ideas of the paper or comes to a conclusion
based on the information presented in the paper.
- Make sure that you do not introduce
any new information that has not been covered before.
- If the ending includes information
that is not relevant, drop it or change it to make it relevant.