Steps in the writing process
Step 1 - research
Step 2 - break your facts into into
3 categories - Human Causes, Human Effects, and Environmental Effects
Step 3 - write 4 sentences about the
facts contained in each category. Be sure to use specific information and
many supporting details
Step 4 - write a general (no specific
information) topic sentence about each of the 3 categories (an example
we came up with in class was "In 1991, Iraqi troops set hundreds of oil
wells in Kuwait on fire.")
Step 5 - write 3 general statements
about your entire topic (again, no specific information).
Step 6 - write a topic sentence explaining
(in general terms) what your paper is about.
Steps 5 & 6 are the introduction; steps
3 and 4 are the body of the paper
Definitions of Introduction and Conclusion
Introduction – 3 general statements about
your topic, and then the topic sentence about the whole paper
Conclusion – 3 more general statements about
EXAMPLE (for a paper about Dragana’s hobbies):
Dragana is a 6th grader at ISB. She is Serbian,
and lives in Belgrade, the capital city. She is very outgoing and enjoys
spending time with friends. Three of Dragana’s hobbies are snowboarding,
sewing, and riding horses.
(Then the paper would follow, with 1 paragraph about Dragana snowboarding,
1 about her sewing, and 1 about her riding horses)
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Dragana is a very active person. She is excited
about the way she spends time, and always lives life to the fullest. She
hopes to always be able to enjoy her three favorite hobbies.
8.5" x 11"
Type only on one side!!
Margins and Spacing:
.5 inch margins
Do NOT put spaces in between paragraphs
Do NOT put titles in the paper
Do NOT include word art or clip art
Do NOT use color other than black
Do NOT use "I," "you," "me," "mine,"
"we," etc. Write in the dispassionate third person
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