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Read all 3 introductions on a page. Choose the paragraph you like the most and put a star next to it. Write a note at the bottom. Why is that one good? Choose a sentence in one of the others … Continue reading
Science: Louis Pasteur believed he could come up with a vaccine to counteract rabies. Mesopotamian and Mayan scientists believed there was a solar year and a lunar month and that they could create an accurate calendar. History: George Washington believed … Continue reading
History: President Andrew Jackson was certain giving smallpox-laden blankets to the American Indians was the right thing to do. Lots of folks are still sure that prior to 1492 most of the Western world believed the earth was flat. The … Continue reading
You can put lots of different things in an introductory paragraph. Background (of the subject or how you came to want to talk about it) Story (related to the topic, relating an example of what you are going to talk … Continue reading
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TCE: Weblinks for Writing Procedures 1st link: Technical Writing: How To’s, Tutorials, and Directions Writing How-To’s is a good, text-based guide to writing instructions. 2nd link: Alternatives to the paragraph Read Be Concise to see how much you actually need … Continue reading
Dates for magazines, newsletters, and newspapers should include “the year and the exact date of the publication (month or month and day),” according to the APA Publication Manual (6th ed., 6.28, p. 185). This means that the month should be … Continue reading
Overview PDF: document design.
This is a good source for a general overview that you might use to help with your introduction.