Hello from the left coast of Canada!
Here's a few tips on writing a paper that I always give my class. I hope you find it helpful in writing yours
My Master of Arts thesis statement consisted of 4 simple words:
"Professional Wrestling is Theatre".
Remember its a statement and not a question!
Your opening paragraph: 4 step model.
1) Introduce your subject
2) State your thesis (a one sentence statement works best)
3) How you plan on proving your thesis (Methodology)
4) Tie the introduction sentence to your thesis and repeat it at the conclusion of your paper
State your points as clearly and simply as you can.
Don't try and do too much: remember to keep it simple
8 easy steps to a better paper:
1) Outline it 1st
2) Write a very rough draft
3) Re-write that into a1st draft
4) Proof read it for factual errors
5) Re-write your first draft --- yes, it will improve your mark!!!
6) Let it sit for a bit, hopefully more than just overnight
7) Proof read it again
8) Look out for the little stuff: title page, staples, etc
Do yourself a favor and Keep it simple!
Trust me: essays are easy and they get easier over time!
Point in case:
As an undergrad, you couldn't get 4 written pages out of me, but as a graduate student you couldn't shut me up after 40! *S*
Thanks for listening!
See you at the turnbuckle!