Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essays

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McGraw Hill Professional, Sep 21, 1998 - Education - 108 pages
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The Fastest, Easiest Way to Learn: Schaum's Quick Guides

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Contents

How to Identify a Topic That Interests You
3
How to Identify a Topic Question
15
How to Write a Thesis Statement
25
PROVE YOUR ARGUMENT
31
How to Use Evidence
33
How to Use Reasoning
45
How to Structure an Argument
53
PLAN YOUR WRITING STRATEGY
65
How to Plan Your Writing Strategy
67
How to Improve Your Writing Style
81
How to Evaluate Your Writing
93

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