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OASIS Writing Skills

Common Assignments:
Construct a Draft

This guide includes tips on writing common course assignments.

Construct a Draft

  1. Although a journal entry does not need a formal thesis sentence, making your central idea clear early on is important.
  2. Make sure that you introduce each new idea with a topic sentence. Follow that topic sentence with information or evidence that justifies your opinion, reflection, speculation, criticism, or agreement.
  3. Between individual sentences and between complete paragraphs, inserting frequent and appropriate transitions will help readers easily follow your narrative from one idea to the next.

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