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  1. Drafting the Research Paper Correlating Page Numbers from 8th and 9th Edition of Little, Brown Handbook

  2. Preliminary Thesis 8th Edition--45a, Page 700 9th Edition--48a, Page 690

  3. Creating a Structure 8th Edition--45b, Page 701 9th Edition--48b, Page 691

  4. You provide shape to your essay 8th Edition--1st bullet, Page 702 see also 4th bullet 9th Edition--1st bullet, Page 692 see also 4th bullet

  5. Rethinking Thesis 8th Edition--Third Bullet, Page 702 9th Edition--Third Bullet, Page 703

  6. Rethinking Outline 8th Edition--First full paragraph, Page 704 9th Edition--First full paragraph, Page 694

  7. Not beginning to end 8th Edition--45c, Page 704 9th Edition--48c, Page 695

  8. Tips for Drafting (705/695) • 2nd Bullet--start where you feel most confident • 4th Bullet--each section based on your insight • last bullet(s)--document carefully in each draft (see #2, 706/696)

  9. Synthesis 8th Edition--#1, Page 705 9th Edition--#1, Page 695

  10. Disagreements among Sources 8th Edition--bullet at top of 706 9th Edition--third bullet on 696

  11. Revise=“to see again” 8th Edition--#1, Page 707 9th Edition--#1, Page 696

  12. Write a preliminary thesis of one or two sentences. At this point, what central insight do you hope your readers will recognize and agree with.

  13. List as many reasons as you can why your central insight or position is correct.My position is X because . . .

  14. Identify your best three reasons, putting an asterisk beside them.

  15. Freewrite--develop as fast as you can • Your first reason • Your second reason • Your third reason

  16. Opposing Argments List as many reasons as you can why people disagree with you or not accept your central insight.

  17. How to deal with opposition • Refute--show how opposition is wrong • Concede--admit that the opposition has a point • Accommodate--slightly modify your position to show that you understand your opposition and are willing to reasonably meet it on some balanced middle ground

  18. Develop a Scratch Outline • Introduction • First Point • Johnson • Williams • Stevens • However, some people say . . . • Jones • Answer with Smith • Second Point • Third Point