Elliot Gaines, Ph.D.
COM 200 Writing to Communicate
Notes for the final paper:
As, the syllabus indicates, the length requirement for the
paper is 3-4 pages.
The following section offers an approach for accomplishing
the challenges of writing the final paper:
together your topics from papers #1, #2, and #3, and decide what themes
unify the research. The themes are always questions to be answered, or
problems to be solved.
Introduce your themes based on the findings and results from your
three article review papers.
transitional sentences to help the reader move from the introduction to
the evidence, and from the evidence to your conclusion.
describing evidence that each author contributes to understanding the
problems and answering the questions, think about what we learned from
these studies. In your
own words, tell the reader what the studies produce that is a new
contribution to solving the problem or answering the question.
with the preceding rough draft.
Next, proof read and begin to revise your wording. Use precise language to make your
text clear and focused.
Briefly introduce your topic, transition to the evidence provided
in your readings, and conclude with a concise description of what the reader
should have learned by reading the paper.
should spend most of your time re-writing. Eliminate unnecessary language. Make sure everything is
clear. Define new terms and
explain all special language and assumptions specific to the
concise without leaving anything out.
patient, and persistent.
proof reading and re-writing.