Writing an Essay in APA Style

when writing an essay it’s important to write a good thesis statement the thesis statement is the most important part of your paper lettuces is about the most important de distancia it states your purpose to your audience in the thesis statement you explain what your paper will prove for most academic writing your thesis should identify your subject and take the position on that subject so Desi’s identify casued emma is opinion sobre acid Emma a strong thesis statement will direct the structure of the essay the thesis should be explicitly stated somewhere in the opening paragraphs of your paper most often as the last sentence of the introduction la stessa says Encantada at vina del bara fo intro Doctore o often a thesis will be one sentence but for complex subjects you may find it less awkward to break the thesis into two sentences here are some examples of different thesis statements the first example is an analytical thesis which means you’ll be examining an issue the thesis statement reads an analysis of the college admission process reveals one challenge facing counselors accepting students with high test scores or students with strong extracurricular backgrounds this statement reveals that the paper will talk about the following it’ll explain the analysis of college admission process and it will explain the challenge facing admissions counselors the second example is an expository thesis meaning you are going to explain something this thesis statement reads the life of the typical college student is characterized by time spent studying attending class and socializing with peers based on this thesis statement the paper should explain how students spend their time studying attending class and socializing with peers the last example shows an argumentative thesis statement which means you’re going to take aside on an issue and argue for or against it this thesis statement reads high school graduates should be required to take a year off to pursue community service projects before entering college in order to increase their maturity and global awareness based on that thesis statement the writer will be able to present an argument and give evidence to support the claim that students should pursue community projects before entering college now that you know what a thesis is what makes a good thesis while a solo Saturday Bhutto’s de una Tessy’s Buena it provides a reader with a map to guide him or her through your work the prover Elector una Gia a sueance IO it anticipates and refutes the counter arguments anticipate irrefutable mentos in quantity suit Emma it avoids vague language like it seems every telling waka waka como by the second it avoids the first person such as I believe or in my opinion Evita elucidate persona primera por ahem blow yo pienso oh and me opinion remember your reader will be looking for your thesis make it clear strong and easy to find if you are having trouble writing your thesis use these statement guides to help you see necesito ayuda escribe en dessous thesis you say estas Diaz here’s an example using one of the three statement guides although the consumption of candy has been showed to rot teeth because of all the sugar and its additives studies show that sugar-free gum is beneficial in helping clean teeth by loosening food particles as you can see the opposing evidence in this example is a consumption of candy has been shown to rot teeth the reasons because the sugar and additives in the candy the something is sugar-free gum and what does it do it’s beneficial in helping clean teeth by loosening food particles once you have the thesis located in the introduction of your paper move on to the body the body of the paper or the main portion of your paper is made up of several paragraphs what is a paragraph a paragraph is a collection of related sentences dealing with a single topic gasps un payaso es una collection de fresas relaciones jia blonde their own solo Demma the example shown here are two different paragraphs from an essay about children and obesity in the first paragraph the author talks about the risks of obesity in children including complications such as type 2 diabetes hypertension sleep apnea and orthopedic problems in the next paragraph the other talks about rising healthcare costs because of obesity the other states that the current totals are 117 billion dollars per year in health care costs because of obesity as you can see each paragraph talks about one topic one paragraph talks about the effects of obesity on children while the other talks about the rising healthcare costs because of obesity the basic rules of a paragraph are to keep one idea to one paragraph la regla basica para otra vez es que mantenga una y de borbón fo try some of these suggestions to help you write your paragraphs you say estos metallo’s para asegurarse Aki escrito own when butterfl use examples and illustrations cite data such as facts statistics evidence details and others examine testimony what other people say such as quotes and paraphrases use an anecdote or story to find terms in the paragraph compare and contrast evaluate causes and reasons examine effects and consequences analyze the topic describe the topic offer a chronology of an event or a time segment once you write your paragraph how do you know when to start the next one como severe cuando empezar un para phone rival when you begin a new idea or point cuando empieza una nueva either you should also start a new paragraph to contrast information or ideas but a contrast that information with s you should also start a new paragraph when your readers need a pause cuando su electoral necesitan una pieza also create a new paragraph when you are ending your introduction or starting your conclusion cuando el – ooh introduction y principio de su conclusion once you reach the end of your paper write your conclusion this section is your last chance to persuade your readers to your point of view to impress yourself upon them as a writer and a thinker the end of an essay should convey a sense of completeness and closure as well as a sense of the lingering possibilities of the topic it’s larger meaning and its implications Locke inclusion debería Dada sensation de que su n SE está completo pero que I oughta support Oneidas para Assad Emma the final paragraph should close a discussion without closing it off here are two sample conclusions the first conclusion talks about two different types of alternate fuel powered cars as you can see the writer is choosing car B because it’s more economical in the second conclusion the main topic of the essay was to describe the differences between the different types of online communication the conclusion states that more examinations need to occur to determine the relationship between live and offline communication finally some advice on how not to end an essay finalmente Uno’s consejo sobre como North Talman are UN and say oh don’t simply summarize your essay no sulamita irezumi so and say Oh avoid phrases like in conclusion to conclude in summary and to sum up Evita las process and conclusion but I conclude II and resumen for additional help writing your paper take a look at these resources but iudah additional their Astoria courses we have reached the end of our video if you need assistance feel free to contact me Norma Hadas Derian at any time cygnus asita Yuda porfavor contact ma sea Empress toy with Bonnie Blair if I am not available feel free to contact our two brandman librarians we are available Monday through Friday weekend assistance is available Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.