1. Introduce your essay with an interesting experience that will catch your reader’s interest and that is related to your “new awareness,” upon which you will develop your narrative.2. End your introduction with a clear point that hints at your main claim without giving your entire story away in the first paragraph or two. (Try not to be writing your essay with the immense desire to just “get it over with.”3. Engage a reader (an SDSU senior) unfamiliar with the issue you are dealing with.6. Use most paragraphs to describe your observations or events that ultimately become your personal evidence/observations for your main claim. 6. Include a reflection on how your view seemed to you before the “new awareness” and what you might do with your new perception. This can be done in chronological or reverse chronological order. 7. Based directly on your main point in this paper, indicate what might make your reader think about this topic differently. What new insight would you want your own reader to take on the topic after reading your essay? Do this without preaching at your reader!8. Use an effective structure that carefully guides the reader from one idea to the next, and thoroughly edit your paper so that sentences and vocabulary are readable and appropriate for an academic audience.
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