We're heading into the home stretch (=something is about to come to an end). Just a few more weeks left of the semester, and then we'll be on summer vacation!
At the start of class, we reviewed how to paraphrase. When you paraphrase, you have to keep the shared language, find synonyms for the other words, and re-write the information with a new sentence structure.
Also, don't forget to include an in-text citation for your paraphrases, too.
When you want to use statistics or surveys as sources, you can introduce your survey in the following way:
year of report + name of organization + reporting verb
A 2014 Japanese Cabinet Office report outlined the causes for the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Funnel Structure and Concluding Sentences:
After, we review funnel organization in body paragraphs. The most important point is that you organize your information from less general to specific (e.g. supporting idea --> detail).
We also spent some time on learning how to write a concluding sentence for your body paragraphs. When you write a concluding sentence, you include the key phrases connected to your supporting ideas. Remember to start your concluding sentence with the expression "to sum up" or "therefore."
Near the end of class, you had some time to ask me questions about the comments on your outline. Make sure that if you have to change your reasons for body paragraph #1 and/or #2 to check with me first.
1. Complete Body Paragraphs #1 and #2