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How to write a great paper: The five big questions and parts to every good paper

How to write a great paper: The five big questions and parts to every good paper

Author: Amanda Page

In this lesson we will learn about the important parts of writing a good paper, whether it be a research paper, or just a creative writing piece. This will include a beginning, middle, and end, as well as asking the five key questions; who, what, when, where, and why. The five important parts to a good composition piece will also be covered in this tutorial.

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Writing a good paper

There may seem like there are a lot of bits and pieces when it comes to writing a good paper. It may also be easy to feel like you don't know where or how to start, but with this lesson we will break it down for you.

First things first, you have to ask the five important questions.

1. Who are you writing about? It's important to know who we're reading about.

2. What are you writing about? This is also important to know as it can capture your audiences' interest or not.

3. When- what time frame are you writing in and when is your story taking place? A story has to tell the reader when it is happening.

4. Where is your story taking place? A story would be pretty confusing with no location.

5. Why is your story taking place? This is probably the most important part where you can really capture your audience.

The next important part is to know how long to make our paper. Remember, we don't want our story to be too short either so there should be at least five parts. Think of a good paper being similar to a good burger; with lots of different flavors and textures. A beginning paragraph should be thought of as the top part of your bun and should be at least five sentences long. There should be at least three supporting paragraphs, you should think of these as the meat and toppings of the hamburger, they add the flavors and textures to a hamburger, just like these paragraphs will add action, support, details, and "flavor" to your story. Finally there is the bottom part of your bun, or you closing paragraph. Again, it should be at least five sentences long. If you remember these key points then you should have a great paper every time.