I really need help. I really don't know where to start. Like I said, I need to write a 6-12 page argument/ research paper on the new Arizona Law about Immigration. I have been doing my research, but I am not a good writer so I really need help. I just need a starting point.
Well, I know absolutely nothing about the laws in AZ, but one way you could start is by referring to the old immigration law and mentioning the fact that there IS a new law, just because some of your readers might know nothing about both, such as myself.
One thing I like to do is write out an outline. Just put down points like intro, paragraph 1, p.2, p.3...,conclusion and with bullets just state what you are going to argue or include in the paragraph.
Best of luck, and I wouldn't go for 12. Aim for 8, and usually you go over anyway.
Hi blonde37, if you have been doing research, you must have some online articles that you can cite. What are the names of some of the articles you found?
If you write a paragraph about the main idea of one article, you will be on your way to success!
The trick is to avoid writing the intro paragraph first. Write it last! Write the intro based on the paragraphs you write about articles.
Just give me a paragraph about one article, and that will be one of your body paragraphs. You can do it! Explain the main ideas, and maybe quote the author. That is the way to write a paragraph about an article.
If you find a really good article, you might even write 2 paragraphs about it.
Write 1-2 paragraphs about each article.
When you have written about8 different articles, you will have written 2 or 3 pages. Then, go back and add an intro. Then, lengthen the whole thing as you revise.
You need that raw material, though -- those paragraphs about articles!