The modes of discourse—exposition, description, narration, argumentation ( edna)—are common paper assignments you may encounter in. This resource will help you with exploratory/inquiry essay assignments.
This resource provides tips for creating a thesis statement and examples of different types of thesis statements. The resources in this section contain links to all the sample paper media files found on the purdue owl.
They suggest that most texts written in college or in the workplace often fill one of two broader purposes: to be informative or to be persuasive.
This resource describes why outlines are useful, what types of outlines exist, suggestions for developing effective outlines, and how outlines. This handout provides detailed information about how to write research papers including discussing research papers as a genre, choosing. The thesis statement is a sentence that summarizes the main point of your essay and previews your supporting points the thesis statement is.