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Teacher Tips and Answers

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Writing a First Draft

You’re ready to write a first draft if you have selected an interesting topic, learned a lot about it, and decided on a focus. These tips will help.

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  • Write while your prewriting is fresh in your mind.
  • Use your planning as a basic guide.
  • Write as freely as you can, getting as much down as possible.
  • Include a beginning, a middle, and an ending.
  • Sound like you care about your topic.



Understanding the Three Parts

Remember that a complete first draft includes a beginning, a middle, and an ending. Here is a quick guide to these three parts. (See pages 22–23.)

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