Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3421 Know how to write a paper. When writing a paper, students often don’t take the time to gather information, brainstorm, or organize their ideas. They just start writing. Skipping these first three steps makes it much more difficult to write a good paper. Suppose you have this assignment: Write a three paragraph essay on whether students should be allowed to have cell phones in school. Here are the six steps you should go through to write your paper. Step 1 – GatherInformation–Beforeyoudoanywriting,thinkabout the kinds of information you might need for your essay. For example, it might be good to know 1) your school’s policy on cell phones; 2) how principals, teachers, and students feel about cell phones; 3) whether or not there have been problems with cell phones in the past. Step 2 – Brainstorm –Think about why you believe students should or shouldn’t be allowed to have cell phones in school. Write down as many ideas as you can. Step 3 – Organize Your Ideas – Think about how you want to pres- ent your ideas. Use the lines below to organize your ideas for your cell phone essay. I. Opening Paragraph (state your opinion on cell phones in schools) _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ II. Middle Paragraphs (make a list of your reasons and supporting data) _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________ III. Closing Paragraph (write a summary or conclusion) _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________