Writing Tips Below are some additional tips to help you write an outstanding paper. The key to writing a good paper is to give yourself plenty of time to plan, write, and revise it! u Create a strong opening paragraph that includes a bold statement, notable quote, statistic, or interesting example. u Make sure you have a thesis statement that’s clear and concise. u End with a strong closing paragraph that restates or summarizes the main idea. u Always identify another person's words or ideas by using quotation marks, footnotes, or by including a Works Cited page. If you present another person's words or ideas as your own, it's plagiarism, and you may find yourself in trouble. u Make sure that 1) your paper is the proper length; 2) you have followed the instructions; 3) your paper is turned in on time. Study Skills InfoGuide Writing a Paper www.woodburnpress.com Copyrighted Material 645-17 WOODBURN PRESS This digital publication was presented by: ©Copyright Woodburn Press LLC all rights reserved