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#1 UsernameIsUnoriginal

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:22 PM

Just had an essay on Romeo and Juliet. I lost my notes on the outline during the essay, so for the introduction paragraph,  I had a double-spaced half page summary of the entire play. Is half a page excessive? I'm concerned I'll be marked down for my introduction paragraph taking a full page.



Also, you quote Romeo and Juliet because it's a play correct?

Edited by UsernameIsUnoriginal, 11 December 2009 - 10:23 PM.


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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:26 PM

It depends on the parameters your teacher provided. Sometimes teachers don't want a summary at all, since your intended audience would know about the topic already. Others do want summary.  

How long is your paper? If it is 7+ pages, a page intro isn't bad. If it is shorter, though, it may be too much.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:50 PM

3 front and back double spaced  frustrated.gif

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:37 PM

Ouch 6 pages. I'd avoid a full summary, personally, but it depends what your teacher is looking for. What are you trying to persuade your class into?

Edit: wow, didn't realize how old this post it.

Edited by Affinity_, 08 January 2010 - 10:37 PM.


#5 Synergetic

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 10:54 PM

My teacher never really specified,

We were trying to persuade who would be a better husband, Paris or Romeo

I said Paris

Edit: It's okay, it's too bad I never figured out what I got on that essay

Edited by Synergetic, 08 January 2010 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 09:08 AM

QUOTE(Synergetic @ Jan 9 2010, 01:54 AM) View Post

My teacher never really specified,

We were trying to persuade who would be a better husband, Paris or Romeo

I said Paris

Edit: It's okay, it's too bad I never figured out what I got on that essay


I know this is again a late response, but typically for papers you can assume your audience has read the book. Our teacher usually let us know when we'd be speaking to the hypothetically unknowing crowd.

Speaking of, I had to write a 2500 word persuasive research paper, and my topic was social security. Since I figured everyone in my class knew what social security was, I used the first two pages in order to brief everyone on the topic and what that meant for them.




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