Homework solutions: a great tutorial for those who got stuck

If you are tasked with a lot of homework and find that getting it done is never easy, there are some homework solutions you can employ whenever you get stuck to ensure you get “unstuck” and back on track.

Many students are asked to respond to chapter questions, write out responses to reading, or produce some form of writing for their homework. That being said, applying good writing techniques can help you avoid getting stuck on your homework.

Length of Your Homework

If you are asked to respond to something or to answer chapter questions, you may not be given a length which can leave you stuck. There is no set order in which you must address your thesis and background information in the introduction. But it is important that the order you use is logical. Remember that the topic and the context for your topic are usually intertwined and you might establish the context for your reader prior to introducing your topic. You might prefer to start off with a question and then narrow down to your topic. You might instead prefer to introduce your thesis statement first and foremost. Whatever you choose remember that the order of your introduction is flexible and your purpose should be the determining factor.

Opening strategy

When working on homework, starting with a good opening strategy is always the key to success. What constitutes a good opening strategy?

You can open with a key quote, and anecdote, specific facts, or even a question. You can choose whatever opening you want so long as it relates directly to the focus of your paper. Remember that a sarcastic or biting quote which does not establish the context for your paper will do you no good. It might be funny and intriguing but if it doesn't relate directly to your thesis and better establish your thesis, it plays no part in your paper and it will only blur the focus of your text and will mislead your readers. In the opening you have limited space and therefore you need to be very specific and very direct.

Narrow Your Responses

  • In order to narrow down your topic, you can do things such as adding constrictions. Constrictions in this sense can be a date, or a character attribute. Instead of merely reviewing a character from your literature, you can review one aspect of that character.
  • Instead of reviewing the influence of religion in a certain country, you can narrow it down by reviewing the influence of one religion in one country during a set check eight. You can also limit yourself by only focusing on one or two chapters, one or two events, one or two places, etc.
  • Many students are under the impression that the introduction must be written first because it appears first in their homework. This however is not true.

What to Write First

Students are not required to write their introduction first. Many times when creating an argument you have the text for your body already planned. You know what argument you're going to make and what evidence you're going to present. If that is the case, write those sections 1st. Go to the introduction last or second to last. You do not have to write your introduction first. In fact, many students find it significantly easier to draft the introduction after they have written their main arguments and their supporting evidence. This is because they can better provide their readers with the roadmap they require if they already know the stops along the way.

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