10 steps to an analytical
* Create a cover page with your
name, class period, date and
title of the document.
“The Border Dispute between
___________ & ______________”
Wally the World Traveler
Due date: Aug. 24th
* Type the paper (Use 12 point
Times New Roman Font) Do
not use bold type!
The first painters ….
The first painters …
The first painters…
The first painters…
* Double-space (no character
spacing, no extra spacing at the
top or bottom of your papers, no
extra spacing between
* Use 1” margins on the sides,
top and bottom.
This is an example of using 1”
margins in your papers. Go to the File
menu and select “Page Set-Up”. Then
change the settings to 1.00 on top/
bottom/ left and right indent. Always
5 spaces when you begin a paragraph.
* Write the first paragraph or
thesis statement. In your own
words, write approximately 100
words about the basis of the
paper…formal papers do not
begin with “This paper is
* Write the second paragraph.
This paragraph is roughly 100
words (I’m not going to count…)
What is the basis of the
historical dispute or event that is
* Write the third paragraph.
Using approximately 100 words,
write What is the basis of
current disposition (outcome) of
* Write the fourth paragraph.
Using approximately 100 words
what recommendations would
you suggest to solve the
political boundary dispute (if the
problem is on-going, if the
problem has been solved, do
you agree or disagree with the
Write your fifth paragraph…this is
your conclusion paragraph. In this
paragraph you will express your
opinion on the subject matter or
any other related topic.
* Proof read and spell check for any
mistakes. Watch your use of weak
words including…says, a lot, very, got,
get, there is, there are, there were,
really, good, bad, quite, things, never,
forever talks about, speaks of, tells of,
about, this paper
discusses…remember that a paper
Action words to use…
The author (not the paper)
contends, asserts, illustrates the point,
examines, infers, states, concludes etc…
Make certain that you are writing the paper
on the issues that caused the conflict.
Monday, August 24th