Geology 140 - Environmental Geology
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First Draft checklist

Minimum Requirements - the assignment will not be accepted without these:

____6-8 pages

____Sections with headings

____Proper citations throughout

____Reference list in proper form

____Introduction and conclusion

____Has been proofread for minor errors


Really Good Ideas:

Intro has:

____Strong thesis statement near the beginning

____A few sentences to establish context

____A road map to the rest of the paper

Body of the Paper

____Each section starts with an overview of the whole section

____Each paragraph has a strong topic sentence

____Each paragraph and section ends with a transition

____ No quotes unless absolutely necessary