Writing Guides are teaching resources developed by editors of The Lexington Review. These writing guides analyze student writing from The Lexington Review to identify and discuss specific writing skills in context.
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Creating and analyzing arguments
- Analyzing a text through close reading
- Applying existing frameworks of analysis to your essay
- “So what?:” Establishing context and motivation
Organizing your draft
- Transitions – Shifting between and within topics
- Signposting – Showing your reader where you’re going
- Topic sentences: or “flow” and how you know
- Comparing and contrasting on the sentence level