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2.5: Key Takeaways

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    Key Takeaways:
    • Prewriting is the first step in the writing process
    • Consider purpose and audience before prewriting
    • Select a prewriting strategy that works for you
    • Free writing, brainstorming, clustering and outlining are effective prewriting strategies
    • The thesis is the controlling idea of the essay
    • The thesis must be specific, restricted and unified
    • An essay can only have one thesis but may have 3-5 topic sentences