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Terri Mauro

Helping Kids Write Right

By April 8, 2014

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LaptopWe're at that point in my son's college semester where suddenly he has papers due all over the place. Often, the hardest part of writing for kids at any level of school is getting started, and for that I've always found the good old I-II-III A-B-C outline that got me through compositions in the olden days when we wrote papers by hand or on a typewriter still works for getting the words flowing. I've got some instructions for how to make the outline work for paragraphs, essays, and research papers; and since we're now in an age where kids can quickly cut-and-paste from online sources instead of copying out the encyclopedia by hand like their elders did so long ago, you might also want to try out these tips for paraphrasing instead of plagiarizing.

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