Writing for Social Studies

During this week's lecture, one of the professor's many things she talked about was writing for social studies. She spoke of a thought process that we're trying to make to make it easier for the reader to understand us. One of the first things that she mentioned was the importance of writing like we are right. The key to writing well for social studies is to avoid using terms that imply that we're not qualified to write or are not academic. Also, make sure that the phrases that are used are academic. Keep in mind that when writing for social studies, we don't want to ramble, and we also need to make sure that the structure and flow of our work are consistent with what came before. Everything that comes after it needs to connect to what's coming after it so that when we write for social studies, everything connects. It's also crucial that we carefully read through the content we're reading for social studies to make sure that we're getting the most out of it. Doing so will allow us to pull the main ideas from the page and provide evidence based on them. Your reading could have provided some supporting details that could be used in step two of this process. These could include the transition words or phrases used to describe the information that's coming up. Once again, make sure that we're writing like we're right and everybody understands the connection.

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