Essay on Academic Success

682 Words Oct 1st, 2015 3 Pages
Achieving Academic Success

Joe Castillo

Gen 201

26 May 2015
Douglas Millar

Achieving Academic Success

Triple click your mouse anywhere in this paragraph to replace this text with your introduction. Often the most important paragraph in the entire essay, the introduction grabs the reader's attention—sometimes a difficult task for academic writing. When writing an introduction, some approaches are best avoided. Avoid starting sentences with “The purpose of this essay is . . .” or “In this essay I will . . .” or any similar flat announcement of your intention or topic. Read more: Center for Writing Excellence>Tutorials and Guides>Essay Development>Guidelines for Writing Academic Essays.
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Since then I try to set goals in many of the things I do including day-to-day tasks. One of my goal for school is, to become comfortable in a classroom setting by the end of my second class, its still new to me and I haven’t quite gotten familiar with it yet. I have also set a career goal for myself, and that is that I want to have my testing completely done for the LAPD by the end of this year.

Be sure to indent the first line of each paragraph between five and seven spaces by pressing the Tab key one time on the keyboard. In addition, remember to double space the entire paper using the double space functionality in Word. This template is already formatted for double spacing. Read more: Center for Writing Excellence>Tutorials and Guides>Software Tutorials and Guides>Formatting Tutorial for APA.

In addition, keep in mind an academic essay should contain at least five paragraphs, which includes the introduction (introductory paragraph), the body (which is generally at least 3 paragraphs), and the conclusion (generally one paragraph). Most well-developed paragraphs contain at least 3-5 sentences, one of which is the topic sentence. Limit each body paragraph to one sub-topic.

Level Two Heading Replace the level two heading with the words for your heading. The heading must be in bold font. Read more about APA headings on the APA Style Blog.
Conclusion
The closing paragraph is designed to bring the

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