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Your plan of attack


  • Unpack questions. Look for instruction words, e.g., compare, and embedded parts, e.g., How and why…. . Underline key/topic words. Note limiting words/phrases, e.g., after 1960. 
  • Avoid overanalyzing or oversimplifying; you may miss the point. 
  • Jot down ideas, key words, formula, lists, crucial facts.
  • Write outline: headings, line of argument, points

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