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Topic sentences and P.I.E. structure
« on: September 30, 2005, 10:38:44 AM »
A handout asking students to evaluate Topic Sentences and also having them relate that information to PIE structure:
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Illustration
Explanation

This is a nice way to introduce nonnative speakers (or even native speakers!) to this common rhetorical structure for research papers
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