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I think one of the most effective ways of ensuring student success in writing and enhancing writing skills is providing students with a writing sample. A writing sample demonstrates to the student what reflects good writing and provides them with an example of the best way to achieve success in your class in particular. Every instructor has different expectations especially as it relates to writing therefore it is imperative that the instructor clearly define his or her expectations for writing assignments. A writing sample that shows the basic structure of the paper (Introduction, Body, Conclusion) and the successful formulation of a thesis in the introduction that has been proven in the body and conclusion of the paper is important. Also a sample paper would help students understand the proper format for reference citations and the reference page in order to avoid plagiarism.

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