Writing college-level papers is kind of like having a conversation, except a lot of the conversation takes place on paper. When you start reading what people write about your topic, a good idea is to first determine where they're coming from, what expertise they have, or what angle they are taking. After you've done that, you can start to think about where your own ideas fit into this conversation.
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