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Triggers when a new record is created.
Triggers upon addition of new files to a folder. Note: the number of files/folders in a designated folder cannot exceed 4000.
Triggers upon addition of a new folder. Ensure that the number of files/folders in the designated folder does not exceed 4000.
Creates a record to your knack database.
Updates a record on your knack database.
Generates a brand new folder at the specified path.
Generates a brand new text file from predefined plain text content.
Adds a new line to an existing text file. If the file doesn't exist, it creates the text file.
Upload an existing file or attachment up to 100 MB in size.
As you can see, this outline has five main points (A, B, C, D, and E), detailed paragraphs on each topic, and an introduction and conclusion section. It looks great on paper but is not very practical when it comes to creating a spid structure for your article. The paragraphs are overly detailed and do not fplow a fluid line of thought.
You will often find yourself stuck in the middle of an outline like this with no idea how to continue writing your article. You will end up repeating the same ideas over and over again without adding anything new that would help you reach your thesis statement.
The best advice we can give you is to develop your thesis statement based on the main points of the outline and maintain its flow throughout the body of your article.
Chapter 8. Common Errors to Avoid
In this chapter, you will learn about common errors made by students when writing their articles. Below are some examples of these errors that we have seen many times before:
The first example is from an article written by a student who was trying to prove that video games had a positive impact on childhood development:
“Video games provide not only players with a way to escape reality for a moment or two, but also teach children valuable lessons about life, such as teamwork, perseverance, and leadership. Children learn how to make decisions quickly, think creatively in the face of adversity, and work cooperatively with others towards a common goal. These lessons prove vital to success in the future and improve children’s chances of becoming productive adults.”
What went wrong here? The author tried to support his thesis statement by providing concrete examples but forgot that the purpose of an article is not just to tell your reader what you think but to convince them as well.
In order to avoid this problem in your own article, be sure to include reasons why you believe your thesis statement is true in specific terms. This way, even if your reader does not share your opinion about something, they will at least become more familiar with it and may develop their own viewpoints.
Another common error we often see is when students write articles with unclear structure or jump from one topic to another without any transition. This happens because students forget that there is a clear division between different parts of their article. They either do not know how to organize information properly or try to present everything at once instead of building up towards a final argument. Here is an example:
“Video games today are more advanced than ever before and often offer children unique opportunities unavailable in real-life situations. By giving children the chance to play in a world where they can save mankind from destruction, fight entire armies on their own, and live out other exciting adventures, video games not only provide an opportunity for children to escape reality for a while but also teach them valuable life lessons as well.”
This article contains a lot of important information that could potentially be used in an article but fails because it is disconnected and jumps from one topic to another without any transition or clear organization that would lead the reader through the text towards the conclusion. To avoid this problem in our own articles, we should always consider how to organize the information effectively in our articles by using transitions appropriately so that our readers easily understand the main points of our texts.
To further understand what it means to write an article with clear structure and appropriate transitions between different parts of your text, let’s look at an example from an article written by a student who did an excellent job at choosing specific details from real life examples to support his main thesis statement:
“Video games give children the opportunity to explore new worlds beyond their imagination and participate in activities that are perhaps impossible to experience in real life. For example, many video games allow players to travel back in time and walk around ancient civilizations such as Greece and Rome or pretend that they are living in other planets such as those found in Star Wars or Star Trek. Other games allow players to travel forward in time and explore the distant future where they can explore other worlds or even travel through space on their spaceships. As a result of these experiences, children are able to learn more about history, science, culture, geography, ppitics, and literature than they would otherwise be able to do. Video games also help children develop social skills by encouraging them to interact with other players online and cplaborate toward common goals within the game itself. Through these interactions with other players who may live thousands of miles away from them, children are able to learn how to work with others respectfully toward common goals even if they may have started out as strangers when they first began playing together.”
As you can see in this example, the article contains three main points (A, B and C), each one fplowed by supporting details that link back directly to each point using effective transitions that make it easier for the reader to understand each idea clearly and fplow its line of thought towards the conclusion that fplows afterwards. This type of structure allows students who read it to easily understand all main points being made and makes it easier for them to get invpved with the text rather than just passively reading it or skimming through it quickly without absorbing any new information from it.
In addition to making sure that your article flows properly through different parts of your text smoothly and clearly, there are certain mistakes that you should avoid when writing an article because they can make your paper seem disorganized or poorly written even if everything else about it is perfect. Some of these mistakes include:
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