The Closed-Open Continuum

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Writing is a skill that is learned, taught and most importantly dreaded by most students. This includes students of all ages but however if you have trouble with writing or coming up with a thesis statement you can always use the closed-open continuum. The closed-open continuum is a structure demonstrating different levels of determining how to propose your thesis and structure your writing. The closed side of the continuum is top down- thesis based prose, this means that you introduce your thesis at the beginning of the introduction. Top down-thesis based consists of your typical five paragraph essay. This also means that you will be introducing your thesis in the introduction paragraph. On the other side of the continuum is theme based narrative

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