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Controlling Idea

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Mandy Black

on 12 September 2012

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aka: main idea or thesis Controlling Idea The controlling idea is usually located at the end of your introduction paragraph. A controlling idea tells your reader what your are going to say in your essay. Controlling Idea =
what you will talk about + what you want to say about it Say it so I can understand it, please! Topic: American Idol

Controlling Idea: There is so much more happening on the television show American Idol than just singing. Example: Ask yourself these questions:

1. Does my CI address my topic?

2. Does my CI open dialogue for my paper? How do I know if I've written
a good controlling idea? What is my topic?
ROAR Matrix

Does it open dialogue for my paper?
Yes, I can write about how the ROAR matrix works on campus and how it explains expected behavior off campus. Controlling Idea:

The ROAR Matrix is an essential part of daily life at Aragon and beyond.
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