"'Constructed-response answer' is the newfangled term for what we used to call a 'short-answer essay question.' All it means is that you're going to answer the question in one well-written paragraph...Don't just copy the question; restate the question in your answer...Answer all parts of the question...Find a quote that proves what you're trying to say...REMEMBER: [Y]ou need to put quotation marks around any quote you use!...Why, of all the sentences that are written in the book or article you used, did you choose the sentence you chose?...Begin your analysis with the phrase, 'This shows that...' Then tell us what it shows...Briefly restate your topic sentence...with a standard conclusion phrase: 'In conclusion...' or 'As you can see...'"
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