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How to Start a Rebel Movement in School

Some people don’t like the way organizations are treating them. Many students feel that they need more control over their own school, and so there is a little trend going around to start rebel movements. This is a short guide on how to get your rebel group set up and your rebel movement going as a student. 1 Make some reflections on what you would like to change about your school. It might help to ask some schoolmates for their opinions. It might be something that you feel your school…

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How to Start a Research Paper

Six Parts:Sample Research PapersDeciding on a TopicConstructing a ThesisPerforming ResearchStarting Your Research PaperDrafting Your Research PaperCommunity Q&A A research paper employs primary sources/data to support a thesis statement. It is a type of persuasive essay used frequently in science, literature, and history curricula. Regardless of your level of education and chosen field, you’ll need to follow a few simple steps to get your research paper off the ground. You’ll need to decide on a topic, formulate a thesis statement, conduct research, organize your findings, and then set pen to paper…

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How to Start a Revolution

Four Methods:Picking a ThemeGetting the Right People InvolvedGetting the Message OutChoosing a StrategyCommunity Q&A To create a revolution, you need to unite people around a shared purpose. It’s possible to start a revolution, although it can take a lot of patience, organization, and passion. It will be more likely to succeed if you don’t wing it. A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, “a turnaround”) is a significant change that usually occurs in a short period of time. Method 1 Picking a Theme 1 Find a central theme around which to…

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How to Become a Published Author; from Idea to Bookshelf

You’ve loved reading all your life. You majored in Lit/journalism/writing. You’ve started a novel. Ever since Paolini’s Eragon has been published, you think you have it in you to become a great writer, because it can’t be too hard, could it? Consider this scenario: you walk up to a surgeon and say, “Oh, hey, that looks fun! You know, I could be a surgeon if I just had time to grab some of those latex gloves and cut up a person. I was always so good at Operation as a…

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How to Start an Essay With a Quote

Three Parts:Finding the Perfect QuotationQuoting CorrectlyIncorporating the Quotation into Your IntroductionCommunity Q&A Writing an effective introduction can be one of the most intimidating aspects of writing an essay. While there are many different approaches to writing introductory paragraphs, you may want to consider beginning your essay with a quotation. Finding the right quotation and using it well within the framework of your own words can ensure that your essay is off to a great start. Part 1 Finding the Perfect Quotation 1 Avoid cliches and overused quotations. Using a quotation…

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How to Start an Environmental Club

Environmental clubs are a great way to help the environment and hang out with friends. They can be as big as a school or as small as a group of friends. 1 Choose a cause. Some good ideas might be something like, “Save the whales!” or “Stop global warming!” the cause should also relate to where you are. For example, ‘save the whales’ might not be such a good idea if you live 10 hours to the nearest whale location, whereas ‘keep our state clean’ would work anywhere. But nothing…

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How to Start a Newsletter

Two Methods:Sample NewslettersStarting Your Own NewsletterCommunity Q&A There are several different topics about creating a professional newsletter or designing one. But what if you’ve never even started a newsletter before and need to just get off the ground? Here are some helpful things you can do to get started. Sample Newsletters Sample Newsletter for Business Sample Newsletter for Restaurant Sample School Newsletter Starting Your Own Newsletter 1 Define the goal of your newsletter. Are you doing it just for fun? To make money? To draw new visitors to your website?…

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How to Start a Petition on the White House Website

The concept of petitioning the White House isn’t new. However, the White House website has now provided an online platform for you to do so. It is called “We the People.” 1 Visit the “We the People” website. Click here to go directly to it. You will need a WhiteHouse.gov account to start a petition. If you don’t have one, learn how to make one! 2 Click any of the buttons that say “Start or Create a Petition.” 3 Enter the title for your petition. You have a 120 character…

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How to Become a Published Writer

Two Methods:Writing HelpSample Letters to PublishersCommunity Q&A You become a writer the moment you write something. But to become a published writer takes more than putting words on a page; it takes discipline, knowledge and a willingness to learn and work, as well as some luck. While you can’t control the luck, here are some steps you can take to become a published writer. Writing Help Sample Writing Exercises Sample Grammar Exercises Sample Letters to Publishers Sample Letter to Publisher Sample Letter Asking for Writing Guidelines Sample Letter About Revised…

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How to Start an Essay

Six Parts:Understanding Your Essay AssignmentPrewriting for Your EssayDeveloping a Thesis StatementWriting Your IntroductionWriting Your EssayEssay Template and Sample EssayCommunity Q&A Beginning an essay can be challenging, even for experienced writers. Getting blocked in the beginning of your writing process can slow you down and prevent you from ever writing your essay. However, understanding how to organize your ideas, develop your thesis and introduction, and keep on writing can help you finish your essay successfully. Part 1 Understanding Your Essay Assignment 1 Know how to read an essay prompt. Although they…