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Writing for Clarity
define your terms
Define your terms up front. By define, I mean immediately stating the significance of the term as well as the meaning of the word as used in your paper. If you are using a key term or phrase that could be open to more than one meaning or might be unfamiliar to the reader, failing to define it could hinder the whole paper. Undefined terms can be a problem in almost any type of paper, from an art history essay to a psychology lab report, so be sure to double check.
SOURCE: Erica Kowsz '11, Writing Center tutor