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Now that your planning stage is complete, you can begin writing your draft. Your writing should be organized, developed, accurate, and original.

Exercise: Draft a body paragraph

Fill in between the sources with your own commentary to draft a body paragraph about why we should meditate.

TS: It has been proven that meditation reduces stresses significantly.

  • Meditating for 10 minutes each day has been shown to reduce mental stress and anxiety because it changes the chemicals in the brain (Andrews, 2016).
  • Georgetown University Medical Center researchers say people who practiced mindfulness meditation had "sharply reduced stress-hormone and inflammatory responses to a stressful situation," while those who took a non-meditation stress management course had poor responses (Scott, 2014, para. 3).
  • College students who practiced meditation were better able to put their demands into perspective and moderate their stress response (Jones, 2017).