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A critical appreciation of a work of literature is an objective evaluation of both the structure of the work and the literary materials employed by the author. Yet, while this is an objective...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2013, 7:33 pm (UTC)

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I very much enjoyed your paragraph and the portrait of your family! If you'd like to revise with a focus on only grammatical issues (as opposed to the questions of style and personal taste that...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2015, 9:26 pm (UTC)

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Academic writing is often published in regards to a particular discourse; thus, it has a specific audience implied. Non-academic writing, on the other hand, can include a variety of genres and is...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2019, 6:27 am (UTC)

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In secondary education and beyond, most essays that you write will ask you to analyze some aspect of literature. So, for example, your teacher may ask you to analyze the theme of a piece of...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019, 1:14 am (UTC)

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If you are using a word processor you can and should italicize book titles. However, if you are using a typewriter, I don't see how you can use italics. Before word processors came into common...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2014, 8:49 pm (UTC)

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The word "essay" comes from the French word meaning "to try," so an essay is an attempt to be interesting and fresh. Thus, the first rule of thumb in writing a good essay is to catch your reader's...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2019, 9:31 pm (UTC)

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I just moved to the mountains in the South from the flat prairies of the Midwest, and I find the mountains stunning to look at but a bit claustrophobic. Love the idea, though. Oceans fascinate me,...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2010, 6:09 pm (UTC)

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There are several ways you could go with this. Since an autobiography is inevitably written while you are still alive, one possible idea would be to write a sentence that states what your future...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2019, 12:29 pm (UTC)

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An "occasion statement" asserts a writer's position and contextualizes that position by making it contingent upon a particular occasion. The occasion is stated at the beginning of the sentence and...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2016, 9:29 pm (UTC)

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The title and the thesis statement are two different parts of an essay. The title of an essay should give the reader a hint of the essay's contents and should also grab the reader's attention. The...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2018, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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A potential thesis statement that you might like to consider on the subject of human trafficking is as follows: Despite their stated commitments, governments the world over have failed to get to...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2021, 12:11 pm (UTC)

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There have been plenty of studies on the link between stress and its effects on overall health and wellness, so you should be able to find plenty of solid information that supports the effects of...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2020, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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You can choose almost anything for a research essay so long as you can research it properly. A research essay is a writing piece that explores the facts and data surrounding a subject. What is...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019, 6:42 pm (UTC)

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That is a great question. A theme is a work is what it is mainly about. So, if you want to know the main theme, you ask asking what it is basically about, what the main point is. A thesis is...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2009, 4:01 am (UTC)

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The types of essays that are frequently assigned in upper-level high-school English classes include argumentative, persuasive, and personal essays. Typical topics are interpretation of a literary...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2020, 8:57 pm (UTC)

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An example of the violence of specific injury that characters visit on themselves or others can be found in Wuthering Heights. Nelly Dean, for example, one of the narrators of the story, is...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2020, 12:19 pm (UTC)

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While writing social notes and friendly letters seems to be a dying art, the practice of letter writing holds much that is laudatory as it is something permanent for people to keep; in addition,...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2015, 5:07 pm (UTC)

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I am assuming that your teacher has asked you to work on this as part of a professional writing class assignment. Although you can analyze and imitate the email above (copying it verbatim would be...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2015, 7:12 am (UTC)

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You might want to start by thinking about personal responsibility. We have to take responsibility for our own actions, as oftentimes our situation or circumstances are dictated by those very...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2009, 12:33 am (UTC)

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Bloom's taxonomy is of vital importance here. The idea of "Assessing" questions rank fairly high on Bloom's taxonomy of learning. It involves taking multiple elements as you answer the question....

Latest answer posted January 19, 2011, 7:28 pm (UTC)

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Your thesis is really going to be determined by the support in your paper. Will you utilize the words of the Constitution? Are you comparing the freedoms of those in the United States with those in...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2019, 3:52 am (UTC)

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Simply put, an essay is typed or written onto paper, while a presentation is given verbally. A presentation can be about an essay that was written, and it can also contain a written accompaniment,...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2018, 11:53 am (UTC)

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A. S. Hornby’s “A Dialogue of Democracy” is a brief work in which a young couple, Jack and Anne, discuss the different ways in which the word “democracy” can be (and has been) defined. Among those...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2012, 3:32 am (UTC)

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An outline and a paragraph are similar in that both are components of writing. Both refer to ways in which written work is organized, and both should have a logical structure, one that readers can...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2016, 11:54 pm (UTC)

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Without knowing the specific book that your question references, I am going to have to pick a book of my own and answer the rest of the writing prompt. The general gist of what you are being asked...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2016, 1:15 pm (UTC)

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An essay is essentially a collection of paragraphs, and as has already been said, a pargraph is essentially a mini-essay. An essay contains an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. A paragraph...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2010, 12:49 pm (UTC)

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The first criteria in selecting a research problem is to make sure that it fits your instructor's parameters for the research. Many instructors even have students clear their research topics with...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2016, 5:02 pm (UTC)

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I'll answer your question with a question: what is the purpose of an essay's title? Maxine Hairston and Michael Keene, scholars of rhetoric and communication, identify four main purposes of an...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2017, 2:38 am (UTC)

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It seems to me that it would be difficult for most young people to write complete autobiographies. They haven't been around that long, and most haven't done much except grow up and go to school. I...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2015, 7:24 am (UTC)

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In a poem entitled "Andrea del Sarto," Robert Browning wrote these lines which relate to a person's striving to attain goals: Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2017, 9:33 am (UTC)

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The idea contained in your last sentence is worthy and relevant to Ambrose Bierce's story, "An Occurrence on Owl Bridge." Since the concept of time does not really exist, Bierce utilizes this...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2009, 11:40 am (UTC)

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A thesis statement should tell the reader your belief about something and demonstrate that you have evidence to support that belief. Your thesis statement could say that you believe "eating...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2010, 10:19 am (UTC)

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You asked for a "hook" for your essay, and later mentioned that the piece should be negative (against cell phones in the classroom). A good hook would be the following title: "Your cell phone can...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011, 7:32 am (UTC)

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This is a good assignment because reflection on learning is quite important. Many students, though, are confused about how to write a reflective essay, so let's talk about that first. A reflective...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2009, 11:17 pm (UTC)

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There are a number of different formats for titles. When you write a title, the main thing to be sure of is that it reflects certain aspects of the thesis. One way to do this is to use a multi-part...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2016, 2:40 am (UTC)

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You are basically addressing your audience. You want them to think about your question, but not answering it out loud. For example: Have you ever been on a field trip that went horribly wrong?...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2011, 1:45 pm (UTC)

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Every essay begins with a thesis. Your thesis is your argument in one sentence. In this case, you can answer the prompt. In the story _____________, the author creates humor by...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2011, 2:31 am (UTC)

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This is a little difficult. The most important thing to remember with MLA citing, is that it is simple and typically follows common sense, but it always gives credit where credit is due. If the...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2010, 10:34 am (UTC)

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"Manipulate" has a negative connotation, as it implies that something negative is happening. The terms "influence" or "sway" have better connotations even though they essentially mean the thing....

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020, 10:29 pm (UTC)

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When we make a new friend of any kind, we usually find new experiences. For example, I have a friend who is from Panama. From her, I have had many interesting experiences and been exposed to...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2011, 11:36 am (UTC)

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The first thing that should reassure you about this event is that few people will be listening very closely to you. Kids will be enjoying the sports activities, and parents will be focused on their...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2016, 12:04 pm (UTC)

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In urban areas, concrete and asphalt can deplete plants to the extent that the oxygen plants produce is greatly decreased, while the carbon dioxide man produces is increased. Whether plants are...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2013, 7:47 pm (UTC)

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First of all, you will need to decide upon a narrower topic regarding Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. So, perhaps by going to the links here on enotes, you can read about theme,...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2010, 12:49 am (UTC)

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For another approach, imagine yourself standing outside a shelter where persons whose homes have been destroyed are now being housed or near a first aid clinic where those who have been wounded are...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2012, 9:07 pm (UTC)

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Here is an excerpt from the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's Counsels and Maxims which ought to provide you with a good thesis for an essay on the subject of judging people. A man bears...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2015, 12:43 pm (UTC)

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If you take the time to do something right the first time, then it will stay done. In other words, you can do the stich right the first time or redo it again and again nine more times. Wouldn't...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2011, 3:00 am (UTC)

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In any essay, the conclusion is a rewording and summarizing of the main points of an essay. After all, what an essay is composed up is basically a general statement with opinions, or points about...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2010, 1:56 am (UTC)

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Research proposals will differ slightly from discipline to discipline. However, there is enough overlap to make some general points. Also I should say that the above answer makes some good points....

Latest answer posted June 1, 2015, 2:03 pm (UTC)

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Classroom management is a skill that is critical for an educator to dominate in full. This is one of the takeaways that articles such as "Schoolwide and Classroom Discipline," by Kathleen Cotton,...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2016, 8:52 pm (UTC)

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Excellent quote! I think that what is happening in Congress is an example of wooden headedness. If you don't want to just focus on politics, you could also include examples from your life or make...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2011, 1:06 pm (UTC)

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