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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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As with any successful essay, the question must be understood before an effective answer can be given. With a question that uses an "extent" in its stem, a case with evidence and analysis must be...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2013 9:34 am 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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Longer writing projects are usually divided up into chapters and include what are known as front matter and back matter as well as the main body of the text. The length of each depends on the size...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2015 11:09 pm 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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A presentation usually has visual aids. A speech is more reliant on the spoken word. When you give a speech, you are talking to your audience and they are listening. When you give a presentation,...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2011 12:57 pm UTC

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The term "environment" refers to the natural setting in which we live. For example, a "home environment" refers to where we live, our homes. A "work environment" our workplace. I would sense...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2009 10:01 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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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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A good topic sentence in an argumentative essay will be a thesis statement (topic + argument). While topic statements and thesis statements can be presented in separate sentences, one concise way...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2015 5:53 pm UTC

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In all types of writing, it is important to keep the audience and purpose in mind when evaluating "clear and concise," so that is worth noting first. What is a "clear and concise" piece of...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2019 2:29 am UTC

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It occurs to me that it might not be necessary to start with a thesis for or against the death penalty after all. Judgiing from my own thoughts and feelings, it would be hard for me to come out...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2012 4:49 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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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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In preparation for writing on a war scene, one may wish to peruse the writings of professionals for examples. Such works as Here is Your War and Brave Men by World War II's correspondent Ernie...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2013 6:10 pm 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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First of all, you must choose a person who has had a special influence on your life. This person could be a relative; however, this person could also be a teacher, a coach, a faith leader, or a...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2019 1:23 pm UTC

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In the interests of being comprehensive, I am going to discuss comparison and contrast, since quite often students are assigned to write essays in which both must be done. I am also going to focus...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2015 3:59 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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The confusion with this essay prompt may stem from its vague wording. By “text creator,” it means “author,” and by “chosen text,” it means “whatever book you’re writing this essay about.” If this...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020 8:29 pm UTC

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A good thesis statement or topic sentence gains the reader's attention and is a promising beginning for an argument. It should focus on a particularly intriguing, outstanding, or puzzling element...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2021 11:04 am UTC

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When you write this request, make sure to use standard English and write in complete sentences. Have a greeting (like "Dear ____,"), a body (your request), closing ("Sincerely,") and your...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2010 2:50 pm UTC

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Latest answer posted October 8, 2009 2:38 am UTC

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pohnpei's right, without more information it will be difficult to give you the specific help you want, but here are some guidelines and suggestions I give my high school students for all of their...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2010 10:25 am UTC

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This is a good question, because there is nothing more important than a thesis in writing a paper. Keep in mind that you will need good reasons for your thesis. So, in the light of this, let me...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2010 8:41 am UTC

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"Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there and why is it meaningful to you..... so that we can get to know you better." In assisting you to...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2014 5:13 pm UTC

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Homework takes a lot of time. If you want to argue that it's a waste of time, you could say that kids could be spending their time doing other things, especially physical activity, because they...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2012 12:14 am UTC

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In terms of writing a term paper on cell phones, the thesis would depend upon specifically what you plan to write about. In terms of your introduction and thesis statement: Indicate your topic....

Latest answer posted February 9, 2011 12:38 pm UTC

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Another way to look at this very broad essay prompt is from the perspective of how things we say can sometimes commit us to action we may not be prepared to take. For instance, if you were to...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2017 11:12 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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The rough draft is a stage of the writing process. Writing is typically considered a three-part process. The first stage is pre-writing, the second stage is writing, and the third stage is...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2017 4:31 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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First, I imagine you will not be required to write this summary until you actually have the "group discussion" (either in class or outside of class). To prepare for your reflective summary, I...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2011 11:35 pm UTC

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Anger prevents logical thinking. Usually decisions made in anger are made in haste, and don't hold up well to the light of day. You will almost always regret things said or done in anger. Too...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2011 1:01 pm UTC

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