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Please give me at least five research topics. It's for a descriptive research.   

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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My Family Paragraph

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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What are some similarities and differences of academic and non-academic writing?  

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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How does one write a critical appreciation?

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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How To Start An Autobiography

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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What are the characteristic features of a good essay?  

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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What tense should I use when writing an essay?

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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How To End An Autobiography

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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essay The four pillars of the national honor society are character,scholarship,leadership and service.choose the...

You can choose any of the pillars to be your focus, but you need to brainstorm first and then write an essay about how the other three pillars play a part in the primary one. For example, if you...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2012 10:53 am UTC

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Thesis statement for "Stress Effects on Health and Behavior" and what are three major points?

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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Can a title be a question? Does it need punctuation?    

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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What is a good thesis or topic sentence for the short story "The Cask of Amontillado"? I've been having a lot of...

Based on the final part of the question, it seems that you are asking for help writing an introductory paragraph about “The Cask of Amontillado.” The start of that introductory paragraph is your...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2017 2:34 am UTC

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What is a good example of a topic sentence for an argumentative essay? An example of an introduction to an essay?

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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If you are writing an essay do you underline, use quotation marks or italicize the book title?

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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I need a thesis statement for Human Trafficking and I don't know where to start to write it.

The thesis statement is a one or two sentence statement which sets the tone of the paper and gives the reader an overview of the content of the paper. I tend to construct thesis statements in a...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2015 3:02 pm UTC

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To What Extent

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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What is a good thesis for a research paper regarding cell phones? I'm very interested about cell phones and would...

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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How do you approach the Preface, Acknowledgement, Bibliography and Introduction for a longer writing project?

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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Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there and why is it...

"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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What is a good thesis statement for an essay about college athletics?

A good thesis statement would be on a topic that you care about and also one that you can see both sides to the story, even if you much prefer one side to another. Writing an essay is an exercise...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2016 6:43 pm UTC

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Theme Vs Thesis

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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What does a rough draft on a research paper look like? I just need the outline of a rough draft.

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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What is the similarity between paragraphs and essays?

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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What is an example of an "occasion" statement and what words identify it as such?

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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What Do You Mean By Environment

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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What is a GOOD thesis statement for a research paper on eating disorders are a worldwide problem. What are 3 things I...

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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How do you quote dialogue in an essay?

There are a few different ways it may be necessary to quote dialogue from a novel or other literary work in an essay.1) If you are using any narrative or stage directions in your quote to prove...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2012 9:06 am UTC

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How might one analyze the essay "A Dialogue on Democracy," by A. S. Hornby?

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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What is the difference between title and thesis statement?

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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When writing the end of a body paragraph in an essay, how would you conclude it?

You might like to think of your body paragraphs as being mini-essays in terms of their structure. That is, you still need to introduce them and conclude them in the same way that you introduce and...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011 8:53 pm UTC

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I am writing a paragraph on goals.  Can you give me a topic sentence that has both a "topic " word (which is a goal)...

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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I am trying to write a paragraph comparing two of my friends, can you give me some ideas for comparison? I did not...

For a compare and contrast essay of two of my friends, I would first decide the perspective from which I would compare them. This is what I would be presenting again in my concluding paragraph:...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2012 10:15 pm UTC

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How do you think technology will change in the future? This is for essay help.  Thanks!

Textbooks will all be online...no more excuses of "I left my book at home" or "my book is in my locker (or someone's car)." Testing and maybe even classroom discussions will take place...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2010 6:11 am UTC

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What is the difference between expository and persuasive writing?

Expository writing is writing that is used to inform. You can take the word "expose" from "expository," so in essence you are exposing something about your topic. In these types of essays, you are...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2011 7:51 am UTC

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Can someone please help compare and contrast modern versus traditional poetry?

The characteristics of traditional poetry depend on which tradition you examine and how far back you go. John Milton referred to "the troublesome and modern bondage of rhyming" when he decided to...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2020 8:15 am UTC

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How can I write my THESIS STATEMENT about dreams? My essay explains the importance of dreams and how they affect...

There are several components to a thesis statement. First, a thesis has to state an opinion. It has to be debatable. It looks like you have that, as many would argue that dreams have nothing to do...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2018 3:12 pm UTC

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How do authors use characters to help develop theme(s) in a book? The prompt is "major characters in novels or...

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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How do you write a topic sentence for a character?

A topic sentence in each paragraph of an essay ensures that the person writing the essay stays focused on the relevant information that he wants to include in that paragraph. The topic sentence...

Latest answer posted April 23, 2015 10:19 am UTC

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Arguments for and against the statement "Homework is a waste of time" Can you please give me some arguments for and...

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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Can somebody give me a good animal abuse theisis? I'm writing about an animal abuse argument, and I am against animal...

Given the stand which you have made, "I am against animal abuse," you have a good start. For any good essay, you must take a stand. That being said, your statement is one which most people would...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2011 6:52 am UTC

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I need help with a thesis statement for an essay on child obesity. I want to say that parents should stop pointing...

How about: Parents have a responsibility to prevent obesity in their children by teaching them healthy eating habits. I am all in favor of short, simple, straight to the point thesis statements....

Latest answer posted October 5, 2011 12:31 pm UTC

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Essay on Cell Phones in Schools What would be the best hook for an essay about the cell phone policy in schools?

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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How do you write a good essay for grade 12 English? How do I write a good thesis and topic sentence?

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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What would be a good thesis statement for an essay discussing capital punishment (the death penalty)?

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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"Language is a powerful weapon, and in the hands of a skilled person, it can be used to manipulate others." Discuss.

"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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What would be a good title for an essay about pollution as it relates to the environment?

I always try to have my students come up with a thoughtful title for their essays. I encourage them to do this early in the process if at all possible, because an effective title can be a good...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2016 6:09 pm UTC

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What is the criteria for selecting a research problem ? My question relates to Research Methodology.

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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What is the difference between general writing and technical writing? question is related to professional communication

There are actually a couple of answers to this question. One form of "technical writing," is writing that concerns technical subjects and technical fields (professions) but is written for an...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2010 3:20 am UTC

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What are some good topic sentences when it comes to the issue of homelessness? this is for an argumenative research...

If this essay is to be argumentative, you may wish to pick a side in the issue to begin with. For instance, if you are in favor of increased government spending to handle the homelessness problem,...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2009 3:27 am UTC

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What is a good thesis statement for a paper on judging others? 

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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