Writing to Persuade, Argue, and Advise

Knowing how to write to persuade, argue, and advise are skills necessary of any successful essay writer. These three types of essays appear in every genre of university course and will become an essential part of your writing repertoire. While basic rules of essay structure remain the same, each style of essay differs in its […]

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Starting to Write: Brainstorming with a Mind Map

What is it? Basically, mind-mapping is a way to ‘brainstorm’ creative projects (or academic ones) in their early stages. It is a way of allowing a series of thoughts and ideas to ‘flow’ onto the page, the purpose being to just get them out. See, as you probably know, getting the ideas out and organized […]

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How to Avoid Plagiarism in Writing

Well, let’s state up front that the assumption behind this article is that plagiarism is something you want to avoid and want to make sure you understand the rules in order to effectively do that. When you write essays and other academic pieces of work you will be relying upon and quoting or paraphrasing the […]

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How a Great Reflective Essay Should Look

As any Arts major will tell you, reflective essays are the cornerstone of university humanities courses.Reflective essays are designed to deconstruct pastevents and analyze what can be learned from them. These essays can be used as a platform to discuss personal growth and development. While writing a great reflective essay can be a daunting task, […]

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Footnotes Dos and Don’ts

If you’ve ever read a textbook or an academic paper, chances are you’ve come across footnotes. Footnotes exist to represent either citations or additional pieces of information. How you use footnotes in your essay will depend on which essay style you are using. This short guide will act as a point of reference for planning […]

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Directive Essay Words

It is sometimes said that the difference between a good grade and a great one is the difference between someone who sees key words and charges with an answer, and someone who takes the time to read the question 2 or 3 times to make sure they understand it. This can happen with exams, quizzes […]

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Descriptive Writing

Have you ever been so enthralled by a book that you could actually visualize the descriptions of the characters and events? If you have, then you have come into contact with an example of great descriptive writing. Descriptive writing is defined as a literary device wherein the writer uses descriptive language to paint a picture […]

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Thesis – Plan & Objective

A thesis is a big undertaking. In order to be successful, students must develop a plan and have their goal firmly in mind. The first and most obvious goal of a thesis is to pass it successfully, as the grade that students receive for it has a significant effect on the final, overall grade. In […]

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The structure of academic papers

Academic work accompanies students throughout their professional lives. The first academic work that crosses your path is typically a writing assignment and rest assured, it will not be the only one! After all, term papers are examinations that conclude seminars and modules at the end of a semester. However, a term paper is not only […]

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Academic Work Guideline

Academic work – a standard of academic study Not infrequently, academic work presents students with a special challenge. In addition to the exams and oral examinations, the work is the usual proof of academic achievement and serves the university for the measurement of study achievements and as the basis of the performance assessment, which in […]

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