Supervised Theses + Essays + Writing Advice
Academic Essay Writing Checklist [RECOMMENDED]
Academic Essay Writing Checklist
Academic essay writing checklist [RECOMMENDED]
Here’s a checklist of all of the things you should check for when reviewing your polished essay.
Academic Essay Writing Self-Checklist
Academic Style Guidelines [RECOMMENDED]
Academic Writing Checklist
This is a checklist to help you organise and edit your essays and written work. Before you start writing your paper you will probably have discussed the title of your essay with your tutor. A title with a clear focus will make it easier for you to write a coherent, well developed essay. When you have written the first draft of your essay, you will need to ask yourself the following questions. https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/globalpad/openhouse/academicenglis...
An example of an essay plan [RECOMMENDED]
APA Citation Guide: How to cite anything in APA format
APA Referencing guide
APA Referencing Style Guide
APA Referencing Style
APA Style: Common Examples [RECOMMENDED]
A typical structure for an academic essay [RECOMMENDED]
“Academic essays in English may take several forms. One typical structure is demonstrated in the diagram below. This structure includes the main point of the essay in the introduction. The supporting points (sub points or arguments) that you are making appear in the paragraphs. The number of these body paragraphs may vary depending on the length of your essay. Here we show only four. The conclusion more or less repeats the main idea from the introduction.”
Avoiding Plagiarism in Essays, Reports and Dissertations
Students will sometimes be asked to write a report, essay or dissertation as part of their assessed work. In order to do this, they will need to consult information from various sources, such as books, journals, magazines, and websites. Great care needs to be taken when using this information, so as to avoid being penalized for plagiarism.
Avoiding plagiarism [RECOMMENDED]
This study guide aims to help you to understand what plagiarism is in the context of academic work, and offers guidance on how to avoid it.
Beginning the Academic Essay
The writer of the academic essay aims to persuade readers of an idea based on evidence. The beginning of the essay is a crucial first step in this process. In order to engage readers and establish your authority, the beginning of your essay has to accomplish certain business. Your beginning should introduce the essay, focus it, and orient readers.
Checklist for an effective academic essay
Chicago Citation Style: Footnotes and Bibliography [RECOMMENDED]
Chicago referencing style
Chicago Referencing Style
CHICAGO REFERENCING STYLE GUIDE
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Chicago Referencing Style –
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Critical Thinking [RECOMMENDED]
“An important aspect of critical thinking is the ability to evaluate the arguments and ideas presented by others, and to demonstrate this in how you present and analyse these ideas in your writing. Also important is your capacity to demonstrate a critical perspective in how you express your own ideas. “
Develop your essay writing [RECOMMENDED]
This guide looks at ways you can develop your essay writing practices
English Academic Essay Writing: A Brief Checklist http://www.f.waseda.jp/glaw/CLASSES/AEWBriefChecklist.pdf
Essay Checklist [RECOMMENDED]
Essay Structure [RECOMMENDED]
Writing an academic essay means fashioning a coherent set of ideas into an argument. Because essays are essentially linear—they offer one idea at a time—they must present their ideas in the order that makes most sense to a reader. Successfully structuring an essay means attending to a reader's logic.
Essay Writing – the Basics (RECOMMENDED)
Examples of Plagiarism [RECOMMENDED]
“The examples below demonstrate a few varieties of textual plagiarism, from verbatim copying to thorough paraphrasing. The comments that follow the examples offer guidance about how a source may be used and when a source must be cited.”
Examples of Plagiarism, and of Appropriate Use of Others’ Words and Ideas [RECOMMENDED]
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Harvard citations [RECOMMENDED]
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Harvard Referencing Style
HARVARD Reference Style Guide [RECOMMENDED]
HARVARD STYLE REFERENCING [RECOMMENDED]
How to Write a Thesis For B.A. and M.A. Students (and maybe Ph.D. students, too) by Charles Lipson University of Chicago
Introductions in Essays (Examples)
MLA Citation Examples [RECOMMENDED]
MLA citation style
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Some General Advice on Academic Essay-Writing
Understanding Essay Topics: A Checklist
Before you plunge into research or writing, think through the specific topic you are dealing with. Remember, you are not being asked just to collect facts, but to develop and display your powers of reasoning. You can save yourself time and frustration by beginning this reasoning early in the process.
Using Thesis Statements
When you are asked to write an essay that creates an argument, your reader will probably expect a clear statement of your position. Typically, this summary statement comes in the first paragraph of the essay, though there is no rigid rule about position. Here are some characteristics of good thesis statements, with samples of good and poor ones. Note that the better examples substitute specific argumentative points for sweeping general statements; they indicate a theoretical basis and promise substantial support.