Mark Parker

21
Apr

Tips for Writing an Effective Research Paper

Before we start our discussion off about how to write an effective research paper, let us go over the basics. What is a research paper? A research paper is basically a type of academic writing that should have theoretical and significant data that has gone through proper in-depth research. Take the five-paragraph expository essays of your high school days and

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19
Apr

Academics need to embrace new ways of writing and sharing research

Universities are a “thousand-year-old industry on the cusp of profound change”. That’s according to a study that explored Australia’s higher education landscape four years ago. One warning from the report rings true far beyond Australia and all the way around the world: Over the next ten-15 years, the current public university model … will prove unviable in all but a few cases.

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16
Apr

How to Improve Essay writing competencies?

If you’ve been told time and time again that you express great ideas in your essay writing but your writing needs polishing, you aren’t alone. The following tips will help improve your writing skills and turn you into a great writer. Avoid repetition: It’s an essay killer Though it may seem difficult when writing a five-page term paper on a single idea

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14
Apr

Top 5 Reasons Students Hate to Write

Many students, including homeschoolers, have an aversion to sentence writing, creative writing, journaling, paragraph writing, essay writing, formal writing, informal writing, and basically any kind of writing. Students need step-by-step writing instruction beginning with sentence composition, followed by paragraph composition, and finally, college-level essay composition to help them learn how to communicate better. But, many don’t understand why they need

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13
Apr

College papers: Students hate writing them. Professors hate grading them. Let’s stop assigning them.

Everybody in college hates papers. Students hate writing them so much that they buy, borrow, or steal them instead. Plagiarism is now so commonplace that if we flunked every kid who did it, we’d have a worse attrition rate than a MOOC. And on those rare occasions, undergrads do deign to compose their own essays, said exegetic masterpieces usually take them all of half an hour at

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12
Apr

Introducing Academic Strategies to Students: A Direct-Instruction Approach

Teachers know how difficult it often is to get students to understand and use a new academic strategy. A number of roadblocks can prevent students from successfully applying strategies. For example, students may initially learn the steps of a strategy incorrectly and become discouraged when they discover that it does not help them with their work. Even if students become

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11
Apr

The Art of the Paragraph: Applying Paragraphing Techniques in Your Fiction Writing

Paragraph writing in fiction doesn’t follow traditional rules. Like storytelling itself, it is artistically liberated, and that liberation gives it the potential to contribute to the story’s aesthetic appeal. Paragraphs build a story segment-by-segment. They establish and adjust the pace while adding subtle texture. They convey mood and voice. They help readers visualize the characters and the way they think

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