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Checklist for academic essays | Is your essay ready to submit?

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An academic essay is a focused piece of writing that aims to present a convincing argument using evidence, analysis and interpretation. It always has an introduction, a main body, and a conclusion. When you’ve finished writing your essay, use this checklist to evaluate your work. Checklist: Essay 0 / 14 My essay follows the requirements of the assignment (topic and length). My introduction sparks ...

How to revise an essay in 3 simple steps

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Revising and editing an essay is a crucial step of the writing process. It often takes up at least as much time as producing the first draft, so make sure you leave enough time to revise thoroughly. The most effective approach to revising an essay is to move from general to specific: Start by looking at the big picture: does your essay achieve its overall purpose, and does it proceed in a logical ...

Transition Words & Phrases

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Transition words and phrases (also called linking words, connecting words, or transitional words) are used to link together different ideas in your text. They help the reader to follow your arguments by expressing the relationships between different sentences or parts of a sentence. Transition words example The proposed solution to the problem did not work. Therefore, we attempted a second solutio...

What file formats are supported by the thesis Proofreading & Editing service?

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If you would like to have your thesis edited by Scribbr, you can upload your thesis only in the following format: Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx) The editor will improve your thesis using ‘Track Changes’ in Microsoft Word. We will always return to you a .docx file. In this Word file you can accept or ignore the changes the editor has made using the ‘Track Changes’ tool in Word. You can conve...

Kinds of argumentative academic essays and their purposes

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Most of the time, when your supervisors and others talk about academic essays what they mean is essays that present well-reasoned points of view on various topics. This article explains some essential kinds of these essays—exegetical, discursive, expository, and argumentative—and outlines their key differences and similarities. We’ll call the group of them “persuasive essays,” since they all requi...

Setting Up the APA Reference Page | Formatting & References (Examples)

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This article reflects the APA 7th edition guidelines. Click here for APA 6th edition guidelines. On the APA reference page, you list all the sources that you’ve cited in your paper. The list starts on a new page right after the body text. Follow these instructions to set up your APA reference page: Place the section label “References” in bold at the top of the page (centered). Order the references...

How to write an essay introduction | 4 steps & examples

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A good introduction paragraph is an essential part of any academic essay. It sets up your argument and tells the reader what to expect. The main goals of an introduction are to: Catch your reader’s attention. Give background on your topic. Present your thesis—the central point of your essay. This introduction example is taken from our interactive essay example on the history of Braille. Essay intr...

How do you incorporate an interview into a dissertation?

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You have performed qualitative research for your dissertation by conducting interviews that you now want to include: how do you do that? Chances are that this was never explained to you and you don’t know what is expected. That’s why in this article we describe how interviews can be included in, for instance, the discussion section of your dissertation and how they can be referenced. Including int...

How do you determine the quality of a journal article?

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In the theoretical framework of your thesis, you support the research that you want to perform by means of a literature review. Here, you are looking for earlier research about your subject. These studies are often published in the form of scientific articles in journals (scientific publications). Why is good quality important? The better the quality of the articles that you use in the literature ...

How do you read a scientific article?

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A scientific article in a journal or scientific publication, if you have little research experience, can seem to be a difficult and complicated text. However, most scientific articles have a clear structure to make reading them just that much easier. By reading a scientific article in a structured manner, you can better determine if it’s relevant and useful for your dissertation. In this (non-scie...

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