Completing Strong Essays Thu, 30 Jan 2020 13:31:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 A Guide To Creating The Bibliography Part Of An MLA Research Paper Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:57:30 +0000 Continue reading "A Guide To Creating The Bibliography Part Of An MLA Research Paper"]]> MLA format is one of the most popular choices by authors that create research paper in English. In order to come up with an efficient bibliography section, there are some ideas that you should keep in mind. Most of the time, you will use the heading “Works Cited” to introduce the section where you list the references. The entries should be in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. Read this post to find out more about MLA style.

Important points

If the name of the author is unknown, you should proceed to order the work by the title ignoring works like A, An or The. All the dates contain the months abbreviated except for the following: May, June and July. You can use either the day-month-year style, e.g. 9 Nov 2015, or the month-day-year style, e.g. Nov 9, 2015.

If you are creating your paper by hand, you should underline the title of the works cited in order to highlight these words. Otherwise, you are able to use italics on any writing software if you prefer. The first line of any entry in the bibliography section should be flush left and the following indented ½ “. This kind of arrangement rule is named hanging indentation.

About capitalization, the first letter of any relevant word should be capitalized in the titles. The rest of the words, such as abbreviations and part of the works, should be lowercased. In addition, the publisher’s name is abbreviated whenever possible. The most common separation for author, title and publication is a period and a space. Quotation marks are used for unpublished works only.

About the format

There a few choices that you can make regarding minor details but the MLA standards are quite thorough about the style. It is advisable to follow the instructions to the letter in order to avoid confusion in future corrections. In this regard, you will find handbooks where authors explain how to apply the format to cite any source. Most likely, you will be listing books, articles and some websites. If you need to know how to apply the style to other publications in your research paper, take a look at this great website. There, you will find plenty of information regarding these issues and useful tips that will make the creation process easier.

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Creating A Topic Sentence For A Research Paper Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:53:22 +0000 Continue reading "Creating A Topic Sentence For A Research Paper"]]> The topic sentence is the part of the paragraph that tells the main idea. It is where you will make your point about the subject. It will appear at the beginning of the paragraph as the first sentence. This is the sentence that will be pulled directly from your outline and will give your reader an idea of what the sentence is about.

You should be able to choose the topic sentence out of every paragraph in a research paper because it is the sentence that explains what the paragraph is about. Here is how each paragraph shows up in a paragraph.

Topic sentence. Reason number one. Explanation of why the reason proves the thesis. Reason number two. Explanation of why this reason proves the thesis. Transition to new paragraph.

This is the basic structure of a paragraph and here is the best ways to construct a topic sentence of your piece.

  1. Decide on the main idea that you want to present in your paragraph. This would be something that explains the thesis.
  2. It will be the idea that you presented in your thesis statement. You can include a transitional phrase in the beginning of the sentence.
  3. It should capture the essence of the paragraph and not mention things that don’t appear in the paragraph.

When you are ready to write your paper, you will develop an outline. The outline will identify the main points that you will want to discuss in your paper. The first part of your paragraphs will be the topic sentences for your paper. So, say you have a five paragraph essay and you use the regular format with the introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion. You will develop an outline that shows five main sections and the first part will become your topic sentence. It can include the transitional phrase as well if the transitional phrase is used at the beginning of the sentence.

Here is an example:

Thesis statement: When you are writing an essay, you will want to include an introduction, a body section, and a conclusion.

Topic sentence for first body paragraph: The first section of an essay is the introduction which will be where you will introduce the topic and give background information about it.

Notice how the first body paragraph will be about the first part of the essay which is the introduction. If you’re familiar with all of these rules, take a look at this freelance writing website.

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Recommendations On How To Set Up A Research Paper In The APA Style Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:50:51 +0000 Continue reading "Recommendations On How To Set Up A Research Paper In The APA Style"]]> Introduction

When it comes to citation of research paper on social sciences, American Psychological Association (APA) style is most recommended. There are a number of specifications that are expected for any research paper written in APA style. These include:

General/ Basic APA guidelines

There are certain fundamental specifications for citation of a research paper in APA style. These include:

  • Page set up
  • Your research paper should always be typed to make it presentable; it should have a double space at the top of the page and should be on a standard size page of about (8.5″ ×11″) and a margin of 1 inch all over the marginal ends. Be sure to use a clear font size that is easily legible. 12 pt is the recommended font size for any APA style research paper.

  • Page headers
  • At the top of every page of your research paper, it is expected for you to have a page header. In order to insert a page header, you begin by creating a page header and inserting a page number. Then click on the right button.

Main research paper sections

Your research paper is expected to have four portions, sections. These include: title page, the abstract, main body as well as references.

  • Title page
  • The title page of your research paper should have the paper title, name of author as well as the institutional affiliation. Be sure to include the page header at the flush left and the page number to the flush right. Both should be on the top of the page of your research paper. Note that the title you chose for your running head should appear on all subsequent pages after the title page.

    Following the running head should be the author’s name. The name should have the first, middle and last name but without titles such as Dr, Degrees, PhD.

    After the name should be the institutional affiliation. This one indicates where the author conducted their research from.

  • Abstract page
  • As stated earlier, the title on the running head should also appear on the abstract at the page top. Center the term “Abstract”. It is not allowed to bold, italicize, underline or put quotation marks.

    Starting from the next line, put down a brief summary of the points deduced for your research paper. Avoid indenting at all costs. Your research paper should have sections such as: your research paper topic, the questions, participants in research, methodology, results, data analysis and representation as well as conclusion. However, it is also allowed that you include your results implications and intent future work. Note that the abstract should just be one paragraph of between 150-250 words.

    In case you want to include keywords in your abstract, assume you are beginning a new paragraph and indent them. Our colleagues from AssignmentGeek are ready to help you if you need it.

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List Of 12 Great Research Paper Titles About Technology Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:40:15 +0000 Continue reading "List Of 12 Great Research Paper Titles About Technology"]]> Writing a research paper about technology can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. Knowing where to start can be the difference between a good grade and a bad grade. The best place to start is with the titles. Thinking of a topic is extremely easy and at time it can be fun. Try to think of something that you like, this way you will be positive throughout the project. Of course you can pick something you don’t quite understand and do the research that is required. Read this article to find out the different tips and tricks that are out there, that you can use to your advantage..

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  1. What important technologies can we use to solve global problems?
  2. How has technology help people with disabilities
  3. Should we create an artificial intelligent computer?
  4. What are the negatives of playing computer games for long periods of time?
  5. What will the future of technology look like in the next few centaury’s?
  6. What will the future of technology look like in the next few decades?
  7. Should we genetically modify animals to solve world hunger problems?
  8. What are the long term effects of living in a world with advanced technology, would it be a positive thing?
  9. What are the advantages of living in a world with advanced technology?
  10. What are the negatives of living in a world with advanced technology?
  11. What are the long term effects of using a computer for 8 hours a day?
  12. Will we ever have the technology for interstellar space travel?

These are some topics presented by that you can use. Take your time thinking of a title that you see yourself doing, since you are going to enjoy writing the project a lot more. Picking a topic that you already have knowledge about is going to be a huge advantage, since you have to do less research on the matter. However, you can pick a project that you have no clue about and do the research that is required. Take notes as you go alone, since this can help you pick out a topic.

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How to Write An Informative “How To” Essay Fri, 01 Jul 2016 08:00:27 +0000 Continue reading "How to Write An Informative “How To” Essay"]]> Often, teachers will assign a topic that is very popular in freshmen and sophomore composition classes—an informative essay on how to do something you know how to do very well. These can be some of the easiest, most rewarding, fun essays to write especially if you follow my handy “how to write a great how to essay below.

What to Write About In an Informative, How-To Essay

One great topic to pick for a how-to essays is something you love to do, or something only you know how to do that is really interesting. For example, how to decorate a fancy birthday cake, how to knit a scarf with ease, making your own tissue box, or something that shows off your own uniqueness like “how to raise a wolf pup” (this is one of the more interesting essays I received as a teacher.” Other fun ones include cooking essays and how to do something that turned out to be harder than you thought it would, like a “laying your own laminate flooring, laying your own roof, changing your own oil kind of essay. Weekly Essay will write you an awesome essay!

Use a Step Structure and Finish Your Essay Quickly

You can move through this kind of essay very quickly with a how-to essay because the entire essay can be visualized as each paragraph covering a different step of the how to process. For example, in the how to decorate the perfect cake above, you can spend a paragraph on gathering and or buying all the tools you need for really decorating a fancy cake. Then, you can spend the next paragraph on getting the cake ready for decorating, for example, evening up the edges, letting it cool properly, dusting off crumbs from the coat. Next, you can discuss the art of the crumb layer of icing (the first layer). Then spend a paragraph on cake decorating proper—little roses, finishing touches, adding color and adding swirls and whatnot.

Use Descriptive Details in Excess

How to essays really come alive when you add lots of descriptive details to your paper. Any kinds of details that involve your senses really engage your reader. Involving the senses is always crucial in descriptive essays of any kind.

How to Write a Closing for an Informative Essay

This is best shown through example. What you do not want to do is write a very predictable “so this is how to do that, bye” kind of paragraph. Instead, perhaps say how fun it will be decorating new cakes, or how if the first effort at anything is not a complete success, the next attempt will surely result in a better product.

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