What is a Research Paper?

What is a Research Paper?

The words “research paper” on a syllabus may pack you with fear. Research papers mean hours spent in the library, more hours toiling with notes and drafts, and the headache of dealing with the arcane rules of documentation.

Before you begin working on a research paper in any course, it is significant to understand what a research paper is not . Continue reading What is a Research Paper?

How to identify coercive citation requests from an editor

How to identify coercive citation requests from an editor

Discussions about scientific misconduct are no longer just a closely held, cooed communication inbetween scientists. Over the past decade, commentary about the integrity of the scientific endeavor has been voiced in popular newspapers, blogs and public debate, clouding the integrity of the scientific endeavor. Continue reading How to identify coercive citation requests from an editor

101 (or thereabouts) of Margo’s pet peeves in the writing of research papers

101 (or thereabouts) of Margo's pet peeves in the writing of research papers

References are not nouns. What does this mean? It means that the following is wrong: “In [1], Jack and Jill went up a hill.” Instead, you can say, “Mother Goose reports that Jack and Jill went up a hill [1].”

Now that Halloween is over, go on a which hunt. In general, everywhere you are using “which,” you should be using “that.” The particular rule is that “which” prefaces a clause that could be liquidated from the sentence without switching the meaning; if you need the clause to understand the sentence, then you want “that.” A corollary is that if the phrase is preceded by a comma, you most likely want “which.”

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The final stage of instructing handwriting is learning how to join letters to form words

The final stage of teaching handwriting is learning how to join letters to form words. Our free handwriting practice worksheets and animations provide resources for teaching primary school children how to join cursive and continuous cursive letters for all bottom joins, top joins, e joins and bottom to c shaped joins.

Having mastered pre-handwriting patterns, children progress to learning how to handwrite letters, numbers and symbols. Here we explain the different font types trained in UK schools and provide animations and free handwriting practice worksheets for training pre-school and primary school children how to form capital. Continue reading The final stage of instructing handwriting is learning how to join letters to form words

Steps for Writing a History Paper

Steps for Writing a History Paper

Writing a history paper is a process. Successful papers are not ended in a single moment of genius or inspiration, but are developed over a series of steps. When you very first read a paper prompt, you might feel dazed or intimidated. If you think of writing as a process and break it down into smaller steps, you will find that paper-writing is manageable, less daunting, and even pleasurable. Continue reading Steps for Writing a History Paper

Philosophy 1100: Introduction to Ethics

Philosophy 1100: Introduction to Ethics

WRITING A GOOD ETHICS ESSAY

The writing of essays in which you argue in support of a position on some moral issue is not something that is intrinsically difficult. However such essays may be rather different from those that you have written before. What I want to do in this handout, accordingly, is to describe some of the more significant characteristics of such essays, and to suggest some suggestions which you may find helpful. Continue reading Philosophy 1100: Introduction to Ethics