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2506, 2018

Pros and Cons of Genetic Engineering

By |Literature Reviews|

Writing as essay on some controversial medical topics, a genetic engineering essay in particular, is a fascinating experience, as it is a chance to go beyond popular myths or better said popular ignorance about something, which already defines the future of the humanity. If you start to search “genetic engineering”, you will get millions of results, but many of these sources are not credible or give very little information, while lots of them are too confusing and too boring for a [...]

1503, 2018

How to Develop Academic Writing Skills

By |Essay Writing Tips|

Do you know one question students have asked me as a writing tutor the most times? It was, “How to improve academic writing skills?” What is important, the students asked this question when they wanted to “improve academic writing skills” to complete the writing assignment they had. The question somehow made me smile, as it is like asking where the sea is when you are swimming in it. The fact is, completing your writing assignment IS a part of the process of improving [...]

803, 2018

A Comprehensible Guide to APA and MLA Formatting

By |Essay Writing Tips|

One of the reasons why professors assign writing essays is to teach students to format the paper according to the formatting style requirements. Therefore, formatting mistakes are not less important than structure or language ones. In addition, formatting is something, which depends not on students’ prior knowledge or intelligence, but on their efforts. Thus, following the styles' guidelines will show your professor either that you take learning seriously or that you are a careless and undedicated student. The requirements are so much [...]

2310, 2017

9 Tips for an Effective Application Essay

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Application essay for college is a matter of increased concern (sometimes – paralyzing fear) among high school students. Although you might hear every now and then that application essay is nothing to worry about, as “you just have to tell about yourself”, everyone who has tackled the task has already understood it is not that easy. Here are 9 tips to make sure your essay will impress admission officers and will not end in the “no” pile. 1. Do not confuse application [...]

1909, 2017

How TOEFL Essays Prepare (and Don’t) to Academic Writing

By |Essay Writing Tips|

Students take TOEFL if they wish to pursue higher education in the USA or the UK. It's important to understand that universities need students' TOEFL scores not only to determine the best candidate, but also to make sure they can handle requirements of the US higher education. This way, you can make several important inferences from TOEFL writing assignments that will help you understand the requirements to academic writing and, thus, success with essay writing once you are admitted. TOEFL has two writing tasks [...]

2607, 2017

Essay Topics on Education

By |Essay Topics|

Many students love to write essays about what schools and universities should be like: this is a unique opportunity to voice their opinions about what makes part of their lives without going to a rally. Unfortunately, having a lot to say might play against you this time, as you risk writing an essay that lacks focus and thus has doom chances for an A.  Here are some great essay topics on education that will help you choose your focus and write [...]

2607, 2017

Philosophy and Ethics Essay Topics

By |Essay Topics|

Here are some interesting philosophy paper topics and ethics essay topics for you. These topics are rather general and are not meant for students majoring in philosophy. Philosophy paper topics may be also created by choosing a theory or a philosopher and asking how justified the proposed ideas are. Likewise, you may investigate the ethical aspects surrounding any human practice to create an ethics essay topic.  You can also take the historical perspective and claim that particular philosophical or ethical beliefs [...]

2607, 2017

Essay Topics: Popular Practices

By |Essay Topics|

Writing an essay on the "topic which interests you most"? Here are some good topics to write about, as they deal with your own and social lives and will be definitely easy to relate to. In addition, you will get to know popular arguments and will be ready to take a stand when discussing these topics with family, friends or neighbors. 1. Should people be required to take a parenting class when they are expecting a baby? 2. Is it a good [...]

2607, 2017

State Policy Essay Topics

By |Essay Topics|

Here are some great topics on state policies. Where you have links, they lead to the review of credible sources, which you can use to write your essay (summaries and APA and MLA citations are included). Economics essay topics 1. Does national debt pose a threat to the country? Should the government be held responsible for increasing the national debt? 2. Should the government spend part of its budget on foreign aid? 3. Should the state spend part of its budget [...]

2607, 2017

Argumentative Topics about Technology

By |Essay Topics|

Here are some fascinating argumentative topics about the technology you would love to write about. Choose a question and read an overview of the best sources dealing with the issue. Technology topics dealing with human-technology interaction 1. Is the use of technology changing people? 2. Is technology making people smarter or dumber? Review of credible sources on the topic.  3. Is technology making people lazier/more dependent on it? 4. How has a particular technology affected particular human practice? (Considering the past, you, for example, can look at the [...]

2706, 2017

How to Paraphrase, Summarize, and Quote: Definition and Practice

By |Essay Writing Tips|

You need to learn to summarize, paraphrase, and quote to incorporate other writer’s words and ideas into your own writing. Considering the strict academic honesty rules and the increased effectiveness in detecting plagiarized content, these skills are essential for academic writing. What is the Difference Between Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting? To summarize means to render the main points and ideas of the author in your own words. This includes paraphrasing and (possibly) quoting from the original. A distinctive feature of a [...]

606, 2017

Free Will Does not Exist. Better Keep This a Secret?

By |Literature Reviews|

If you ever ask yourself, Does free will exist?, it is worth writing a free will essay, which will expose you to new findings and ideas on the topic and will order thoughts in your head. The notions of free will and determinism have been long discussed in the scientific and religious circles, as well as in everyday lives. Nevertheless, recent finding in neuroscience has considerably affected the topic. Namely, it has been investigated that human brain generates a thought of a [...]

1503, 2017

Overpopulation: An Elephant in the Room?

By |Literature Reviews|

Unlike the discussion of environmental issues, the concerns in relation to overpopulation receive less than little media attention. Even a recent adaptation of Inferno has not spurred much discussion on overpopulation either. Notably, the tough solution actually realized in the book has been successfully prevented in the film, making the film essentially different from the book in terms of resolution. So, is overpopulation a popular myth we have overgrown or an elephant in the room we refuse to notice? And if the [...]

1301, 2017

Mass Surveillance: Who is Watching and Should Anything be Done?

By |Literature Reviews|

Following the revelations of Edward Snowden on NSA’s data-collection programs, no doubts remain that mass surveillance exists. Therefore, the debate has shifted to whether it is a right or a wrong thing to do and discussing this will be a great idea for a mass surveillance essay. Specifically, you may write a great mass surveillance essay on the following topics: 1. Are government surveillance and intelligence community infringing on the citizens’ rights? 2. Can mass surveillance be justified? 3. Can the surveillance efforts [...]

2712, 2016

Academic Language: How to Avoid Common Mistakes

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The most common essay mistakes may be classified as pertaining to structure, language, and formatting, which are all considered on the blog.  Students generally know that they have to use academic language in your essays, but not all of them understand what stands behind the term. In particular, many students wrongly limit academic language to correct grammar.  It goes without saying that an essay should have no grammar mistakes or misspelled words, but there is more to it than that.  In this post [...]

2412, 2016

Essay Structure: How to Avoid Common Mistakes

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When asked about essay structure, students immediately recall "a 5-paragraph essay" as an example of how an essay should be structured. And this response misses a lot. It is not only that a 5-paragraph structure is required only when learning essay writing itself (on English 101 or similar courses - on other courses content drives the form, not vice versa). It is also that the appropriateness of essay structure is not limited to the right number of paragraphs. Have a look at the [...]

2112, 2016

Transplantation and Organ Donation Essay Tips and Sources

By |Literature Reviews|

Writing an organ donation essay or giving an organ donation persuasive speech is critical for making personal life choices and making a change in the world. There are different ways to narrow the topic and choose one clear focus for your essay. However, no matter what focus you choose, you will have to inform yourself on key aspects shaping the narrative around organ donation:  How high the need in organs is; What the legislature is and how the organs are allocated; [...]

212, 2016

Freedom of Speech Essay: Should Students’ Free Speech be Restricted on Campus?

By |Literature Reviews|

Writing freedom of speech on campus essay is a great chance for every student to investigate the topic and form a personal position on it. Although the very first impulse of a student living in a democratic society is to oppose any restriction of free speech, the issue is more complex than it seems. Let us first consider controversies and misconceptions about the free speech and its regulation on campus: Diverging Rerspectives The examples of free speech on campus are a [...]

111, 2016

A Strong Thesis Statement: Tips and Examples

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A thesis statement is a central element of an academic essay and an important academic writing skill. It presents the major message of the paper and a short summary of the points you make. This way, a thesis statement prepares your reader and facilitates understanding.  It is a thesis statement that adds logic and coherency to your writing.  How? A logical and coherent essay can be written only around a thesis statement: presented in the introduction, supported in the body paragraphs, [...]

2410, 2016

Is NASA Spending Worth It?

By |Literature Reviews|

“5 Popular Misconceptions about NASA” by Lauren Lyons Should the state invest in the space studies? The 2013 The Huffington Post article by a science communicator, engineer, and space policy analyst Lauren Lyons is sure to persuade you it should. The author believes that another answer may only be given if the person lacks basic knowledge about the organization and its role. In particular, Lyons names five common misconceptions about NASA: 1. NASA has shut down. The author shows many people wrongly [...]

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