Nonfiction Book Report

The book I chose to read is The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks. In it, Sacks includes anecdotes of his experiences as a psycho-neurologist. The book was tolerable at best, and it was not something I would ever go out of my way to read. It is too dated to be useful to the casual reader. The cases it presents may still be interesting for those in the...
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Using Quotes within your Essay

Today, we are going to learn how to use quotes properly in your paper, also known as parenthetical citations or in text citations. Now, you will also need a Works Cited page at the end of your essay; however, this PowerPoint is just focusing on how to use the quotes inside the paper. First of all, you are always going to introduce a quote. In other words, a quote will never be in a sentence by...
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How to Write a Paper (Using APA Citations)

This presentation is conducted by Dr. Vera Lee Byrd Educational Consultant. When you write a paper it is helpful to have reference software and this reference software can be anything that you would like to add to your collection of software. What I have chosen to do is to use APA, and I use APA primarily because when I wrote my dissertation, Penn State University required that we use the APA...
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Basics of Citing, MLA: In Text Citations

This article will focus on creating the in-text components of your citations, which appear within the narrative of your paper. You may recall that the in-text citation is where you pause in your writing to acknowledge the source of the idea or quote you've just referred to in your work. Why are these in-text citations needed when you're already including a Works Cited list? Basically it's done...
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How to Analyze Literature

"Literary analysis can be intimidating to a lot of students, and it does take some critical thinking. However, it doesn't have to be a mystery. First, let's define literary analysis. Analysis in general means that you are examining something critically by looking at its separate parts. So, if you are analyzing a football team's chance of winning a game, you wouldn't just consider their record....
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How to Write a Great Essay Conclusion

When you write the conclusion of your essay, it can be really difficult to avoid being too repetitive. I think that's the number one thing that people struggle with - they want their conclusion to be somewhat interesting still, but they end up often simply repeating themselves. So the question is, how can we make our conclusions fresh and interesting? And what we'll do here is we'll look at some...
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Questions For Your Paragraphs

When you ask yourself  questions they're not all going to result in good answers that will translate into a good paragraph but one or two of them might and you can structure an entire paragraph with one or two sentences that make a good argument as to why this one point is correct in supporting your thesis or your claim the overall conceit of your five paragraph essay you can add to that a...
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How To Write About Emotions

There are the things that are happening in my life and I think it is really relevant for you to know that about me but they didn't want to make that the focus of their application and both of those work it is really about what is what how can you be true to yourself in this process I wanna stress that I think it is interesting I think it is an interesting story obstacles are powerful and and they...
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Essay Polishing Stage

The last these five minutes are very important that is known as polishing stage and what will you do in this polishing stage that you will sorry okay you will underline the important words you will put boxes among many lines or words where you feel that you need to highlight these points so you will polish us's underlining and making boxes is not only polishing but somewhere you might have made...
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Expository Essay Writing Tips Part 4

Week One, Day 5 Week One QUIZ DIRECTIONS: Choose the best answer. The first step in the writing process is Rough copy Publishing Pre-writing Final Copy The first sentence in a paragraph is the Topic Conclusion Definition Elaboration The three middle sentences in a paragraph are Details or reasons Topic sentences Random ideas None of the above A Predicate is Who or what the sentence is about What...
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