What challenges did you encounter implementing APA guidelines during the drafting
phase? What were they? Can you overcome these challenges? How?
The most challenging area for following APA guidelines for me has been the documentation.
The best conclusion for my research paper would be to summarize the rest of my paper. The
only reason that I say this is because after your essay is written there is nothing left to do but end
the paper with pulling all the most important parts to your co
A good thesis statement helps guide the rest of your paper. Do you think this is true? Is it true of
a poor thesis statement as well? Why?
Yes, I do believe that a good thesis statement guides the rest of your paper, because your thesis
gives the reader t
In this weeks non-graded activities, you learned about thesis statements.
Identify two key concepts that will help you write an effective thesis statement.
Why did you choose these two concepts?
The two key concepts that I chose to help me write an effect
In the assigned article Tips on Honing Your Writing, we are
told that the outline is the most important step in writingit is the
architecture of writing; words and sentences are just the interior
decoration (Joseph, 1990, p. 103). Does this statement surp
In the writing process you develop an outline, plan topic sentences,
and identify supporting points. Do you think these steps are
essential for planning and writing your final essay? Why or why
I think that steps are essential because if an outline,
The video Developing Outlines provides an overview of the
purpose of planning an outline. Does an outline make the writing
process go more smoothly? How?
Yes, an outline does make the writing process go more smoothly because
it allows the writer to put al
It is important that an essay not be a series of quotes or paraphrased material; ones own
analysis must be part of the essay. How can you create a balance between your own analysis
and the source material?
The way to balance your own analysis and source m
What do you think are the two most common mistakes a writer might make that could
cause his or her writing to be ineffective for readers? What steps might you take to avoid
I believe that the two most common mistakes that a writer might ma
When reading something that is written, an introduction is the first thing that a reader sees and is
possibly the most important part of the essay. By following the writers train of thought, it helps
the reader understand and consider what the author has
OPTIONAL: Do you think the following is a weak or strong thesis statement:
The subject of this paper is my experience with teaching elementary school
children? If you think its weak, why do you think so? How could you
improve it? If you found it to be a s
Imagine the impact of sending a business letter or memo that is
badly or improperly formatted. In particular, think about rules or
standards that must be followed at your place of business. Do you
think the reasons for rules and tradition for communicatio
How do you know whether you can trust Wikipedia or another online
Online resources categorize to be the secondary resources in any
kind of research or survey. The secondary resource has its own
advantages and disadvantages. The secondary resourc
It is sometimes difficult to be your own critic and to see clearly the changes that must be
made to a paper. There are several reasons for this, including the effort youve put into the
paper. Can you become your own editor and review your writing with a c
How do transitions help with the flow of an academic paper? Do certain transitions affect
the main point of your essay? Why or why not?
The use of transitions in a paper is the best way to shift from one idea to another. When talking
about using transitio
How do you know when to accept feedback from another source? What makes feedback
valuable? Should all feedback be considered valuable?
Accepting feedback from another source should be accepted at any time, I like to get feedback
when I have finished every
Is Renting An Apartment A Better Option Than Buying A House?
When a person is a homeowner, they actually own the house, there are things that
they do not have to worry about the things they have to think when renting an apartment. A good
example for that
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Associate Level Material
In the tables below, list the details provided in your feedback from different sources: your instructor,
WritePoint, Plagiarism Checker, and your peers. In the secon
What type of information would you include in a research plan? How will this information guide you as
you begin your project?
To start a research plan you have to first develop a research question, a working thesis, and a
research proposal. The research q
In reviewing Ch. 11, Section 2 of Writing for Success I was offered suggestions for my topic.
First and for most I wanted to take my time in picking it. I want it to be challenging and
something I am interesting in. It needs to be a top that can fulfill t
What websites do you normally frequent? Are these websites credible? When is credibility
more important and when is it less important? Please support your answers with specific
I frequent Google, Yahoo, Wikipedia, Facebook, Bing, and many more.
University of Phoenix selected the Publication Manual of the
American Psychological Association as a resource for all academic
writing. The manual is the style guide most often used for writing in
disciplines such as business and education, though some ot