Introductions set our readers expectations, secure their goodwill, and prepare them
for the proposition. They must also, subtly or explicitly, cohere the entire essay. To
I originally titled this section Conclusions but then realized how misleading that might
be. A section on conclusions could rightly be titled Propositions, since the statement
that in many cases you set out to explain or justify is in effect is yo
Student Instructions for MyReveiwers Peer Review
To complete this peer review, you will need to log into myreviewers.org, upload your prose draft as a pdf,
then peer review the essays assigned to you using the critical writing rubric.
To Register with MyR
Tips on Writing an Abstract
An abstract is a concise summary of the key points of an article, report, or book. A rule
of thumb is that the abstract should be about 10% of the length of the text it is
condensing, ranging from about 100 to 500 words. Abstra
During the early part of the last year at my middle school, I remember my friend showing
me a part of essay he had written on Bill Gates. Although the purpose of the assignment
was to explore Bill Gates accomplishments, I could recognize instan
Introduction to the Course
Focusing on the fundamentals of academic and professional writing, our seminars will sharpen your
reasoning and research skills, and teach you how to write with logical precision. Expect an intensive,
Why These Short Exercises?
Every culture has a proverb or a joke about breaking big jobs into smaller manageable
pieces (How do you eat an elephant? A bite at a time.) My favorite is the African
proverb, A little rain each day will fill the rivers to over
Fredrickson (2009) talked about a 3:1 ratio that would change your life.
In a 2001 journal article, Lyubomirksy states that the goal of positive psychology is to find out why some
people are happier than others.
Research suggests passion improves psycholo
LITERATURE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT THREE: DRAFT ONE
OF THE LITERATURE REVIEW
Write an 800-1000 word draft that uses your three sources to map out your targeted field
and topic of inquiry. Be sure to look at published literature reviews as a guide for how to