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Q&A How can I shorten a piece of writing without losing its original essence?

I need to know how to make my writing more brief without maring its original meaning and message. I have been struggling with that for a while, and still cannot do that. It simply seems to me that ...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Stacy‭  ·  last activity 18d ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Q&A Finding literary critiques

I have been finding it very difficult to come up with topics/ theses for my essay assignments and I think reading the works of more experienced scholars may be useful. However, I haven't been able...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by user21057‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can an essay have a preface?

I'm writing a multi-faceted essay that will fill multiple pages (I suppose that it could be considered a collage of essays that build on each other to support one larger theme). This is something I...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Kai Maxfield‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Using expletives in an essay

Good day everyone! Just a background, I am writing an essay that is formatted with APA styling. In my paper, I have the word "shit" in it; essentially in this part of the essay, I am discussing...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Spartan‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Difference between an 'Abstract' and an 'Introduction' in a feature article?

I have to write a feature article for school. However, I'm confused how an abstract [a summary of my points] is different to an intro [Where you outline the points you're going to be elaborating in...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by user3289740‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What steps to follow in thinking through the writing of a conclusion?

I am teaching some students how to write a 5-paragraph essay. Their writing is coming together, but when it comes to conclusions, they get lost. They have difficulty assembling the ideas for a conc...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Village‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where to put counter-examples within a 5-paragraph essay?

I am tutoring some students in the very basics of writing a 5-paragraph essay to present an argument, in preparation for more advanced academic writing. I am instructing them to include: An intr...

4 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by Village‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is the statement readable [closed]

This is not a proof reading request, I would just like to know whether the statements are readable or at least correct in structure before I would submit it. "Prescriptions hold no metaphysical s...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Jessica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Knowing When To Cite?

In my essay (specifically a recount essay of a moment in the past), my objective is to end with the discussion of Death as a being (because my recounted moment will be related to death). I'd like t...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by jeremy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is this essay title critical?

I'm currently writing a critical essay, arguing individualism, narcissism and collectivism within an online society. However I feel that the title I've come of up with for this essay just isn't cr...

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Phil Hudson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to further improve the flow and crispness in the essay?

I am writing an essay in which I used a simple chronological flow. Setting first the background, then the circumstances I was involved in and the decision I took, and finally my conclusion after th...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Peretz‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it ok to begin an essay/report with a quote?

I am writing an essay on project management within IT and in my introduction I will give a brief description of project management, to being my essay I was looking at using one of these: Pro...

2 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Darren Burgess‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to focus a "Final Exam Essay"

I have an Psych professor who likes to give essays instead of exams. His final exam is an essay that is supposed to encompass all we learned this semester. He gave us a checklist of what it should ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Caleb Jares‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A When is it correct to capitalize terms/phrases in a personal statement?

I'm writing a personal statement for graduate admissions, and I've a query regarding the use of capitalization in the midst of sentences. For example, is it correct/expected to capitalize the names...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by TCSGrad‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tense of Literary Essay

When writing a literary essay in English what tense should be used: Past as in: Gatsby’s parties were ostentatious and exquisite Or present as in: Gatsby’s parties are ostentatious and e...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is my essay on group learning clear and well-organized?

I'm looking for all-around advice on this essay (I'm a foreign student, and learning English), but primarily, I wanted to ask is whether my essay is well-organized and clear enough. I mean, the fir...

1 answer  ·  posted 12y ago by xzhu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Critique of short essay [closed]

Basically I need some critics regarding the following points: Does this description essay archive its goal (a creepy story with a 'sappy' ending)? How is the 'rhythm' of the story (is there some...

1 answer  ·  posted 12y ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I include diagrams in essays for complex topics?

I know that it breaks the general format of essays and that you should generally not include diagrams in essays. I just find it hard to keep clarity for parts that can be misunderstood, if interpre...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Mathieu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I quote the author or artist from a comic? MLA

I'm kind of confused on how to quote a scene in a comic/graphic novel. I understand that if you are quoting something that a character said, that you would do the usual (Author's Last name, Page ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Lion‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to interleave a story with context and introspection?

Is it possible to interleave a story with some context and with the first persons thoughts and feelings without distracting, confusing or boring the reader? Content wise, i think the essay-ish pie...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Koinc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do writers write philosophical essays?

I'm son to two philosophers, and maybe this shaped too much my way of understanding the world. I think a lot, or maybe thinking means a lot to me. And, mainly, I think about art questions and art p...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by h4ml3t‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How many points are sufficient for my essay?

I am writing a 3000 word essay entitled 'Challenges and opportunities of future Civil Aviation'. For the essay, I have taken two aspects of the future of civil aviation in supersonic flight and bio...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Linfan Siddiqi‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Handling Dependencies in Essays

Suppose I'm writing an essay on topic A. My view on A, however, requires the reader to be familiar with certain aspects of other, perhaps seemingly unrelated, topics say B, C, and D. It is not reas...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Bernardo Meurer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it redundant to repeat a subject when it's been implied in a college essay?

Consider the following: During my year at UH Manoa, I felt prepared for my computer science courses given my previous experience with programming, but I wasn’t sure how I could apply myself...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by darylnak‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I use he, she, or it when referring to a bird as a metaphor for my cell phone?

I'm writing a descriptive essay about a bird, which is a metaphor of my cell phone. So far, I have been using the pronoun "it" when describing the bird/cell phone; however, it feels awkward as th...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Frank‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you write short-short nonfiction?

I need to write an opinion, narrative of only 80 words in length. Examples: write about your fondest childhood memory/comment: homework should be banned, etc. How are short-short pieces like this...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Stacy‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you construct a thesis statement? [closed]

I have read any essay making tips and they said that the thesis statement is key to the thesis. So I tried to make one based on a question. So assume question like this: Overpopulation of urban a...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Aroli Marcellinus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the guide for writing essay for a people who cannot even write a paragraph?

I have already searched any tips about writing essay and paper, and it still abstract tips like researching, creating your own thesis statement, and so on. I even cannot create a good paragraph. So...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Aroli Marcellinus‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I make a collection of essays / arguments more attractive to publishers?

I've written several essays and am still working on some that I would like to eventually get published. The issues I cover are on a wide range of topics ranging from Scientology to Piracy to Demo...

4 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by J.T.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to write an essay on a very narrow field

I am more of a fiction writer, so writing essays or nonfiction doesn't come as naturally to me. The need does occasionally arise, however. I normally wouldn't have much trouble with it, except that...

0 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Text referencing protected, trademarked™ and copyrighted© names, what is the correct procedure?

When writing an academic essay, if I was to reference Microsoft or Facebook, should I write Microsoft™, Microsoft® or just Microsoft? What is the difference?

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by IEnumerable‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Quoting an expletive in a high school essay?

I'm in 11th grade in a New Zealand high school, and for my end of year exam I'm planning on using a quote from the book I have chosen which contains the word "f*ckin". This is a quote which is impo...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by user22164‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it acceptable to use many footnotes to share additional ideas?

I teach a course in remedial academic writing. The students should learn to write at the graduate level. Some of the students are ELLs. They tend to include many extraneous thoughts and ideas in t...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Village‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I put diagrams into a formal essay?

I have asked a question like this before in Workplace, but this time is only about diagrams specifically, and on formal work generally. Some answers in there say that I can use the Venn diagram if ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by Ooker‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I explain a lack of sufficient data in my essay?

In the essay that I'm writing, I claim that women are more likely to be victims of abduction than are men. As evidence, I cite a study on child abduction (the NISMART, if you must know) stating tha...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by moonman239‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a self expression article called?

I've been blogging for a while and I only write my thoughts and opinions on topics such as world peace, social matters, art &amp; culture, and various other topics. I want to make a living writing ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Yostina‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to cite a statistic from a website using APA?

Most of my life I've used the MLA citation format when writing any sort of essays or research papers about difference topics. However recently I've been exploring different types of citation format...

0 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Ski Mask‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I indicate a superfan review vs a social-criticism essay?

I occasionally write short essays about classic films, and have been thinking about converting them into video essay for YouTube. What I observe are 2 very different types of essay – I'm not sure ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by wetcircuit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I answer high-school writing prompts without sounding weird and fake?

Being given a prompt makes me freeze up immediately. Let me clarify. I'm talking about high school writing prompts. You know. Those. The ones that ask you to write an essay about what you would c...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Carlos Cienfuegos‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A In-text citations for a source with no page numbers

I'm using online sources for an essay for my DE History course, and we're required to use in-text citations when we quote or paraphrase sources, with the format of author-page number, like (Johnson...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I keep an essay about "feeling flat" from feeling flat?

I was invited to participate in an anthology of essays about a tv show. I chose an episode based on the Wikipedia summary (since it had been so long since I had watched it), but after I watched it...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by April Salutes Monica C.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to respond to overenthusiastic copy-editing

I was approached by a science magazine to write a long-form critical essay, and I gave them a 6000-word piece with extensive endnotes. After two months of being with the editorial team it comes bac...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by David Roberts‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A College Essay - Thesis and Topic - Hard to differentiate

I have a hook. But my thesis seems to be more like a restated topic rather than a piece that encapsulates my topic with a claim. Any tips on how to fix this? I don't want a weak topic, but I also d...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by TheRedBandit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is using first person in academic/technical essays always bad?

For as long as I can remember, my teachers have taught me never to use first person in an essay. Yet, some of the examples we read in classes, or older writings we have to annotate, are written in...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to write in a more conversational tone?

I come from an academic background. Writing has always been an easy thing to me, but almost all of my practice outside of poetry has been in academic writing. I'll find myself writing in the way ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Sermo‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Difference between a descriptive essay and a narrative essay?

Okay, so here's my problem: I am trying to write an essay from a prompt that uses the word "describe", but what I'm being asked to describe is not a single person or object, rather it's more broadl...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by pandalarry‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the structure of a good essay? [closed]

Please help me understand various approaches towards developing an essay about issues of society (like women's empowerment, child education, sanitation, Global Warming, etc.). Specifically, I want...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by abcdmath‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Question regarding SAT essay

I will be appearing for the SAT with essay next month. However I am confused about one thing- are we allowed to use abbreviations like "we're" (we are) and "it's" (it is) in the essay section? Will...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Som V. Tambe‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A No Contractions

When writing essays for History class, 5 points are taken off for every contraction. I don't see why writing it fully out is better than using a contraction, since it's shorter and it doesn't affec...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Noah Cristino‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where to find examples of real life situations and counter-arguments to support your arguments in an essay?

I'm currently writing an essay for a school assignment. My teacher's—and Google's—answers as to where to find examples of real life situations and counter-arguments to support my arguments in an es...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Daniel G.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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