Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document.
Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, Writing Essays For Dummies shows you how to stay on top of each stage of the essay-writing process, to help you produce a well-crafted and confident final document. Writing Essays For Dummies covers: Part I: Navigating a World of Information Chapter 1: Mapping Your Way: Starting to Write Essays Chapter 2: Identifying the essay type Part II: Researching, Recording and Reformulating Chapter 3: Eyes Down: Academic reading Chapter 4: Researching Online Chapter 5: Note-taking and Organising your Material Chapter 6: Avoiding Plagiarism Part III: Putting Pen to Paper Chapter 7: Writing as a process Chapter 8: Getting Going and Keeping Going Part IV: Mastering Language and Style Chapter 9: Writing with Confidence Chapter 10: Penning the Perfect Paragraph Chapter 11: Finding Your Voice Part V: Tightening Your Structure and Organisation Chapter 12: Preparing the Aperitif: The Introduction Chapter 13: Serving the Main Course: The Essay’s Body Chapter 14: Dishing up Dessert: The Conclusion Chapter 15: Acknowledging Sources of Information Part VI: Finishing with a Flourish: The Final Touches Chapter 16: It’s all in the detail Chapter 17: Perfecting Your Presentation Chapter 18: The afterglow Part VII: Part of Tens
Many financial models are evaluated using the stochastic discount factor (SDF) approach because of its simplicity, flexibility and universality. The two essays of this work exploit these characteristics to re-examine two long-standing asset pricing topics: consumption-based and performance measurement models. The first essay develops a methodology to understand and compare the sources of pricing errors in models based on SDF moments. The method allows a new investigation of preference-based explanations of the risk-free rate, term premium and risk premium puzzles. The second essay presents a method to measure performance evaluation by developing bounds on admissible performance measures that are free from inference errors. The bounds are furthermore used in ranking mutual funds and as a diagnostic instrument for evaluating candidate performance measures. Each essay carefully establishes the empirical relevancy of the proposed methodologies. These extensions of the SDF framework provide important new insights and have numerous finance applications for academic researchers and practitioners.
This handy guide takes students through the complete process from what to do before they begin, to using feedback constructively for their next essay. Clearly and well-presented, it includes lively illustrations and now a new chapter on being critical in your essays.
Essay Assessment is considered to play a central role in educational process as essays are the most useful tool to assess learning outcomes. Consequently, essays have been incorporated into many of the standard testing programs like SAT (Systematic Aptitude Test), GRE (Graduate Record Examination), TOFEL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and GMAT (General Management Aptitude Test). Though the importance of essay assessment is elevated, the process of assessment using human evaluators is more of extremely labor intensive, time consuming and subjectivity. Hence, automatic essay scoring systems are developed to overcome all these problems in manual essay assessment. Currently, a number of automatic essay scoring systems using different techniques are available commercially or as a result of research in the field. However, most automatic essay scoring systems address English language. Therefore, this study is an attempt to develop similar systems for Amharic language which is the official language of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
To write history successfully, it is essential to understand the nuts and bolts of technique as well as the underlying principles which govern the whole process. Writing History Essays takes you step by step through the process of writing an assignment, breaking it down into a series of manageable tasks, including: • selecting sources• reading critically• taking notes• planning and drafting your essay• referencing correctly and avoiding plagiarism This book also takes you beyond the essay, with practical advice on writing book reviews, reports and dissertations, as well as guidance on sitting examinations. This new edition includes reflective questions at the end of each chapter and discussion of visual and web-based sources, making it an indispensable guide for history students.
The possibility of the economy becoming more mathematicized began in the late nineteenth century, with the Marginal revolution. According to MIROWSKI (1991), however, the process of mathematicization of economic discourse only became widespread from 1925 onwards. In an attempt to elucidate how and when this process took place in Brazil, we wrote three critical essays on the subject. The goal of the first essay is afford Brazilian students and researchers easier access to a discussion that is somewhat disperse in our country, and also to encourage further research on the subject. We begin the second essay by presenting the main benefits of the mathematicization of economics, as argued by some of the advocates of the progress of the mathematical formalization of economic discourse. After that, we point out the more traditional criticisms to this mathematicization process. In our third essay, we check how mathematical formalization in economics advanced in Brazil in the last three decades. To this end, we categorize every article published in three of Brazil?s main economics journals from 1981 to 2010, according to the type of argument used. The total of articles analyzed was 5,733.
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The Writers at Work series prepares ESL students to tackle academic essay writing. This book teaches the basics of academic essay writing to intermediate-level students. In Writers at Work: The Essay, students use the process approach to write different genres of essays common at the post-secondary level. Each chapter uses a five-step approach in which students brainstorm ideas, write a first draft, revise their work following peer feedback, and share their finished work.
This study consists of two essays. Using a dataset from 38 economies, the first essay examines the association between product market competition and accounting conservatism as well as whether this association varies with legal institutions and product market competition. In addition, I also investigate whether product market competition affects the positive association between legal institutions and accounting conservatism documented by prior studies. In the second essay, I examine the association between ownership structure and accounting conservatism as well as how legal institutions influence this association. Using a comprehensive, firm-level ownership dataset for thirteen Western European countries to conduct the empirical analysis, I find that: (1) both wedge between control rights and cash-flow rights and dispersion of cash-flow rights across multiple large owners are positively associated with accounting conservatism; (2) legal institutions strengthen the positive association between wedge/dispersion of cash-flow rights and accounting conservatism.
While the topics of the three essays in thisdissertation vary widely, the methodology and purposeof each chapter is common. Laboratory methods areemployed to better understand how people respond toincentives, adding to the ability of economics toexplain human behavior. The first essay seeks todetermine whether potential sellers are able toanticipate and take advantage of the ?Winner?sCurse?. The second essay involves an experimentaltest of Gary Becker?s rational criminal behaviortheory using a revealed preference framework in thespirit of the practical economics started by PaulSamuelson. I find that choices are consistent withrevealed preference axioms, and thus rational,allowing for estimation of demand for stolen loot. This further lends support to the idea that economicmodels can explain criminal behavior. The thirdessay presents an experiment designed to determinethe effects of contract convexity on an executive?sdecision making process, relative to anexpected-value equivalent linear contract.
This revision of the popular critical edition of Bram Stoker's late Victorian gothic novel presents the 1897 first edition text along with critical essays that introduce students to Dracula from contemporary cultural, psychoanalytic, gender, queer, and postcolonial perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how various critical perspectives can be combined. The text and essays are complemented by contextual documents, introductions (with bibliographies), and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms. New to the second edition are essays that reflect cultural, queer, and postcolonial perspectives, plus an essay that combines several critical perspectives. The cultural documents section features new topics (the lesbian vampire, the new woman), and the updated editorial matter includes a selective bibliography of Dracula films of note.
"Against Interpretation" was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966, it has never gone out of print and has influenced generations of readers all over the world. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, among them "On Style", "Notes on 'Camp", and the titular essay "Against Interpretation", where Sontag argues that modern cultural conditions have given way to a new critical approach to aesthetics.
Increasing globalization of business and competition, as well as enormous technological developments, resulted in firms experiencing unprecedented business challenges. Not only did the accounting community undergo structural and professional changes to face the new challenges, but also the kind of technical issues accountants have to handle are becoming increasingly “international” . This two-essay manuscript discusses two of the most salient accounting issues. The first revolves around the increasing diversity of accounting standards worldwide and the undergoing efforts at harmonizing these efforts. The second essay discusses one mechanism through which income of a foreign subsidiary is manipulated by the headquarters of a multinational corporation, termed “transfer pricing”. A parent company with subsidiaries exchanging resources is bound to deal with the complex transfer pricing issues. Some of the issues related to transfer pricing include: managerial performance evaluation, home and host country taxation, resource allocation, local partners relations, production and marketing decisions, and competition in foreign markets.
Have you ever wondered why some people can produce a well-structured, relevant essay written in a style that seems to glide across the page with the minimum of fuss? Do you think some people simply have these skills, and others don't, and that there is nothing we can do about it? This book just might change your mind. Addressing each landmark stage of the essay writing process, How to Write Better Essays teaches you how to…• analyse the question and break down difficult terms and concepts• brainstorm effectively and generate your own ideas• evaluate and criticise arguments• express your thoughts coherently and develop your own style of writing• plan and structure your essay from introduction to conclusion… and along the way, practical techniques show how to analyse, criticise, discuss and evaluate material, improve your style, revise your final draft and avoid plagiarism.The third edition of this bestselling book includes new chapters on critical thinking, tackling reflective writing assignments, and how to create and analyse concepts. It also features a new companion website providing annotated essays to illustrate the successful outcome of the methods you learn in the book, exercises to develop critical thinking skills, and additional examples of how to analyse concepts.For every student who needs to write essays, from whatever discipline, this book is a constant source of the help and inspiration you need to tackle your essays with confidence.
This work comprises of five essays that I wrote during my undergraduate and postgraduate legal studies. These essays were written on subjects as diverse as Corporate Governance, Insolvency Law, Public Law, Jurisprudence and Public International Law. In the first essay I analyse political forces and orientations as a determinant of corporate governance in the Anglosphere and German models. The second essay analyses the rescue of failing businesses in the light of the successes and failures of the Enterprise Act 2002. The third essay is a discussion on the foundations of contemporary Public Law and goes on to discuss the role of positive constitution and ius publicum. The fourth essay discusses the relevance of the debate between Legal Positivism and Natural Law in the context of fundamental rights. The fifth essay analyses the adequateness of the the concept of attribution in the Law of State Responsibility. I have decided to publish these works in the hope that they assist students, researchers and academics.
An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) was among the 20th-century's greatest inheritors of the literary tradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such later writers as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Carl Sagan. After decades of fieldwork and discovery as a "bone-hunter" and professor, he turned, late in life, to the personal essay, producing an astonishing succession of books that won acclaim both as science and as art. Here, for the first time in a single edition, are all of Eiseley's beloved, thought-provoking, meditative, sometimes darkly lyrical essay collections, from his surprise bestseller The Immense Journey (1957) to his posthumous The Star Thrower (1978). Eiseley's subjects are wide-ranging, curious, and meticulously realized: the role of flowering plants in evolution; a disturbing insect, seen in childhood; the questions raised by a new fossil; a forgotten episode in the history of science. Beginning with fact and vivid detail, Eiseley is fearless in pursuit of the cosmological dimensions of the phenomena he describes: he is a writer one cannot encounter without a renewed sense of wonder.
An eminent paleontologist with the soul and skill of a poet, Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) was among the 20th-century's greatest inheritors of the literary tradition of Henry David Thoreau, Charles Darwin, and John Muir, and a precursor to such later writers as Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Carl Sagan. After decades of fieldwork and discovery as a "bone-hunter" and professor, he turned late in life to the personal essay, and beginning with the surprise million copy seller The Immense Journey (1957) he produced an astonishing succession of books that won acclaim both as science and as art. Here, for the first time in a single edition, are all of Eiseley's beloved, thought-provoking, meditative, sometimes darkly lyrical essay collections, from The Immense Journey to the posthumous The Star Thrower (1978). Eiseley's subjects are wide-ranging, curious, and meticulously realized: the role of flowering plants in evolution; a disturbing insect, seen in childhood; the questions raised by a new fossil; a forgotten episode in the history of science. Beginning with fact and vivid detail, Eiseley is fearless in pursuit of the cosmological dimensions of the phenomena he describes: he is a writer one cannot encounter without a renewed sense of wonder.
This book is a compilation of three case studies and four essays. These essays are adequately and properly referenced. The first chapter is a case study of a Saudi student at the University of Hertfordshire. This case study sees into the causes of his errors (phonological, grammatical) as an L2 learner of English. The second essay measures the perceptions of a teacher about factors, such as, syllabus, assessment, reading, learning history, national ELT policy, personality and their impacts on his teaching practice. The third essay deals with the phonological and grammatical errors of an elementary Bangladeshi student as an L2 learner of English. The fourth essay highlights the importance of three components, viz., needs analysis, testing and material development in the process of course and syllabus design and their inter-dependent relationship. The fifth essay discusses the importance of using technology in ELT. Two formats of Blended Learning, viz., Blog and Wiki, are discussed with their accompanying usefulness and disadvantages. The sixth essay discusses the role of interaction in language learning.
This package includes Writers at Work: The Essay and Writing Skills Interactive, Level 4. In the book, students use the process approach to write different genres of essays common at the post-secondary level. Each chapter uses a five-step approach in which students brainstorm ideas, write a first draft, revise their work following peer feedback, and share their finished work. Writing Skills Interactive provides online instruction and practice in academic writing skills and academic vocabulary.
The personal essay has never been more popular, with the likes of Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling breathing new life into the genre. This innovative guide to crafting modern personal essays and creative nonfiction came about when acclaimed author and professor Dinty W. Moore solicited playful writing questions from today's top writers. He then penned witty responses in the format of a "Dear Sugar"-style advice column, illustrating each response with an original, humorous sample essay. In chapter 1, Phillip Lopate asks, "I am curious how you deal honestly with male-female relations in general and specifically your past girlfriends on the page without coming off as a male chauvinist pig," and Mister Essay Writer Guy pens a sage response and example essay dishing--respectfully--on all his exes. Cheryl Strayed asks for advice about her em-dash addiction, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must become an alcoholic, Judith Kitchen looks for an excuse to exaggerate the truth to make it more interesting, and so on. Filled with modern examples of the creative forms nonfiction can take--including scribbled cocktail napkins, Facebook posts, and Google Map pins--this gifty little book is a hilarious relief for all essayists, memoirists, and creative nonfiction writers in distress.
A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 1 takes students through a step-by-step process from writing a paragraph to essays. It is appropriate for students new to academic writing who need general training in essay writing skills.
A three-volume essay writing course for students in American English. Academic Writing Skills 2 takes students through a step-by-step process of writing expository, argumentative, and compare and contrast essays. It is appropriate for students wishing to focus on specific essay types that require the use and integration of sources to complete academic writing tasks.
This collection of original essays offers a selection of contemporary scholarship intended to help define an agenda for future research in the field of international trade and finance. Written to honor Peter B. Kenen and to explore his work, the volume is divided into three parts: international trade theory, international monetary theory, and applied policy analysis. Also included is an essay by Paul Krugman assessing Kenen's lifetime of scholarly achievements.
This book is the first in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in tort. The essays range from those adopting a primarily doctrinal approach to others that examine the law from a more theoretical or historical perspective. Some essays focus on individual defences, while some are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of tort law as a whole. A number of the essays also draw upon concepts and literature that have been developed mainly in relation to the criminal law, and consider their application to tort law. The essays make several original contributions to this complex, important but neglected field of academic enquiry.
Words of wisdom from American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie Focusing on Carnegie's most famous essay, "The Gospel of Wealth," this book of his writings, published here together for the first time, demonstrates the late steel magnate's beliefs on wealth, poverty, the public good, and capitalism. Carnegie's commitment to ensuring and promoting the welfare of his fellow human beings through philanthropic deeds ranged from donations to universities and museums to establishing more than 2,500 public libraries in the English-speaking world, and he gave away more than $350 million toward those efforts during his lifetime. The Gospel of Wealth is an eloquent testament to the importance of charitable giving for the public good.
One of the most renowned thinkers and insightful writers on leadership of our time, Harlan Cleveland has seen numerous trends come and go and weathered many drastic changes in leadership and management-from the rise of the «company man» to the advent of the leaderless, self-managed organization. In this collection of essays-the newest addition to the Warren Bennis Signature Series–he draws on his vast experience to apply his thoughts to leadership. In each essay, Cleveland focuses on an intriguing insight about leadership-illustrated by stories from his own experience –offering thoughtful perspective on what 21st century leaders will face in the new knowledge environment.
A collection of essays on literature by one of the world's finest writers. Following on from Stranger Shores, which contained J.M.Coetzee's essays from 1986 to 1999, Inner Workings gathers together his literary essays from 2000 to 2005. Of the writers discussed in the first half of the book, several - Italo Svevo, Joseph Roth, Bruno Schulz, Sandor Marai - lived through the Austro-Hungarian fin-de-siecle and felt the influence of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Freud. Coetzee further explores the work of six of twentieth-century German literature's greatest writers: Robert Musil, Robert Walser, Walter Benjamin (the Arcades Project), Joseph Roth, Gunter Grass, W.G. Sebald, and the poet Paul Celan, in his "wrestlings with the German language". There is an essay on Graham Greene's Brighton Rock and on the short fiction of Samuel Beckett, a writer whom Coetzee has long admired. American literature is strongly represented by Walt Whitman through William Faulkner, Saul Bellow and Arthur Miller to Philip Roth. Coetzee rounds off the collection with essays on three fellow Nobel laureates: Nadine Gordimer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and V.S.Naipaul.
The skyrocketing prices of oil and food are matters of great concerns for consumers, producers, national and international bodies. This book adresses this aspect in five independent but related essays. The first two essays model the extent of volatility of oil and food price shocks. Third essay examines the cross country mean and volatility spillover effects of food prices while the fourth essay investigates the spillover effects of oil prices on the food prices of selected Asia and Pacific countries. Finally, the fifth essay assesses the economic impacts of oil and food prices in the context of selected Asia and Pacific countries. Overall, the findings show that both oil and food prices have persistence effets on the volatility while the evidence of asymmetry is mixed; there is considerable cross country mean and volatility spillover effects of food prices; oil prices positively spillover to food prices and the impacts of oil and food prices to macroeconomic variables are dependent on the economic characteristics of individual economies.
Research has indicated that writing argumentative essay is difficult for L2 students of English, as such the current project intended to examine the difficulties which Iranian EFL students have in writing argumentative essays and also to investigate similarities and/or differences in the way they structure their English and Persian argumentative essay before and after instruction. This study also attempted to portray how students transfer rhetorical patterns in L2 to L1 compositions. This study shed further light into the impact of explicit and implicit genre-based approach in comparison with the no-instruction approach on the argumentative genre. After conducting TOFEL test, 79 subjects were selected. The selected subjects were randomly divided into three groups. All of the three groups did 4 pre- and post-tests. The results show that the participants used basic structure of English argumentative papers in both their Persian and English pre-essays; however, they were weak at handling oppositional structures. The quantitative analysis of the post-argumentative essays revealed that the experimental group outperformed the implicit and no-formal instruction groups.