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.
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.
Writing True Stories is the essential book for anyone who has ever wanted to write a memoir or explore the wider territory of creative nonfiction. It provides practical guidance and inspiration on a vast array of writing topics, including how to access memories, find a narrative voice, build a vivid world on the page, create structure, use research - and face the difficulties of truth-telling.This book introduces and develops key writing skills, and then challenges more experienced writers to extend their knowledge and practice of the genre into literary nonfiction, true crime, biography, the personal essay, and travel and sojourn writing. Whether you want to write your own autobiography, investigate a wide-ranging political issue or bring to life an intriguing history, this book will be your guide.Writing True Stories is practical and easy to use as well as an encouraging and insightful companion on the writing journey. Written in a warm, clear and engaging style, it will get you started on the story you want to write-and keep you going until you reach the end.
"Write a story about me," Agnes said to her lover, "so I know that you think of me." So he started to write the story of everything that had happened to them from the moment they met.At first, he works with Agnes to create a narrative that is most true to life, but as time passes and he grows more enamored with the narrative he has begun, he continues writing on his own, imagining a future for them after he reaches the present. Happy couples do not necessarily make for compelling reading, and as Agnes sees the unexpected plot he has planned for her, the line between fiction and reality begins to blur. In this unforgettable and haunting novel Stamm incisively examines the power of storytelling to influence thought and behavior, reaching a chilling conclusion.
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
Drawing comparisons with other art forms, this book examines the role of aesthetic features in silent reading, such as narrative structure, and the core experience of reading a novel as a story rather than a scholarly exercise. Focuses on the experience of the art form known as the novel Uses the more common perspective of a reader who reads to be told a story, rather than for scholarly or critical analysis Draws comparisons with experience of the other arts, music in particular Explores the different effects of a range of narrative approaches
To tackle a bundle of resources for writing a research paper is not an easy task for an experienced instructor. Even worse, it is a confusing one for a student who is asked for the first time to write a research paper after studying several courses of essay writing. Writing a research paper needs not to be a frightening task. A research paper may be longer than most of all college essays, but a student will be given more time to complete it. Having a plan for work will make the process go smoothly. Over the years, I have arrived at a time-saving, ten-step, simple strategy for this. The first five steps prepare the student to write and the remaining steps helps in writing the documented paper.This book goes through these steps giving some examples from online resources.
The question of a link between narrative analysis and ethics is a central concern of narrative theory. Drawing mainly from the works of John Dewey, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Paul Ricoeur, this book argues that ethical understanding can be developed through a reader's discovery of the ultimate intelligibility of sub-narratives and settings that function within a narrative work. It describes four narrative strategies (tenets) that characterize the content of an ethically complex narrative: character identity, choice, will, and setting. These tenets exist and operate within an ethically complex narrative in a fashion that provides the broad context required for a realization of narrative intelligibility that can lead to ethical understanding. To demonstrate a concrete example of an ethically complex narrative, this book analyzes David Simon and Edward Burns' The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, exploring how the tenets of ethical complexity function within its pages. This analysis should aid those seeking to forge clear links between the act of engaging with narrative structure and the development of a reader's understanding of ethics.
The 2016 edition of Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam provides students with thorough subject reviews of all relevant topics, including atomic structure, thermodynamics, the periodic table, fundamental laws, organic chemistry, molecular binding, and key equations, laws, and formulas. It also includes helpful tables, charts, and diagrams and detailed advice on how to write a high-scoring essay.
Cracking the AP Biology Exam, 2015 Edition, provides students with comprehensive topic reviews of all AP Biology subjects, from photosynthesis to genetics to evolution. It also includes strategies for all AP Biology question types, including grid-in and short free response questions, and contains detailed guidance on how to write a topical, cohesive, point-winning essay.
This engagingly written book uncovers what markers look for and demystifies the secrets of effective writing. Each chapter covers a core element of effective essay writing, from analyzing the question through to constructing a conclusion, and provides clear guidelines to apply in your own work.
The purpose of this study is to analyze how a narrative voice is manifested in two Oromo narratives: Godaannisa and Gurraacha Abbayyaa, written by Dhaba Woyyessa. The intention is to show how an author applies different styles from text to text in terms of narrative voice. It is also attempted to indicate that the application of voice in a narrative can be analyzed not only irrespective of the medium but also irrespective of the language in which the narrative is presented. When analyzed critically, as Genette (1980), Booth (1983), Phelan (1996) and Bal (1997) among others would argue, a narrative voice can help to understand the characteristics of a certain text. So to analyze the narrative voice in each selected narrative, source, level, text and time relationship, and degrees of conspicuousness and reliability of the narrator are used as criteria. The study revealed that the narrative voice in Godaannisa is a personified, extra-homodiegetic, overt, retrospective and unreliable while the narrative voice in Gurraacha Abbayyaa is unpersonified, extra-hetrodiegetic, moderately overt, retrospective and slightly unreliable.
Time is one of the fundamental categories of human life experience in real and fictional world. Time can be represented in a narrative texts when it is said that time is one of the basic elements in the human experience of a fictional world. Time is almost the first thing that readers become aware of as he or she reads fiction. Because time in narrative, as Genette (1980) put it, treats the possibilities of temporal arrangements and presentations. In general, time in a narrative text deals with order, duration, and frequency of events in a narrative. For this reason, I choose to work on narrative technique, which is Narrative Time, and on the chosen novel because; firstly, Narrative Time is one big technique that contributes a lot to the development and interpretation of the novel under investigation; secondly, this work will narrow the gap that is found between the modern narrative techniques and current Ethiopian novels that couldn’t get the attention of different scholars. Thus the Ethiopian novel entitled “Yalsekene Zema” is analyzed from three facets of Narrative Time; Order, Duration, and Frequency. The main analysis of sample events from the novel carried out in line with t
Hypnos is a first-person narrative written from the perspective of an unnamed character living in Kent, England. The narrator writes that he fears sleep, and is resolved to write his story down lest it drive him further mad, regardless of what people think after reading it.
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.
Basic Elements of Narrative outlines a way of thinking about what narrative is and how to identify its basic elements across various media, introducing key concepts developed by previous theorists and contributing original ideas to the growing body of scholarship on stories. Includes an overview of recent developments in narrative scholarship Provides an accessible introduction to key concepts in the field Views narrative as a cognitive structure, type of text, and resource for interpersonal communication Uses examples from literature, face to face interaction, graphic novels, and film to explore the core features of narrative Includes a glossary of key terms, full bibliography, and comprehensive index Appropriate for multiple audiences, including students, non-specialists, and experts in the field
Fictional narrative is a social construct which evolves out of a long history which in turn defines the present. Narrative is, thus, a vehicle to convey the social bias or politics. Toni Morrison has shown in her narrative a specific concern with the identities of subordinated groups, to empower classes, races, genders. The first African-American to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993, Toni Morrison is a product of a community that has been historically and culturally subjected to racism and marginalization. Toni Morrison interrogates and documents white America’s representation of ‘race’ and ‘gender’. Her fictional works have a visible political agenda because she inverts traditional hierarchies that originate as far back as The Bible, and depicts conflicts that are extreme expressions of the double marginalization suffered by women and African-Americans. Narrative as a political practice determines the space for which one speaks, to whom, and for what purposes. The political stance affords narrative power, which pervades every level of social relationships. The present study negotiates Morrison’s narrative to explore the politically volatile issues of colour and gender.
The study has employed a textual analysis based on a theoretical framework, it presents an analysis of narrative time in The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears in the light of the works of scholars like Genette, Chatman, Rimom-Kenan, Bal and others. Although the study applies these scholars’ works on narrative time, the result of the study shows that Genette’s theory of narrative time is mostly employed in the novel under study.
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.