Category Archives: Advice and Tips

When doing research, avoid sources that use advertising. Advertising can affect content.

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Evaluate sources: author’s credentials, copyright date, cited sources

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How long should your paper be? Convert words to pages: http://www.wordstopages.com/

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Affect = impact. Effect = consequence.

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Your = belonging to you. You’re = you are.

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Third person writing puts the focus on the topic. It is used for more academic writing. Third person is “He, she, it, people, etc.”

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Second person writing puts the focus on the reader. It is used for giving advice and directions. Second person is “you, your.”

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First person writing puts the focus on the author. It is used for personal writing and personal narratives. First person is “I, me, my, we, our, us.”

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Generally introductory and conclusion paragraphs are shorter than body paragraphs: about 3-5 sentences.

Body paragraphs are about 5-7 sentences.

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A thesis statement is an answer to a research question.

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