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Conclusions

December 29, 2011

What this handout is about This handout will explain the functions of conclusions, offer strategies for writing effective ones, help you evaluate conclusions you’ve drafted, and suggest approaches to avoid. About conclusions Introductions and conclusions can be difficult to write, but … Continued

Editing and Proofreading Key

May 2, 2018

(with mistakes underlined in red) What this handout is about This handout provides some tips and strategies for revising your writing. To give you a chance to practice proofreading, we have left seven errors (three spelling errors, two punctuation errors, … Continued

American Classroom Practices

June 5, 2014

Be critical As a student in the US, you are not expected to to memorize and repeat information but to ask questions, to analyze strengths and weaknesses, to understand different perspectives and to challenge previous understandings. Expect the instructor to … Continued

Clichés

March 26, 2014

What this handout is about This handout discusses clichés and why you should generally avoid them in order to achieve specificity in both your academic writing and your application essays. Introduction: What’s so bad about clichés? Let’s say you are … Continued

Psychology

March 17, 2014

What this handout is about This handout discusses some of the common writing assignments in psychology courses, and it presents strategies for completing them. The handout also provides general tips for writing psychology papers and for reducing bias in your … Continued

Responding to Other People’s Writing

January 4, 2012

Responding to other people’s writing can be difficult. Here are a few tips to get you started: Say something positive about the piece. Even if a piece of writing needs a lot of work, there is usually something good that … Continued

CBE Examples

January 3, 2012

CBE EXAMPLE OF INFORMATIVE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY: NOTE: The CBE bibliographic examples in this handout follow name-year system format. TAKEN FROM STUDENT PAPER Gallo, A, Breitmayer, B. 1993. Mothers’ perceptions of sibling adjustment and family life in childhood chronic illness. Journal … Continued

Statistics

December 29, 2011

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. —Mark Twain What this handout is about The purpose of this handout is to help you use statistics to make your argument as effectively as possible. Introduction Numbers are power. Apparently freed of … Continued

Introductions

December 29, 2011

What this handout is about This handout will explain the functions of introductions, offer strategies for creating effective introductions, and provide some examples of less effective introductions to avoid. The role of introductions Introductions and conclusions can be the most difficult … Continued