Writing an argumentative paper requires not only research and well-thought-out analysis but also taking sides and avoiding bringing too much of yourself into the writing. It is hard to handle this balance, but at the same time, this assignment is one of those you might use to get ready for real-life tasks. Reasoning, making arguments without extra emotions, protecting your ideas using strong words — everything will do for your career path. Use these tips to improve your argumentative writing skills and get better grades this semester. Continue reading
Historically, religion and philosophy were often intertwined in human life. At the same time, they served as a source of knowledge and self-discovery of human beings. Basically, the major religions and philosophical schools offer a unique view on human relationships with God, their freedom, enlightenment, true self and many other important aspects that were extremely interesting and mysterious for people. On the other hand, each religion and philosophy has its own particular ideas that make its ideas different from others. This is why, on analyzing various religions and philosophies, it is possible to reveal the extent to which the views on such problems as relationships between humans and God, discovering true self, enlightenment and others. Continue reading
Immanuel Kant is a very influential western philosopher whose studies and researches have had a great impact on the development of western philosophical thought. It is difficult to meet a person who would not know the expression Categorical Imperatives that make the basis of the Kant’s teaching. Kant has developed an ethical system of his own mostly presented in his two works – The Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals and The Critique of Practical Reason. Search for universal and supreme principle of morality was on the focus of his attention. Finally, the universal moral law (Categorical Imperative) was found as a basic law that can apply to complex and changing situations.
Kant distinguished imperative as command, dictating particular actions. He defines several types of imperatives. He presents hypothetical imperative as opposition to moral or categorical ones. In general, he defines hypothetical imperative as imperative, which is formed in conditional form and focus on the final result. Thus the person knows that some actions will bring desirable result – happiness, and behaves accordingly. Foe example, “if I learn the poem, I will get a good mark”. All in all, the desire to be happy is not of great value and it can not be the measure for morality. Kant opposes hypothetical imperatives to moral ones as hypothetical imperatives do not contain universal truths and are based on subjective considerations. He states that there can be no general happiness, because people desire different things and they understand happiness in different ways. Hypothetical imperative is defined by personal liking and preferences and can not be called a universal moral principle. (Kant, 1964) Continue reading
It is not a secret that an average scientist or scholar spends more than 25% of his or her working time looking for grants and other sources of funding. Though it might sound terrifying, especially if it is going to be your first grant proposal, this practice is more than normal, because it makes our science competitive and not rigid. However, grant proposal writing is challenging, because no fund gives better conditions or some mercy to the newbies, which means you compete with those who have already gone through this scientific slotter. These tips will help you to write a noteworthy proposal. If you feel lazy to read the whole thing, here is a brief version. Continue reading
If you are willing to impress your professor with a stellar technical report, you will find these tips timely and efficient. Some of the steps described in this article might seem too obvious to you, but that only means you have more experience than average students. However, sometimes, especially under the severe time pressure, it is easy to forget even about the simplest rules and principles.
Step #1 Make Your Summary a Summary
The annotated bibliography is an annoying task and whoever invented it didn’t like students. In this kind of assignment, you need to write about literature background for your research or a particular subject in question. It can be a separate task, but mostly it is a part of a bigger assignment and failing in dealing with it might bring down the whole paper. To avoid this unfortunate situation, you might consider following these not too complicated but efficient steps presented by our writers.
Step #1. Follow the Citation Style from the Very Beginning
Of course, you can draft everything, work on the content, dig deep, etc. Doing so you will soothe yourself that you can deal with formatting later, and the content is king, and your professor values your point of view first of all. But let’s face it, he or she didn’t ask you for coffee to discuss what you think about the recent studies on Gender Equality. You have to do it academically and in academia every dot, every slash and every capital letter matters. Check if you need to format it in APA, Chicago, MLA or another style, copy basics from the Purdue Owl or a similar website to the separate document and format your paper right from starters. It is often that you don’t have time in the last minutes, so it is better if what you have looks professional at every stage. Continue reading
Before you start working on your Master’s research project, you have to submit a research proposal unveiling your plans regarding the future writing and get it approved. Some students claim that composing this paper was harder for them than making research later. It is understandable because when you write a research proposal, you are mostly blank regarding the issue and need to gather and summarize information about it for the first time. The format can also be challenging. To help you deal with this assignment smoothly and efficiently, we offer you timely tips from our expert writers.
There are two types of this paper, and both have its challenges:
- 2-3 page proposal. This type is mostly preliminary. Many professors want to know what you are going to write about even before you finish a classic long proposal. Someone might say that it is a waste of time and too much, but we are sure it is a right way. According to the latest SCRUM practices, it is much better to make changes while the minimum efforts were invested. Even if your professor doesn’t demand such brief overview from you, you can offer him or her to look through it to avoid further more dramatic changes.
- Standard proposal. Includes a full outline of your future research and mostly consists of introduction, methodology and literature review. They might have slightly different names, but their meaning and content will stay the same. Let’s go through each of them separately.
Writing on gender studies is a necessary but challenging task, which requires not only story-telling abilities but also knowledge of history, tolerance and delicacy. This topic gets increasingly essential and broadly discussed, so you have to know how to cover it in your essay or research paper. We bet, you know that your story should have a beginning, a body part and a conclusion, as well as include no grammar or formatting mistakes. Not to bore you with the repeated information, we will jump right to the point and explain how to write a paper on gender studies the way it would impress the most influential feminists of this and previous centuries. Continue reading
When it comes to writing a thesis paper or even a complicated research paper, your work is divided into three stages:
- Research and analysis. You gather information, compare and contrast it, choose the most relevant one and form a list of references you would like to use to back up your ideas and final solutions. At this stage, it is important to be picky and not trust the first source you see. It is tempting to use the first two pages of google search, but you should dig much deeper than that. More of it, remember that you should use the most up-to-date data you can find, as your professor will pay attention to it.
- Writing. Most of the students think it is the primary part, but it takes no more than 40% of both time and value. Writing you summarize everything you’ve come up with at the previous stage, which means you don’t waste much time looking for information, you process it and choose the most relevant and impressive one.
- Editing. If you fail to do this part, anything you did previously will be gone in vain. Proofreading and editing make your paper polished and professional, they make it complete, not raw. From what we know, slightly less than 50% of students neglect this stage, which means if you pay attention to it, you will be already in the better position than half of your classmates. It is not an easy part, and we are here to help you with it.
It feels amazing to have an academic paper done. You have researched everything deeply, found great contextual proofs, backed your ideas with information from the up-to-date sources and came up with some outstanding results. There is only one step standing between you and paper submission, and it is proofreading. Lots of students skip this point, hoping that their research efforts and bright ideas will compensate for technical mistakes and omissions. The sad truth is that they won’t.
The good news is that we know how to deal with proofreading your academic papers fast and efficiently. Follow this roadmap and your efforts will be rewarded. Continue reading