How Do I Structure an Argumentative Essay?

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Photo credit: Odegaard Writing & Research Center Here are some suggestions for organizing an argumentative essay, from the Odegaard Writing & Research Center of the University of Washington. One difference between an argumentative essay and a persuasive essay is that a persuasive essay can focus on evoking an emotional response, while an argumentative essay uses […]

The Magnificent Citation Machine

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Photo credit: Citation Machine Citation Machine makes citing sources much easier. In science classes APA is typically used, and in humanities or language arts classes MLA is typically used.   Here is the structure and examples for citing websites in APA format. Save Save

Why Is Plagiarism So Wrong?

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Photo credit: Turnitin, LLC iThenticate is a software developed by Turnitin.com, which checks for plagiarism. Their software checks over 155 million published items in search of duplicate materials. This article that they have published, titled, “6 Consequences of Plagiarism” discusses the incredible importance of academic and professional honesty, as well as the consequences assigned for […]

Review Your Grammar

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Photo credit: Grammarly Grammarly is a free software to help students check their usage of grammar [and plagiarism; I believe with the upgrade which costs money]. Teachers can use Grammarly for their own work, and to have students pre-check their own work, which saves teachers countless hours of time providing feedback to students about their […]

Carpe Diem!

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Photo credit: Robin Williams Seize The Day is the mantra that Robin Williams introduced the world to in the movie The Dead Poet’s Society. Melodysheep has put together a remix using words and clips from Williams’ films to inspire others to seize the moment, write poetry, and pursue passionate dreams.