Awesome tips, Joe. But I’m just curious about the number 8 – if you write about too many things, won’t your essay be messy? For example, if you check this discrimination essay out, you’ll see there are many points and nothing concrete about either of them. But if the author wanted to go more deeply into each and every of them, he may have ended up with a research paper. Besides, when it comes to editing, lots of things are crossed out because 90% have nothing to do with the topic. So, I guess this tip may be good for those who are writing big papers but if you have to write a one or two page essay, isn’t it better to stick to the topic?
Public “Knuckle Cracking” brings the hair on the back of my neck stand up. It triggers the same reaction as running ones finger nails over a caulk board to me. It’s either a nervous habit some people develop when they are younger, with out concern to the destructive behaver it has on their joints years later. This annoying sound people create each time they do it, with out concern or not realizing the effect it may have on the surrounding people . A little public curtsy would be appreciated, grow your awareness of your behavior and make corrective changes before permanent damage is done.
Longer essays may also contain an introductory page that defines words and phrases of the essay's topic. Most academic institutions require that all substantial facts, quotations, and other porting material in an essay be referenced in a bibliography or works cited page at the end of the text. This scholarly convention helps others (whether teachers or fellow scholars) to understand the basis of facts and quotations the author uses to support the essay's argument and helps readers evaluate to what extent the argument is supported by evidence, and to evaluate the quality of that evidence. The academic essay tests the student's ability to present their thoughts in an organized way and is designed to test their intellectual capabilities.