5 ways to become a better essay writer

Writing a compelling academic essay can be a complex process. Learning how to become a better essay writer relies upon a comprehensive understanding of the criteria used in the grading process. Here are 5 tips and techniques that will help you refine your writing process and deliver more polished, engaging and convincing essays. Spend time developing your thesis The primary objective of writing any essay is to demonstrate that you have developed a clear thesis through critical engagement with your subject matter. Your thesis is the heart of your essay; the point you are attempting to prove or the statement…

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Bottoms Up – a fun gift you can all enjoy!

So you’re half way through dissertation hell and you lost the will to live long ago. All you want to do is run away, hide and drink a bottle of wine (or vodka).The dissertation filled days feel like years and you find yourself waking up in the night thinking of theorists. You’re not afraid to admit that crying in the middle of the library is the norm.It’s important to remember, that yes, getting work done is essential but so is having alcohol fueled fun – your student days are numbered after all.Now that you’re committed to getting drunk (the suggestion…

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(In)justice in the University – Daniel K. Sokol

Exam season is well under way at universities across the country. This means that the season for academic and misconduct appeals is imminent. But are universities well prepared for this? My client failed her PhD. She appealed the decision of the examiners. At the appeal hearing, she was asked to leave the room when the Department presented its case. On her return, she was not allowed to ask any questions. Her appeal was rejected and she complained to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), a statutory body that reviews certain decisions made by universities. The OIA held that the…

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Dissertation Tips and Tricks

If you’re going into your final year of university, chances are you’ll be preparing to write a dissertation. This will most likely be the biggest and most stressful piece of work you’ll have ever had to do, so here are some tips on how to get through it: 1. Start early! You’ll be in a much better position if you start early, rather than leaving it to the last few months/weeks. If you’ve had to choose your title before the summer break then use the time off for research and making trips you might not be able to make during…

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