Consequences of Plagiarism and Methods to Stay Clear of it

November 17th, 2009

Almost everyone is familiar with the word plagiarism, in the modern world. It has become a regular issue faced by all sections of the creative field. It has been labeled a crime by law makers and the punishment is severe for those who are accused of it. Knowing the futility of resorting to it and understanding the extent of the consequences are the best methods to remember to keep clear of it. Plagiarism is a crime which existed long before it got recognized. You will be able to trace its origin, back to the time creativity started getting acknowledged as…

How to Write a Book Review

November 16th, 2009

Book Reviews are very common among assignments for students. But it is also a skill that is highly in demand in the professional sector. Hence, if you are really good at it, you can consider it as a career option as well. But while still a student, it is important to learn and understand how to write a review, to get through your academic assessments, even if you don’t care to make a career of it. Book reviews are a type of essay assignment which students get to do very often if they are pursuing English Literature as their main…

How to Choose a Topic for an Autobiographical Research Paper

November 15th, 2009

Writing an autobiographical research paper is an interesting experience. It will give you a chance to look back into your life and see your past experiences through a different perspective. All the same, it can get a bit challenging if you are not prepared for the task. Some assignments come with the topic where as some assignments leaves you the option of picking a topic of your choice. If you have been given the liberty of choosing the topic for your autobiographical research paper, you should try and make the best of the opportunity. The advantage of being able to…

Research Paper Writing Issues – Causes of Writer’s Block II

November 14th, 2009

Writer’s block is something even the most renowned writers fear, when they are approaching a deadline. Hence it is needless to say how prone students are to it as their assignments always carry deadlines. Once you figure out what the exact cause of your block is, it will be much easier to overcome it and proceed with your writing assignment without losing much time. The most important thing you should know is that a writer’s block is not the sign of inefficiency. Just because you seem unable to write at a particular time, doesn’t mean you cannot write. Being aware…

Research Paper Writing Issues – Causes of Writer’s Block

November 13th, 2009

Are you facing a blank paper wondering what to fill it with? Are you finding it impossible to focus on the writing assignment you are supposed to be working on? Is your brain eluding capture when you are desperately trying to get hold of it and make it work? Are you feeling that total emptiness in your mind? Then you are facing the worst nightmare of all types of writers starting from students to professional writers – the writer’s block. Even though all writers suffer from writer’s block at some point of time in their lives, students are the ones…

Why and How to Cite a Research Paper

November 12th, 2009

Research paper writing is one of the most regularly used assignments for academic assessment. For the same reason it becomes absolutely necessary for a student to learn and understand this genre of writing. One of the most important parts of research paper structure is that of the bibliography or the ‘works cited’ page. You should have a clear idea of the purpose of citing the sources, to appreciate it and to remember to include it in your assignment. There are many rules which are applicable to research paper writing. It is absolutely necessary to become familiar with all those rules…