ACADEMIC PAPER WRITING GUIDE

 
 
1.  

What is an essay.

 
  1.1  What is an Essay?
  1.2  The Expository Essay
  1.3  The Persuasive Essay
  1.4  The Informal Essay
  1.5  Explanation essay
  1.6  Descriptive essay
  1.7  The Review
  1.8  Compare and contrast essay
  1.9  The Classification essay
  1.10  The Research Essay
  1.11  The Literary Essay
  1.12  The Evaluation essay


 
 
2.  

Collecting the material.

 
  2.1  Books and articles
  2.2  Using the World Wide Web
  2.3  Journals, newspapers, magazines
  2.4  Doing research and presenting evidence
  2.5  Contradictory evidence and how to deal with it
  2.6  Evaluating your sources - online versus publishing


 
 
3.  

Tips on organizing your essay.

 
  3.1  Draft
  3.2  Outline
  3.3  Thesis statement
  3.4  Methods of the outline
  3.5  Essay format styles
  3.6  Academic STYLE- clear style
  3.7  Types of modern styles-MLA, Harvard, APA,
Turabian, Chicago


 
 
4.  

Essay Structure

 
  4.1  Introduction
          4.1.1  Structure of introduction
          4.1.2  Length of introduction
  4.2  Body
          4.2.1  Supporting paragraph
          4.2.2  Connection of the paragraphs
  4.3  Conclusion
          4.3.1  Summary paragraph
  4.4  Bibliography


 
 
5.  

Presentation of the essay.

 
  5.1  Proofreading
  5.2  Audience
  5.3  Presentation
  5.4  Title page


 
 
6.  

Sentences.

 
  6.1  Classification of the sentences
  6.2  Compound Sentences and Complex Sentences
  6.3  Compound-Complex Sentence
  6.4  Absolute Phrase
  6.5  Parallelism
  6.6  Subject/Verb Agreement
  6.7  Pronoun Agreement


 
 
7.  

Capitalization.

 
  7.1  Using Hyphens
  7.2  Splitting Words at the End of a Line
  7.3  Using Apostrophes
  7.4  Using Apostrophe in the Possessive Case
  7.5  Possessive Pronouns and Apostrophe
  7.6  Possession of Inanimate Objects


 
 
8.  

Gender Inclusive Language.



  8.1  The Generic Pronouns: He, His, and Him
  8.2  Generic Man
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