Last updated: October 2020
Top reasons why students plagiarize:
- Fear of failure.
- Lack of interest.
Academic plagiarism is the Achilles’ heel of most educators.
You try hard to develop your students’ critical thinking and writing skills, but they continue to attempt to copy texts and ideas from others, claiming them as own. It’s like a slap in your face or a kick in your… well, any part of your body, isn’t it?
Despite the devastating consequences of academic dishonesty and strong policies against it in most institutions, students don’t realize the problem.
Numbers speak volumes:
- 86% of students cheat in college.
- 54% believe it’s okay and even necessary to cheat to stay competitive.
- 76% copy others’ assignments word for word.
- 42% purchase papers from custom writing services.
Sounds unpromising, huh?
Last updated: July 2020
How to do data visualization in essays:
- Try flash spatial.
- Remember of maps.
- Create videos.
- Record vox pops.
- Draw an expressive design chart.
- Consider interactive charts, too.
- Make GIFs to illustrate street views/panoramas.
- Create infographics.
- Try data visualization software.
What picture do you imagine when hearing of data visualization?
Here is ours:
Source: Bored Panda
Yes, it’s a pie chart, a pictorial representation of numerical data. Perfect for visualizing your research papers, right?
Last updated: November 2019
How to conclude an essay:
- Restate the thesis by making the same point with other words (paraphrase).
- Review your supporting ideas.
- For that, summarize all arguments by paraphrasing how you proved the thesis.
- Connect back to the essay hook and relate your closing statement to the opening one.
- Combine all the above to improved and expanded conclusion.
Ever wondered how to conclude an essay?
For some students, it’s far from the most challenging part of essay writing. They find it more challenging to choose a good topic for an essay, state a thesis, or write a clear essay outline. But our reader Emily has knocked spots off them all when asked to share tips on how to write a conclusion for your essay to impress teachers and help you get an A!
Don’t worry, Emily, you are not alone.
Last updated: November 2019
First and foremost, let’s define critique:
Critique is a detailed analysis and assessment of something. In college writing, it’s an essay type that analyzes and evaluates a book or an article.
Do not confuse book critique and book reviews! When assigned to write a critique essay, you need to analyze a book (or an article) rather than summarize and retell its contents.
In other words, it’s not about information but analysis and persuasion. When writing a critique paper, you enhance brain functions and critical thinking. And teachers assign such tasks to encourage students to read books and help them shape an opinion on literary works.
Ready to learn how to write a book critique like a boss?
A thesis statement is a sentence or two in the middle or the end of your essay introduction. It explains and summarizes a central claim you’ll discuss and prove in the essay body.
Bad news about thesis statement goes first:
You won’t get an A for an essay if it doesn’t have a thesis statement. It is one of the first things your teacher looks for and one of the main factors for your grade.
And this is where most students run into trouble: