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In formal academic writing, the placement or improper use of "only" is a mistake that can affect the clarity of your work and potentially change the overall meaning of your sentences. This podcast details how to avoid the wandering only and also gives examples.
Having a great idea isn’t enough; you have to know how to communicate it. This podcast provides suggestions, such as avoiding repetition or using original thought, to help you better express your ideas in writing.
If you are considering furthering your academic career, it is important you know what will be expected of you when writing your dissertation or thesis. The difference between the two is discussed in this podcast.
After you have an outline and have researched your subject, it is time to write your essay. This podcast details the steps you should follow to produce a successful essay and improve your overall writing.
It is important to think of an introduction as a map to your paper. A good introduction can immediately set your paper apart from those of others. This podcast outlines the steps to help you write a powerful opening, such as including a well-constructed thesis statement.
Whom you select to be a part of your thesis committee is one of the most important decisions of your educational career. These people (usually professors) are there to provide guidance and mentor you through your research. The professional relationship between student and professors needs to be beneficial for all parties, so pick your committee with care. Arrange to meet, and ensure that they can provide the time and knowledge you'll require as you complete the project. When trying to find members of your thesis committee, it is important to be as professional as possible. Scribendi offers email editing and proofreading services so you can ensure your outreach emails are engaging, polite, and free of errors.
The first time around, your thesis draft isn’t going to be at its top potential, the mechanics of thesis editing need to be developed in order for your essay to communicate your ideas as clearly and precisely as possible. In this podcast, we discuss such things as choosing a style and being consistent throughout the editing process.
If you are a writer nearing the end of your writing project, it may be time to consider your publishing options. If you are wondering whether to use a publishing service or self-publish, this podcast provides basic information about both options in order to help you make a decision.
Thinking of a thesis topic is only the first step. If you are ready to refine your research questions and thoroughly plan your paper, you will want to write a literature review. This podcast outlines the goals of a literature review and prepares you to organize, write, and edit one.