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Anatomy of a Well Written Essay - December Newsletter


Writing Tips Newsletter | December 2013

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Anatomy of a Well Written Essay


Although writing itself can often be subjective, certain principles must be applied when writing an essay, especially in academic writing. A well written essay includes sound essay development, scholarly writing, critical thinking, format and citation. This interactive web page highlights 15 areas of a well written essay that illustrate these four categories.


Ask WriteCheck

Paraphrasing and Quoting the Whole Paper
The “Ask WriteCheck” column provides advice to customers who send us questions about confusing or challenging situations. In this month's column, a student asks about the legitimacy of paraphrasing the majority of his research paper.

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OK or NOT?

Not Citing Facts or Definitions
This month's poll question: For a research paper, you include references to facts you've learned in class and use a common class definition but you don't cite it because you didn't explicitly use any outside sources. OK or not?


Customer Voices

Facebook Contest Winners
Congrats to the two winners of the "Why is it important to write in your own words" contest on Facebook last month: M. O. Cunningham and R. Howard! The decision was based on Clarity, Level of Understanding, Creativeness, Consequences. Thanks to all participants! (See: October 30 Facebook post)

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Good Reads

Academic Plagiarism Allegations: A PhD Student and A Principal

Kean University Administrator Resigns Amid Plagiarism Allegations

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Your Story

Why is it important to write in your own words?
Tell us why you think it is important to write in one's own words, and you could be featured on our website or quoted in our upcoming white paper!


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