Category Archives: Academic Papers

The Best Guide to Writing a Paragraph in an Eight-Sentence Burst

Writing a Paragraph

Paragraph writing can be intimidating, particularly in the early stages of an essay. The eigh-sentence paragraph burst is one style of essay writing that is designed to get writers past those early stages of essay creation. The eight-sentence format can be boiled down to the following six elements: topic sentence, first major support, first minor support, second major support, second minor support and conclusion. Continue reading

How to Proofread Your Paper

How to Proofread

How to proofread? Here is the checklist of items to look out for, during the proofreading process.


Some elements of paper writing are not a matter either of the words themselves, or of punctuation, but, rather, are matters of alignment, layout and consistency, or inconsistency.

  • Check that your layout (page margins, line spacing, heading style, etc.) conforms to the format prescribed by your instructor.
  • Keep an eye out for changes in font face, or size.
  • Check all text that is underlined, italicized, bold face, and any other special text format.
  • Check for consistency in page margins, line spacing, outline numbering, and paragraph indentation. Continue reading

The Best Proofreading Tips for Your Paper

Proofreading Tips

Errors need to be hunted down using specific tracking techniques – those of proofreading. Let’s learn how to go on safari! Here are some good proofreading tips for you.

What Proofreading Is and Is Not

Proofreading is not “reading your paper.” Yes, you do need to be reading, revising, and editing, your writing. This is done to ensure that you are effectively expressing ideas, conveying information in an interesting manner, and creating an essay that fulfills the purpose of your assignment. That type of reading has nothing to do with the formal process known as proofreading. Continue reading

Top Strategies for Writing a Good Conclusion

Writing a Good Conclusion

Like introductions, conclusions are important because they leave an impression. The kind of conclusion you write, will vary to fit the overall picture and purpose of your essay. But, a good conclusions should make readers glad that they read your essay.

You may have been taught that the purpose of a conclusion is to summarize all the points you have developed. This kind of summary conclusion may be a good idea, if you have written a long piece, like a book chapter, or scientific report. But, for shorter essays you write in most of your university classes, it’s usually not a very effective way to end. Continue reading