Chapter 1 Application Letters
Letter of Recommendation
Samples of Application Letters
Chapter 2 The Research Paper
What is the Research Paper
Types of Research
Why Should We Write the Research Paper?
Component Parts of the Research Paper
Features of Effective Research Paper
Steps of Writing the Research Paper
Chapter 3 Selecting a Topic
Selecting a General Subject
Narrowing Down the Scope of Your Subject to a Specific Aspect
Formulating the Final Topic
Samples of Some Suggested Topics
Chapter 4 Reviewing Related Literature and Evaluating Source Materials
The Purpose of Literature Review
Classification of Source Materials
Evaluating Source Materials
Make Your Sources Work for You
Writing Literature Review
Chapter 5 Note-taking
What is Note-taking
Where to Take Notes
Content of Notes
Guidelines for Card Note-taking
Types of Notes
Tips on Note-taking
Precautions against Plagiarism
Chapter 6 Writing the Thesis Statement
What Is a Thesis Statement
Examples of Working Thesis
What Makes a Good Thesis Statement
Division of Thesis Statements
Constructing the Thesis
How Do I Know If My Thesis Is Strong
Alternatives to the Thesis Sentence
Chapter 7 Writing the Outline of the Research Paper
What Is an Outline
The Role of the Outline
Types of Outline Symbols
Types of Outlines
Stylistic Theory of Outlining
Guidelines to Write the Outline
Modes of Arrangement
Conventions for Drawing an Outline
Chapter 8 Drafting the Research Paper
How to Write the Overall Draft
Writing the Introduction
Review of Literature
Writing the Methodology Section
Writing the Results Section
Writing the Discussion Section
Writing the Conclusion and Recommendations Section
Writing the Topic Sentence
Chapter 9 Revising, Editing and Proofreading
Revising: Cultivating a Critical Eye
Editing Making Your Writing Clear
Proofreading: the Final Touches
Chapter 10 Supplementary Documents to Complete a Research Paper
Deciding a Format for the Research Paper
Writing the Abstract
Table of Contents
Chapter 11 Research Paper Citations
Different Styles of Citations
MLA Formatting and Style Guide
MLA Works Cited Example Page
APA Formatting and Style Guide
Chapter 12 How to Present a Paper
Planning the Presentation
PPT－Creating Speaking Notes
Delivery of Presentation
Asking and Answering Questions
Is the essay free of careless errors
How well is the essay organized？ Is it easy to read and to follow the author's ideas？
Writing an effective admissions essay or personal statement takes lime to consider the topic,plan your points, organize and structure your argument, draft the essay, evaluate whether youhave addressed all of the above issues, seek feedback, and write a final version. Therefore, it isbetter for you to start your writing far ahead of the deadline to ensure that you write an appropriateand effective admissions essay. Don't take shortcuts because the admissions essay can be whatmakes the difference between acceptance and rejection.
How to organize your graduate admissions essay
There are several different ways youcan structure your essay but the most common formatincludes an introduction, a body, and a concluding paragraph.
The introduction is the most important part of the essay, especially the first sentence. Thefirst sentence introduces your essay and a bad introduction, in person or in writing, isdetrimental to your admissions chances.
Keep the readers interested by making them continue to read your essay after reading thefirst paragraph.
The first sentence should be unique and compelling, possibly thought-provoking orattention-grabbing.
First sentence may explain your desire to study the subject of interest or discuss themotivation that influenced your desire to study the subject of interest. State it in a creative manner.
The sentences following the first sentence should provide a brief explanation that supportsthe claim stated in the first sentence.
2. The body
The body should include several paragraphs that provide detailed evidence to support thestatement made in the introductory paragraph. The paragraphs should flow by usingtransitions and resolutions.
Each paragraph should have a transition, which starts each paragraph with a topic statementthat will be the theme of that paragraph.
Each paragraph should have a resolution, which ends each paragraph with a meaningfulsentence that provides a transition to the next paragraph.