13 Oct '14, 5pm

A Checklist for Writing a Paper Worth More Than an F

I wrote this when I was an undergrad working as a tutor for my school's writing center. Almost a decade later, it all still holds perfectly true. I highly recommend students follow this simple checklist for making sure that any work being handed in looks like at least an hour was spent on it. And if any of these are difficult to check off ? Just about every college has a writing center that can probably help out, and most teachers are willing to help too if asked early enough. Do what the professor wants. Is there leeway when it's a question/answer type thing? Probably. Is there leeway when the professor says to go somewhere or use a specific source? Not really. A thesis/central idea is not optional. The essay has to be about something. Some of the ideas in the essay have to be original. It can't all be summation. Organization is very important. A paper has to explore/prov...

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