Essay`s Reference Page

When it comes to a conclusion that you know if you’ve read this conclusion even though you haven’t seen why this conclusion was made you could you know you can understand what the papers about so then we go on into your reference page and you can see that we still have a header on top that continues and that’s fine that’s good and we see references when they have an extra space here I don’t know does look like there’s an extra space up there and then we see I used two references now key thing about reference pages if it’s in your reference page it has to have a citation and if it’s cited in your paper it has to have a reference if there’s no citation or no reference either it’s wrong and it can actually leave you kind of into plagiarism so you need to be very careful so we see I had two references.

They’re in alphabetical order I followed EPA’s guidelines here right cleaning comma Bruce period than the year then the title of the paper the city it was published in and then the the name of the publishing company like I said this is all made up now on the second source I made the assumption that I actually got this source from the University Library if you guys are going to be using the library in my courses so if you if you want to get more familiar with it now it’s a great opportunity because you’re gonna have to use it for this class so the Walker source we’re going to assume I got from the library but it’s still it’s still being cited as a book whether it was an article or a book now Walker comma James 1994 plans to contain nectar Cambridge Massachusetts notice Cambridge is a known city of publishers so the Massachusetts is not necessary and University Press I’m just kind of made an assumption there let’s say this was from the library this link here that this link sorry I see a lot of people put it in in their papers you should never have this link in your paper under any circumstance.

And here’s why if you put this link in your paper what I want you to do is copy that link log out of the of University of Phoenix and then go back in to your web browser and paste that link in and see what you get what you’re gonna find out is you can’t get anywhere this is a dead link it’s not a permalink it could lead you to a different article potentially but even more so if you don’t have a University of Phoenix account or a per quest account you’re not going to be able to access this so do not put this link here you get something from the University library it is not a reference to a web site this is a reference to a book or a reference to an online database and the only time you’re going to provide that website is if that if that journal or whatever is available all the time through a website.

Highlighting Key Points

When you think the paper would be worse if I would not emphasize that or my document would be worse if I don’t emphasize it to make sure the person reads that but again the more you emphasize the worse it gets spell-checking so if you use nearly every word processing system has a spellcheck I simply use it it’s really annoying if you read a paper and is this a lot of mistakes I also do a lot of mistakes a lot of typos grammar mistakes especially if you write in a foreign language or but even if I write in German that happens but be aware of your spellcheck and uses there’s no excuse to not do that you can even do something more than a spell checker you can do things like there tools like academic writing check which you can download here it’s a script which you can run over your document and it tells you how you failed you use a lot of weak words here use passive voice you should use active voice.

So this is done for English because most of the academic writing is in English but whenever you have to write in a scientific document if it’s in English you use the academic writing check again there are a lot of things that you may disagree with but at least eliminate those where you don’t care if you have a make a very strong point that you want to have something in a certain way do that also learn something about what’s called unbreakable spaces if you’ve a space you say the whatever figure one and you have a break that figure and the next line is one that really looks is really ugly that’s something you typically don’t want so learn about non-breaking spaces you can set non-breaking spaces to make sure this is not broken up avoid negation any negation so you wanna say we are not going to avoid that don’t use don’t use that it’s bad style nothings avoid useless acronyms so there’s a tendency in different fields to invent.

Always new acronyms for their great approach and yeah that’s typically something which is very bad and especially don’t use acronyms in the title or coin something new that’s but that’s not very not very good style what passive voice is I said before use active voice especially in English but all has same holds for German passive voice is a very weak statements use active voice say we solve this we do this this is nice saying every time you use passive voice the Kipnis guilt by God and you don’t want to have don’t want to have too many kittens being killed the other things are maybe it’s the last thing may also be important so make your paper easy to skim so if you can have a quick look so I just have one minute to look to the paper and see if it’s interesting I skim through the paper and I want to be able to see if this is relevant so you use things to highlight them key advantages.

You Don`t Need Amazing Sentences

Let`s talk about introducing your ideas so why is this good because it introduces the topic right we’re talking about performance-enhancing drugs so I’ve got that in the very first sentence yeah and words like temptation and phrases like impossible to resist these are pretty strong okay I mean again it’s not blowing anybody’s mind but this sentence it introduces the topic and it’s making kind of a strong statement at the beginning okay so again especially if you’re on on the clock if you’re being timed for your essay you can’t sit around and think about this amazing sentence just put something simple but not boring although I know that’s it’s hard to judge I guess sometimes okay so is equal saying it’s winter but it’s hot like this summer it’s true so it is the summer we should call it the the I guess the the summer like Olympics right.

Anybody here that was here last week we talked about the suffix like so we’ll say the summer like Olympics in Rio de Janeiro okay so this is a good a good hook okay but after that you don’t want to jump right into the thesis yet you’re not you’re not ready you want to give a little bit more context before you get to your opinion okay so things like think about what could you say doping is very common in many sports they’re thinking about cycling or running taking drugs is quite common athletes are under tremendous pressure to win athletes push their bodies to the physical limits pressure makes them desperate for a competitive advantage all of this stuff now I’m not saying you should put all of this information in your paragraph but you want to add a little bit more information about the controversy about the issue okay before you get to the thesis statement now the thesis statement as I said is the most important sentence of the essay now Guidry is saying drugs destroyed many athletes yeah and that’s that’s a great thing to put in that first paragraph – good I mean.

Well again not I don’t mean good but I mean good good answer it’s not good that it destroyed many athletes Rosa’s saying but how to write and persuade readers but you don’t have any information with a subject that’s a tough one that is a tough one now we I mean my answer to that one roses is usually I would say in most cases for especially for IELTS or something like that it will be a broad topic that that most people will have information about but yeah I mean if you don’t know anything about it yeah that would be that would be hard to do but if you’re at home and you get to do it for homework that’s what that’s what we’ve got Google for I guess is my is my answer to that not a great answer but there’s really no good answer for that question Rosa yeah good for you you’ve stumped me okay so the thesis statement is the spark the thesis statement is the engine it is the navigation it is the controlling idea of your entire essay.

Legend by Marie Lu

Legend by Marie Lu

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Release date: November 29, 2011

Pages: 336

Summary: Day is the Republic’s most wanted criminal. He commits crimes that disturb the peace and upset the government’s totalitarian control, but he never takes any lives.

June is the Republic’s golden girl. She got a perfect score on her Trial, making her the best candidate for a military position—and also the best person to find and capture Day. Though Day and June are bitter enemies, they might just find that they have a common enemy…

My thoughts: Legend is a gripping, moving, and thoroughly enjoyable tale of political intrigue and adventure. This book inspired me to write my essay for you. The dual narrative offers two very different perspectives on the same story, and it’s up to the reader to decide whose side they want to take. The distinctions between the narratives of Day and June are subtle, but Lu is very successful in writing through both the male and female teen perspective. Marie Lu’s writing is engaging, and she knows how to grasp her readers’ attention. With every turn of the page, there is something that makes you never want to leave the world of Legend—it’s just that absorbing. The words jump right off the page and into your brain. Legend would make an excellent movie, I think.

Legend’s shining aspect is not the fast-paced, engaging story—it’s the characters. Day and June may not quite read like they’re fifteen (an age awfully young for a protagonist in dystopian in YA), but they’re totally and completely lovable. Day is an underdog with great intentions, so he’s the easiest to warm to. June, on the other hand, is at first a bit rigid, but she opens up throughout the course of the novel. Together, Day and June are absolutely fantastic. There is a bit of romance in this story, but I felt as if it was almost unnecessary. The bond between the two grows very strong, and their friendship is actually sweeter than their first kiss.

The world-building in Legend at first seems a bit simple, but later it’s revealed to be so much more. The ways in which Marie Lu doles out hints to the true intentions of the government is absolutely perfect, and the reader is never left hanging for too long. The ways in which the Republic operates is fascinating, and every move they make, while horrifying, makes a sickening sort of sense.

Legend is a dystopian story not to be missed! It takes the genre to a whole new level with its stellar characters and complex world. The fast pace will hook readers instantly, and the dual perspectives will appeal to both guys and girls. If you’re looking for a thoroughly enjoyable read, Legend has you covered.

4.5/5 stars