Academic Writing

Academic writing is a writing form that is usually serious, and intended for a critical and informed audience. It typically has an objective stance, a clear statement of the significance of the topic, and correctly utilizes formal academic rhetoric.

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Academic Writing
Newspapers and Magazines

What is an editorial?

An editorial is an article in a newspaper or magazine (or television or radio) that expresses the editor's personal bias.

it is exactly what it sounds like that one thing that is written and read for is an editorial.....
written by Jacob H...
Editorial is not like sub-editor. It is a place in newspaper for reporter to give their idea.
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Student Loans and Financial Aid
Writing and Composition

What is an example of an analytical exposition text?

AnswerAnalytical Exposition Sample in Learning EnglishWhy is Learning English Important?

Language is the mean of communication. Mostly groups of society have their own languages. Some of them appear the top global languages. Most people in the world hear about English, Arabic, and Mandarin. However English is the most global spoken language. Then if a man wants to catch a global goal, he has to master English.

Everyone recognize that English is an international language. English is used in writing and speaking by many people all over the world. It can be either as a first or second language. We even hear British, American, Australian, and even Singaporean English. Those various names of English are used as the first language in those countries. Futhermore, some countries have their own languages as a mother language but also use English mostly in daily comunication.

Besides usage in daily interaction, English is also used as a key to open doors leading to scientific and technical knowledge. No wonder we find manual guides and instructions of many devices written in English. Even if we have a pack of instant noodle, we will see the cooking instruction also written in English. This transfer of science and technic will include many countries in economic, social and politics developement.

Finaly, the most easily seen in the importance of learning English is that most top requirement in filling job opportunities is the ability using English; active or passive. Job applicants who master English are more favourable than ones who do not.

The above facts prove that everybody needs to learn English if he likes to greet the global

Books and Literature
Academic Writing
Book Reports

What is the meaning of noting details?

The meaning of noting details is that you remember things in detail from a book or story. So you note them down to remember them. In reading, this is an observation and reading comprehension skill. But we use it every day in observing our world and others. If you close your eyes and think about your bedroom, you could describe in writing 10 things located in your bedroom. If you had a oversized Oklahoma flag hanging above your desk, you could offer an explanation about that detail. These are skills used in reading a book, where a character owns something unusual, posseses some unique character trait, or acts in a peculiar way (whether good or bad). When you write a book report, book summary, or a term paper, the details you note will help you write an interesting reflection about the book or story.

Academic Writing
Botany or Plant Biology

How do green plants make sugar?

by process of photosynthesis

Jobs & Education
Academic Writing
Speech Writing

How many pages in a 700 word essay - single space?

Approximately one full page, depending on the length of your words.

It's a little more than a page. Microsoft word has a word count feature, and keeps track of the numbers at the bottom of the window.

Academic Writing

Topic sentences have what two main functions?

Capture the readers interest and to explain, or to discuss and argue for your thesis.

Academic Writing
Teaching Resources
Primary and Elementary School

How do you write an essay about a specific topic?

WikiAnswers will not write an essay for you to copy, but we will help you to write your own assignment.

  • If your teacher has given you a specific topic, the first thing you should do is make a list of everything you know about that topic. Do some research if you need to!

For the first step, don't worry about complete sentences and grammar - just write down your ideas. This can be either an informal list or a more formal outline.

If you are writing about a person, list facts about their life. If you are writing about a place or thing, list facts that you have looked up.

If your topic is more general, like "The Flag" or "Friendship," write down anything that comes into your mind when you think of that thing. If you are writing about an event, like "My Vacation" or "A Trip to the Airport," list everything that happened.

If your teacher has given you a phrase or proverb as a topic (like "Give Love, Get Love" or "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine") then you first must be sure you understand what the phrase means! Use a search engine like or if you need to. Then list everything that you think of when you think of that phrase.

  • Write the introductory paragraph using the assigned topic as your thesis or topic statement. Explain what you are going to show about this topic in your essay.
  • Now, make each fact you have listed into a complete sentence. For each fact, write two or three more sentences explaining that fact. These will be your paragraphs. Try different ways of putting them in order in the essay until you decide which way works best to get your ideas across - it does not really matter what order you use unless the teacher has said to do it a specific way!
  • Write your concluding paragraph, in which you show that each of your facts supported or explained the topic.
  • Check your grammar and punctuation.

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Death and Dying
Academic Writing

Write an application to principal for leave?


The Principal

Govt Degree college


Subject:- Request for one day leave.

I beg to say that I have an urgent piece of work at home. So, I cannot attend my college today.

Kindly grant me leave for today.

Thanking you,

Date 10-10-2011 Regards,


Academic Writing
Brackets Parentheses and Quotation Marks

Do you use quotation marks for dictionary definitions?


Academic Writing
Example Sentences

How do you use collapse in a sentence?

The balanced structure was so unstable that it could collapse at any moment.

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Creative Writing

Can you write a description of a scary person?

One description could be a person with long wretchy hair, oily and wrinkly skin, big eyes, and bloody.

Think of Dracula or something scary. It might not be their appearance, It might be something you know about them...

The most dangerous people can be beautiful to look at, have lovely smiles and an engaging, fun personality but they are hiding a black heart. A psychopath/sociopath is someone who feels no empathy or emotional connection to other people. They just don't care about anyone. They only pretend to. The more unattractive people can have wonderful personalities and kind hearts.

Credit and Debit Cards
Academic Writing
Sentence and Word Structure

When do you use has over have?

It depends on the subject. I have. He has. We have. They have. You have. She or it has.

Academic Writing
Formatting Citation and Documentation
APA Format

How do you reference quotes from a guest speaker?

In APA format, cite as personal communication with the speaker's name; then, in parentheses, include the words "personal communication" and the date that the interview or speech took place.

EXAMPLE: A. Jones (personal communication, April 15, 2010) stated that train travel between major cities less than 100 miles apart would increase at least 10% over the next three years.

Note: Personal communications, including lectures and unpublished speeches, are not cited on the reference page because no printed version exists for the reader to access.

Academic Writing
Newspapers and Magazines

What is a caption in a newspaper or article?

It is the description about the photo in the article. This usually includes where and what in it.

Academic Writing
Sentence and Word Structure

Can you use too at the end of a sentence?

Yes. Example: I am a person and you are too.

Academic Writing
Punctuation and Capitalization

Are exhibition names italicized?

Not usually, but their initial letters are capitalized as for any title, such as American Centennial World Exposition.

Academic Writing

How long does a good argument essay have to be?

Usually the person who wants you to write the essay will tell you how long it should be. Ask them!

Academic Writing

What does allow mean?

to allow - to permit

Academic Writing
Drama and Acting
Humor & Amusement
Scattergories and Words Starting with Certain Letters

All the letters that start with A?

1 (its A)

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Rough Drafts

What is mean by precis writing?

ans: writing one third summary of a given passage or paragraph or to compress a passage or paragraph .third person will be used instead of first person pronoun.

Academic Writing
Synonyms and Antonyms

What word can you replace the word feel with?

Synonyms for the verb to feel are to perceive, to experience, to sense.

Synonyms for the noun feel are texture, impression, sensation, sense.

Academic Writing
Punctuation and Capitalization
Apostrophes and Ellipses

How do you use Luis on an apostrophe?

If you mean What is the possessive form of Luis? it is Luis's.

Academic Writing
Writing: Narrative Viewpoint

How do you write in third person limited?

When writing in the third person limited, you describe the person, what the person does, and perhaps what the person knows.

She saw Bill pull up in his red convertible. He tooted. He said, "Do you want to go for a ride?"

She said, "Yes." It had been a long time since she had gone for a ride.

(All you can do is describe her and the people she is with. You can describe what she is wearing, etc.)

You have no idea what John is thinking or what he will say when she returns from her ride with Bill. You do not know what Cindy thinks about Sue getting in the car with her boyfriend. That will come out in later dialogue.

Academic Writing
Research Papers

How do you write an analytical reflection?

An analytical reflection is all about honesty. Don't try and make it the best prose ever - it's not about that. Try and record your own thoughts, feelings and impressions, and your emotions too if need be. You are not, or at least you shouldn't be, trying to impress anybody.

Use the sort of language you would use in everyday speech - if something pissed you off then say so (Obviously don't use offensive language if it is going to be read by someone else). The reader needs to get the feeling that this is you talking to them off the page.

Keeping a diary is a must, that way you are reminded of the reality of events.

Academic Writing
Labor and Employment Law
Salary and Pay Rates
Teaching Resources

How much money does a teacher earn?

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, "median annual wages of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers ranged from $47,100 to $51,180 in May 2008; the lowest 10 percent earned $30,970 to $34,280; the top 10 percent earned $75,190 to $80,970."

According to the American Federation of Teachers, beginning teachers with a bachelor's degree earned an average of $33,227 in the 2005-2006 school year.

Ultimately, a teacher's salary depends on a number of factors:

  • where they are teaching (cities, states and countries)
  • what level they are teaching (primary, middle, senior or tertiary)
  • level of experience and how many years they have been teaching
  • their area of specialty
  • number and types of qualifications
  • set wage rises within an industry, and within the country

Salaries vary by state, city and district. If that was not enough, within a state, a city and a district, every teacher earns a salary based on years of teaching experience and education level, or other incentives offered by the state, city or department for which that teacher works.

More input from contributors:

  • I have a masters degree and I am a first year teacher. I make $66,000 a year, before taxes. Some of my colleagues have been teaching for 15 years and make well over $100,000 a year. It definitely depends on where you live. These are figures for Long Island, New York.
  • I have the equivalent of a doctoral degree, have been teaching for 15 years and only make $61,000 per year, before taxes.
  • In Oklahoma some teachers at public schools are starting at 28,000 per year.

    As an Australian teacher who is in the category of "senior teacher" but who does not (by choice) hold any Head of Department positions, my salary is currently over $80,000 per annum and it increases every year.


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