Ideas For Writers That Appear Timeless

Social media marketers have to be part journalist, part advertiser. In an age of “brands as publishers,” it’s often more important to embrace the journalist than the advertiser side. After all, your tweet, post or article is competing with the friends, news sites, entertainers, publications and brands that your audience…

Drafting, Re-drafting and Editing Papers

ATTENTION TO DETAIL Once you have completed your first draft, you can engage in self-criticism. Look over what you have written. Is it clear in its message? At this stage, you should be able to produce your main thesis in a summary form, say, 150 to 200 words. Can you…

Writing Ideas For Palm Beach Writers Group

10 Secrets to Getting Published  1) Sell it first, then write it. Query editors. Present a list of ideas. Remember: You must write what people will buy. Only The New Yorker, literary publications and some rare periodicals publish poetry. (more…)

General Notes on Thesis Writing

1. You are expected to use a word processor, where possible. This will not only help the reader, but it will also help you when you want to shift text, spell check etc. Computers for the word processing of TS assignments are available in the IT room, the library and…

Introduction, Body and Conclusion of Thesis Paper

The introduction does not need to be lengthy; a short sharp introduction can be a most effective start to a research paper. The purpose of the introduction is to show the reader what you understand to be the issues raised by the question you are addressing and how you propose…

Writing On Creative License

As children we are encouraged to be creative, even some might say this behavior is more desirable today than in the past. However, for the most part, once you are into the years of education where your studies begin to become more serious, being creative is sometimes discouraged, called daydreaming,…

How to improve the clarity of your writing

EXPRESSING YOURSELF CLEARLY. Always try to write concisely, simply and clearly. Accept that you can always improve the clarity of your writing. If you are not sure about the use of certain standard grammatical forms, refer to a useful set of short information sheets produced by the Student Learning Centre. …

Analysis and Planning Your Thesis Paper

THE SKELETON OUTLINE The next phase is to plan your thesis paper. You had an idea. You converted that idea into the question your thesis is addressing. You have carried out your research. You must now convert the idea into a research paper drawing upon the relevant source material and…

The Literature Search and the Literature Survey

The objective of your literature search is to find as much of the relevant and available material on your topic as possible, while the literature survey will evaluate the usefulness of the material in the context of your research question. This guide assumes that you are already familiar with the…