Jul 28, 2008
I am getting wiser and wiser...
I am getting wiser and wiser, as I was taught by Mr Wise.
I got an R today. What do R really means. It was ashamed to reveal the meaning. Awkward!
My essay, what? We were discussing on essay problems. Hereby, I rewrite the notes.
-get your facts straight, ex "the Philippines"
-number less than 100 must be written out, ex "thirty seven, not 37"
-avoid lame question, ex "do you know the history that lies behind the country"
-watch the placement of articles, ex "during (the) colonization"
-avoid unnecessary wordiness, ex "(there was a person named) Emilia"
-watch for run-on sentences, ex "Emilia was born in Manila, he completed his education...", should be [Manila. He] or [Manila and he]
-events in the past require a past tense, ex "his efforts contributed" when speaking of someone who is dead
-keep your paragraph together
-thesis statement is the last sentence in the first paragraph
-correct your spelling
-avoid the use of personal pronouns, ex use "one", not "you" or "I"
-avoid excessive use of transitional phrases
-plagiarism is the worst academic fault
-pronouns must refer back to antecedents
* sentence in red is unnecessary wordiness
There are many more which will be discussed this week. This post will be periodically updated.
The reason why list out this problems which has been discussed in class, is nonsense but I got an R. That's all. I hope this can be shared to all my friends, and visitors.
"Read at least a book a month, and an article a day, that's the only way I can suggest to you."
Snippets in the comment box.