Then you should come back to it and rewrite it.

It usually begins by putting some thesis or argument on the table for consideration.

If you can, show it to your friends and get their reactions to it.

(In this respect, philosophy is more like a science than the other humanities.) A lot of the work in philosophy is making sure that you've got your opponent's position right.You can assume that is stupid (see above).

These early stages will involve , but you won't yet be trying to write a complete paper.

3) Make the sentence as precise and arguable as possible.

Apple Inc., in everyday life called Apple, is an American computer and consumer electronics company founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald G. Wayne. The company had approximately 46,600 employees and a turnover of around 65 billion

It's even more valuable to talk to each other about what you want to argue in your paper.

So this is another reason you should try to improve , not just the passages we comment on.It is possible to improve a paper without improving it enough to raise it to the next grade level.

Don't wait until two or three nights before the paper is due to begin.


Isn't it easy to see what the structure of these papers is?

5) Turn your topic into a sentence that is a statement. Example: The quality of small batches of beer is affected by the overall health of the yeast used during fermentation.

Make it clear what the problem is, and why it is a problem.

3) Name a specific aspect of the specific topic. Example: the quality of beer and the quality of microorganisms needed to brew it properly

In addition, be sure to say in the paper it is relevant.

Another way you can help make the structure of your paper obvious is by telling the reader what you've done so far and what you're going to do next.

By itself, the following argument is pretty worthless:

6) Now add "fine" focus to your statement by making a statement that can (although it does not necessarily need to) refer back to your research. Example: A survey of microbrewers suggests that beer taste is equally affected by the health of yeast used during fermentation as it is by the quality of the grains used.

Try harder to figure out what's motivating them.

Beat him over the head with it.How can you do this?First of all, use connective words, like:These will help your reader keep track of where your discussion is going.

So tell the reader what it is you think X is saying.

This audio file describes the process of choosing and narrowing a topic that is demonstrated in this learning packet. This audio file is a supplement to the text portion of this packet, and is meant to be listened to the powerpoint slide.

There are two main problems with paraphrases of this sort.

This audio file describes the process of choosing and narrowing a topic that is demonstrated in this learning packet. This audio file is a supplement to the text portion of this packet, and is meant to be listened to the powerpoint slide.