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    • Required Components of Academic Essays - Dr. Kimberly Bunts-Anderson’s helpful tips suggestions and requirements for your essays.
    • Use a Cover Sheet ! • Assignment name • Title • Course and Section • Instructor’s name • Your Full Name and Student ID • 2011/Month• * Note your page numbering should start here whether visible or not (invisible is standard)
    • Ask your instructor if an abstract is required inyour assignment. If yes, include the following: If no, go to the next slide. • Type the abstract of the document here. The abstract is typically a short summary of the contents of the document. If you did some research you should outline your approach and result(s).• Note* Use your course template! A header and footer should be visible with your information, the assignment and page number
    • Ask your instructor if an index is required in your assignment. If yes, include the following: If no, go to the next slide.• An Index page is usually helpful to your reader if you are doing a report essay or long research essay where Multiple Headings and subheadings are required, and a variety of sections are needed. It should look like this• Contents••• introduction 1• report body 2.-3• Discussion 4• Conclusion 4• Recommendation 5• References 6• Appendices 7-9
    • Formatting• Note* The information or sentences required in most academic essays are highlighted in red. You should start with a ‘title’ centered on your first page. The Big Cheese : Important UAE people.
    • Introduction• 1.Should start with a general thesis statement that briefly introduces your topic. Should provide background information on the topic. 2.Should include a reason why the topic is interesting and indicates who the audience will be. Should inform the reader of the writers’ role and how the topic will be addressed i.e. (is the writer neutral, arguing, explaining, reporting informing) (what type of essay: compare contrast, narrative, report, expository, research, propos al, argument, problem solving etc.’)• 3. A detailed thesis statement which clearly addresses the prompt or question given in the assignment.
    • • Body Paragraph I 4.. Should start with a topic sentence that states the topic or main idea of the paragraph and any subtopics or areas that will be covered it should be connected to the detailed thesis above and the prompt given in assignment.• Have sentence that explains or defines the topic clearly for the reader. 5..Should have a sentence explaining why the topic is important to the reader in other words(why is it being written about or why is it a reader should read it).• 5A.Should have a sentence that introduces subtopics or areas that support the main idea or topic introduced in topic sentences above in the author’s own words . Should have sentence(s )that provide the reader with new information on the main topic and any subtopics described in paragraph. Should have sentence(s) that any new information or facts are supported by reading or research.• 6a Here you could use course reading info as support. (paraphrase or quote cited in APA) For each new fact introduced there should be supporting information that follows that describes additional reading on the topic. Should have a sentence that concludes that topic and introduces transitions to another topic or that carries on to another area that the topic covers.
    • • Body Paragraph II 7. Should start with a topic sentence that states the topic or main idea of the paragraph and any subtopics or areas that will be covered it should be connected to the detailed thesis above and the prompt given in assignment. Should have a sentence(s) that describe the topic in the writers own words. Should have sentences that introduces subtopics or areas that support the main idea or topic introduced in topic sentences above . Should have sentence(s )that provide the reader with new information on the main topic and any subtopics described in paragraph. Should have sentence(s) that any new information or facts are supported by reading or research..At least 1 sentence that shows you have used outside materials through ideas or words. For each new fact introduced there should be supporting information that follows that describes additional reading on the topic. 8. Here you can use something from course reading (paraphrase or quote cited in APA). Note* Transitions- Paragraphs-Should have a sentence that concludes the topic above or introduces transitions to new main idea or topic or that carries on with the topic above.
    • Body paragraphs III, IV … will follow the same pattern until allthe main ideas in the thesis are covered and the prompt givenin the assignment has been completely responded to. Make sure that in your body paragraphs you have used different types of support quotations, examples, paraphrases and terms about the topic you have learned from the readings or your research. NOTE* The number of Body paragraphs you have depends on how much information you are providing how you have organized your response to the prompt given in your assignment and how many words the assignment is supposed to be.
    • What about assignments for your course? Assignments for Col 140 typically are covered in 2-3 body paragraphs sometimes more Assignments for Col 145 are typically covered in 3-5 body paragraphs sometimes more Larger assignments like those in Col 240 require more body paragraphs.
    • What about Research? If the Assignment has a large research component it will have body paragraph(s) describing the research process and findings.• At least two sentences that show you have conducted original research and or an investigation of the topic (This is required of Assignments that have done literature reviews, studies, observations or interviews. If the Assignment has a large research component it will have body paragraph(s) describing the analysis of the findings and the conclusions of the researcher or researchers. It will also support those findings with other research or by readings. If the assignment has a large research component and the findings are significant it may have a body paragraph that discusses how the findings are significant and how they could be applied.
    • ConclusionShould have a topic sentence(s) that briefly summarizes theinformation provided in the body paragraphs above.It should have a sentence or sentence(s) that summarize theessay in more detail by reviewing or repeating informationintroduced in the body paragraphs above in a new way.It should have a sentence that either in the author’s ownreflection or a quotation or paraphrase from elsewhere thetopic is important.9. It should have a concluding statement that ends yourassignment and that shows that the prompt given in theassignment has been addressed.It could end with a statement that gives the author’s opinionor calls the reader to do something, or describes associatedareas of the topic the reader may want to know about. Hereyou can write in first person!!
    • Research assignments should have a section describing ‘future action’s• Future Actions: If the essay had a large or significant research component it will discuss the writer’s future plans to continue the research or apply the findings.
    • Reports should include one of the sections below:Recommendations or Suggestions: If theessay is about solving a significantproblem the writer will give suggestionsand recommendations to solve theproblem based on the information aboveand may request that the reader becomeinvolved.
    • 10. References Cummings, J. N., Butler, B., & Kraut, R. (2002). The quality of online social relationships. Communications of the ACM, 45(7), 103-108. Hu, Y., Wood, J. F., Smith, V., & Westbrook, N. (2004). Friendships through IM: Examining the relationship between instant messaging and intimacy. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(1), 38-48. Tidwell, L. C., & Walther, J. B. (2002). Computer-mediated communication effects on disclosure, impressions, and interpersonal evaluations: Getting to know one another a bit at a time. Human Communication Research, 28(3), 317-348. Underwood, H., & Findlay, B. (2004). Internet relationships and their impact on primary relationships. Behaviour Change, 21(2), 127-140.• Note* Center the title “References,” and• alphabetize the entries. Do not underline or italicize the title. Double-space between all• entries. Every article mentioned in the paper should have an entry
    • If your essay has any original research you should have anAppendices section, following the bibliography above. Itshould have a cover page with the same layout as yourAssignment cover page Appendices Course and Section Your Full Name and Student ID • 2011/Month
    • Each section of the research should have its own page Appendix A or B with a description of the research Appendix A or B with a description of the research Use a separate pg for each• Appendix A- Interview with Grandfather Name of Interviewer Name of Interviewee Type of Interview (phone conversation, informal, open ended, question answer etc) Place and Date where interview took place Length of Interview Focus or Topic of Interview Interview questions and answers Interview notes or transcript Go to another page if there were two interviews or another interviewee
    • Appendix B- Grandfather Follow up QuestionsName of InterviewerName of IntervieweeType of Interview (phone conversation, informal, openended, question answer etc)Place and Date where interview took placeGo to another page if Another Research Tool was usedFocus of InterviewInterview questions and answersInterview notes or transcript
    • Appendix C- Survey QuestionsNumber of ResearchersNumber of People surveyedTypes of People Surveyed Description(Classmates Male EmiratiStudents, Classmates, People between the agesof 30-60 etc,)Place and Date where survey took placeMethod of Delivery – electronic, email, hardcopyCopy of Survey questions
    • Appendix D- Survey Results Detailed information or Report of Survey Findings and AnalysisRemember to use your headings and footers throughout with the assignment name,Your Name – ID class number- section~ 7 ~ and page numbers!
    • Before you Submit !
    • Remember to PROOF your work for Errors BEFORE you submitBe sure to put it all- on your class template or… that all the information required in your template is included with your assignment.Don’t forget to highlight any of the AWL words you have used from your readings.