Entries by Lorraine Savage

Write with authority using Questia’s research tutorials

Have you checked out Questia’s Research Tutorials yet? The self-study research tutorials are designed to guide you through the steps of persuasive writing. Offering a virtual library of lesson plans, the tutorials provide tips and guidelines so you can write a more persuasive, researched and effective paper. You can access one or all of the […]

Standardized testing cons; colleges are dropping SAT, ACT

A growing number of colleges and universities are abandoning standardized tests in favor of other qualifications for college admission, in an effort to boost college acceptance rates and because SAT scoring is often not a true test of a student’s knowledge. Roughly a quarter of colleges and universities have become “test optional” or “test flexible.” […]

Top research paper tips: Use action verbs for persuasive writing

“I wrote some stuff that was really important.” I have no idea what that means. “I translated a report on toucans in Mexico that was published in the journal Science.” Now, that’s impressive! Choosing active verbs, using precise vocabulary words and employing persuasive techniques in your writing will make your work credible. Writing well follows […]

Writing a research paper or term paper conclusion

Writing a research paper conclusion is more than just summarizing your paper’s main points. Depending on the type of term paper you’re writing, your conclusion must serve a variety of purposes. Below are tips on how to write a conclusion to a research paper, persuasive essay, instructional paper and scientific paper. For additional guidance, consult […]

Research paper help: How to write a persuasive essay with an opposing viewpoint

A persuasive essay is difficult enough to write, but what if you are assigned to discuss or prove a point of view you don’t agree with? How can you effectively debate controversial issues you do not support? Will your biases negatively affect your research? Here are some tips on how to write a research paper […]

Law journals discuss court cases on diversity in the classroom

Racial diversity on college campuses has had a lengthy judicial history. Several cases have upheld or struck down affirmative action used in college admissions policies. Law journals and civil liberties organizations are weighing in on the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas. Some, […]

Is teaching for you? Finding your place and reaching your goals

Some college students feel the calling to become a teacher. It’s a noble profession, and in many times in history and in many cultures, the teacher is held in high regard. Luckily, there are many volunteer, internship and student teaching programs, such as Teach for America and AmeriCorps, for college students and graduates to get […]