How to Write an Introduction Paragraph

Many students and professionals agree that writing a research paper isn’t something they look forward to at first. While writing a research paper gives you the opportunity to learn about new topics you were not familiar with before, the process of compiling the paper can be daunting. In fact, one of the most difficult aspects of writing research papers is coming up with a way to grasp the reader’s interest with an attention-grabbing introduction paragraph. Even though the introduction paragraph is relatively short, it is one of the most important components because it gives the reader an initial “sample” of the rest of the paper.

There are three major components an author needs to consider in the intro: the first sentence, setting the context, and the thesis statement. Once you have these planned out, putting together the introduction will become much more manageable and successful. Read more

How to Succeed in Your First Art History Course

Are you taking your first art history class? If you’re unsure of how to succeed in an art history class, or if you’re overwhelmed with the names you can’t pronounce and the dates you can’t remember, then this post is for you!

Let’s walk through ways to succeed in an art history class. Read more

Seven Annoying Grammar Mistakes

Below are some of the most annoying grammar mistakes.

To make them more palatable, they are on beautiful pictures: Read more

Top 6 Ways to Use Questia You Didn’t Know About

Get the most out of Questia as you prepare for midterms—utilize all the cool features it offers! You already follow the Questia blog—or so I assume since you’re reading this—but have you ever really dug into Questia.com? In case you haven’t, we’re sharing some of the most unique features from Questia that make it stand out from the crowd.

Check out the top 6 ways to use Questia that you may have had no idea about…until now. Read more

Research Paper Topics on Rhetoric and Public Speaking

Rhetoric is the study of writing or public speaking as a means of communication or persuasion. No matter your major, this is a skill that is critical for college students to master. Knowing how to communicate in both written and verbal forms will be required in your future career, especially as you rise higher into positions of responsibility.

Improve your rhetoric and public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: LinkedIn)

Improve your rhetoric and public speaking skills with our tips. (Credit: LinkedIn)

For that reason, it’s a good idea to take time to explore research paper topics in rhetoric. Read more

Effective Communication Research Paper Topics

Every field of study and business needs effective communication to disseminate information, persuade colleagues and customers, and conduct business. Good communication skills are important for not just the boss but also everyone else.

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Learn more about effective communication. (Credit: Pexels)

Here are some research paper topics on communicating science news and information, effective business communication and information overload. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Who Are Your Mentors?

Whether helping mentees study for a test or learning a new skill, mentors provide the chance to move forward and set their sights even higher.

Our reading room books show how important mentors are. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Our reading room books show how important mentors are. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Learn how you can become a mentor and help others achieve their goals through our next set of reading room books – FREE for the next month. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Interview and workforce success

We all enter the workforce at some point in our lives, and it is never too soon to begin learning how to succeed amongst your peers as well as balance your time management skills.

Find success in the workforce here. (Credit: AIB)

Find success in the workforce here. (Credit: AIB)

Check out our FREE books for the next month, and you’ll be sure to ace that next job interview. Read more

Grammar usage and English grammar test instruction

Grammar and effective word usage are important to writing well. There have been many studies on teaching grammar successfully and learning to write properly.

Ace your research papers by using proper grammar. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Ace your research papers by using proper grammar. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Here are some interesting research paper topics on grammar lessons, letting students write instead of memorizing grammar rules, Britain’s new English grammar test that is challenging teachers, and persuasive professional writing with creative word usage. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Start the year with success

When a new year rolls around, what is the number one thing people aim to do? Figure out how they can be successful and better their lives in the coming year, of course! Our list of reading room books are sure to inspire you to be the best you.

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