Tuesday, 30 December 2014

How to ensure all assignments are done with perfection?

When students step into their universities they often find themselves amidst various strange tasks that seem to, suddenly, demand a lot more of them. This feeling often comes with the need to write several papers in a short span of time. For several of these students who study for a major like English Literature, Philosophy, Cultural Studies or Psychology it is very easy to write lengthy papers. This is because they are trained to do so. However, for some students it is as daunting a task as performing an open heart surgery without a medical degree.

These are all the reasons as a result of which students will often need help with college assignment. And to break it down and make this intimidating task easy, here is what they have to do:

Understand the question
A lot of students get on with writing the answer without actually understanding what the question is demanding of them. As a result of this they get confused midway and lose track. As a more serious result, they panic and are unable to finish the assignment. So before they attempt the question, they should understand the requirement even if it means asking their instructor repeatedly.

Research generously
Researching also helps students give a final shape to their written word. Just like one needs to read bad literature to differentiate it from good literature, students must research thoroughly to know and understand the formal way of writing. This helps them structure their argument and contention in a more proper way.

Read several sample papers
Reading sample papers written by seniors or even instructors can be very helpful for students. When they know and have read what is required of them repeatedly, they internalize the required structure and no longer have to worry about the format; just the content which is also solved with researching.

Write rough drafts
Lastly and most importantly, students must write as many rough drafts as they want until they themselves are pleased with their written words. When they themselves feel content with their content and format, only then will they submit it happily and readily. Writing many drafts also helps them completely omit all grammatical and punctuation mistakes. It also allows them to see for themselves where their argument is lacking and where it needs to be toned down. Eventually the final paper is error free and has no loopholes whatsoever. 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Common English mistakes found in student papers!

English is a complicated language, more so for students who do not understand the basics. This problem can have dire consequences for such students as they are required to write hundreds of thousands of papers in English in their academic career. Each mistake can cost them their grade.
Here we have pointed some of the common mistakes that the majority of the students commit without realizing that this is a mistake. Read ahead! You might be able to correct some of your mistakes without calling for help- I need writing assistance for my university paper.

1.       Grammar
What all readers, from professors to examiners, find annoying is wrong grammar in the paper. The sure shot way of getting a bad grade will be to leave grammatical mistakes in your paper.
Some of the main grammatical mistakes overlooked by students are: Noun form mistakes, verb form mistakes, wrong pronoun usage and subject predicate agreement. These are some very basic grammar topics and can be dealt with quite easily. Online material like books, exercises and tutorials are available for students who need guidelines regarding this problem.

2.      Colloquialism/ slang/ jargon/ idioms
The side effect of testing and internet in student writing is that they tend to incorporate colloquialisms like gonna, wanna etc. in their papers. This slang language, while widely known by all, is highly inappropriate for formal papers. So if you ever find yourself using such language, kindly correct it immediately.
Many students tend to use idioms in their papers. While the usage of idioms like trying to make both ends meet etc. is acceptable, using idioms like when pigs fly is not appropriate for formal papers. Moreover, the use of jargon is also not appropriate for formal papers.

3.       Haphazard structure
The vital element that ties the whole paper together is the structure of the paper. Many students do not care to formulate a structure and in the end their paper resembles a muddle of jumbled up thoughts.
It is very easy to write a paper with proper structure, all you need to do is start with a clear vision and a draft that will help you to navigate your way while you are writing.

4.       Punctuation

Despite the fact that students do not think much about punctuation mistakes, a simple misplaced comma can change the entire meaning of the sentence. So make sure you revise your paper in the end to eliminate all punctuation errors.