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Advice on Academic Writing

Advice on Academic Writing
The advice files listed here by category answer the kinds of questions that University of Toronto students ask about their written assignments. Most were created by writing instructors here—people who are familiar with U of T expectations. But you will also find links to good advice from other institutions under Further Resources. Teachers from across the Web are welcome to create links to any of the Advice pages and to copy our printer-friendly PDF Advice files. If you use our material, however, please follow the guidelines laid out in our Fair-Use Policy.

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How to Write an Essay (with Sample Essays) Steps Part 1 of 5: Writing Your Essay <img alt="Write an Essay Step 1.jpg" src=" width="670" height="503" class="whcdn">1Research the topic. Go online, head to the library, or search an academic database or read newspapers. You may ask a reference librarian. Know which sources are acceptable to your teacher. Occupy Your Brain On Power, Knowledge, and the Re-Occupation of Common Sense photo by Carol Black One of the most profound changes that occurs when modern schooling is introduced into traditional societies around the world is a radical shift in the locus of power and control over learning from children, families, and communities to ever more centralized systems of authority.

What are the Fallacy Files? I began collecting and studying logical fallacies about twenty-five years ago, when I first became interested in logic. This collection took two forms: A collection of named fallacies—such as "ad hominem"—that is, types of bad reasoning which someone has thought distinctive and interesting enough to name and describe. This collection took the form, primarily, of the study and acquisition of books and articles on the named fallacies, especially textbooks and reference books. How Things Work Posted by admin on Dec 28, 2012 in Entertainment | 27 comments For many thing that we all day see in our lives, we don’t know how some of that things work. Here you can see how things really work. How a Zipper Works Illustrating Pi: Unrolling a Circle’s Circumference How a Pill Press Works

What is bass music? Most musicians hate being defined by labels and genres, but let's face it: without them, discovering new music that we actually like would be a long and very slow process. God knows how many tracks are released each week, but imagine having to wade through every one of them trying to find something that suits your tastes, without these helpful (if often overly simplistic) categorisations to narrow things down. The main problem seems to be that all those labels, genres and categories have an innate imprecision - a sort of aesthetic flexibility that allows them to be shrunk, stretched and twisted to fit each listener's personal taste.

The Future of Big-Box Schooling “I think the way western education has grown over the last few centuries, especially with the rise of industrialization, was basically not to create human beings fully equipped to deal with life and all its problems, independent citizens able to exercise their decisions and live their responsibilities in community, but elements to feed into an industrial production system.” – Vandana Shiva, “Schooling the World” “Our schools are, in a sense, factories, in which the raw materials – children – are to be shaped and fashioned into products… The specifications for manufacturing come from the demands of 20th century civilization, and it is the business of the school to build its pupils according to the specifications laid down.” – Ellwood P. Cubberly, Dean, Stanford University School of Education, 1898 For those who haven’t yet seen it, this animation of a talk given by Sir Ken Robinson makes a good complement to the film Schooling the World.

How to Deliver Bad News in Writing While you can't turn bad news into good through clever wording, the way that you deliver bad news in writing can affect how it is received the same way that it does when speaking. Some speakers know how to deliver bad news, and others only make it worse. The same is true in writing. Phys Ed Your Brain on Exercise Jim Wehtje/Getty Images What goes on inside your brain when you exercise? That question has preoccupied a growing number of scientists in recent years, as well as many of us who exercise.

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