Most students want to know the key to writing the best essays, so they look all over the Internet for advice or they ask their friends to write their essays for them. What most students do not know is that the only advice they need is how to format an essay and how to read an essay assignment.
Students will learn how to format an essay or research project according to APA guidelines, how to create a title page with running head, how to develop a Reference page, and how to cite sources within their text. Students will practice these skills throughout the workshop and apply them to their own writing projects.
How to format an essay (essay pages)
Two weeks later, what we received what would best be described as gibberish. A few of the papers attempt to mimic APA style, but none achieve it without glaring errors. Citations were sloppy, and the reference lists abominable – including outdated and unknown sources, many of which were online news stories, editorial posts or blogs, and some that were simply broken links. In terms of the quality of the writing itself, the authors of all four papers seemed to have a very tenuous grasp of the English language, or even how to format an essay. Paragraphs jumped bluntly from one topic to another, and often fell into the form of a list, counting off various forms of cheating or providing a long stream of examples that were never explained or connected to the “thesis” of the paper. Here are some excerpts from the four papers: