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15 Thesis Statement Examples to Inspire Your Next Argumentative Essay

Have you ever watched a great film trailer and thought, “I have to see that movie!”? A good trailer gives you the basic premise of the movie, shows you the highlights, and encourages you to want to see more. A good thesis statement will accomplish the same thing. It gives readers an idea of the …

70 Compare and Contrast Essay Topics to Help You Get Started

You’re looking for a great compare and contrast essay topic to kick start your assignment. How can you choose an interesting topic that’s simultaneously narrow yet broad enough to provide you with plenty of great material? In this blog post, I’ll give you 70 compare and contrast essay topics. I’ve also included links to sample essays …

12 Cyber Bullying Articles to Help You Write a Persuasive Essay

You’ve decided to write a persuasive essay, and the topic you’ve chosen is cyber bullying—specifically, something should be done about it, but what? The core, or the “guts,” of your essay should come from your own thoughts and views on the issue. To really make an impact, though, you should support your arguments with citations …

12 Gun Control Articles to Support Your Argumentative Essay

Gun control is a hot button issue, especially in the wake of so many recent, tragic mass shootings. It is also a polarizing issue, which means that it tends to divide people. When you’re writing an argumentative essay, it generally doesn’t matter what side of an issue you take. What matters is that you take …

APA Citation Made Simple (Infographic)

If you have spent any amount of time writing papers for your university social sciences courses, you have probably had to learn a thing or two about APA citation. Contrary to popular opinion, APA does NOT stand for A Pain in the A**. Though it may seem so. Rather, APA stands for American Psychological Association. This group …

Kibin No Essay Scholarship Giveaway

Let me ask you this. How many hours does it take for a typical college student to earn $1,000? Whether you’re working in a restaurant, a coffee shop, or in retail, chances are it will take you approximately 100 hours to earn that much money. 100 hours? That’s five 20-hour work weeks. 100 hours is enough time …

Literary Analysis Essay Tips From a Kibin Editor

I had a chance to sit down with Natalie H. who has been an editor for Kibin since June 2013. We talked about what makes a literary analysis essay tick and what makes it ick, and I asked her about her all-time writing pet peeves. Here’s what Natalie had to say. What is a literary analysis essay? …

Problem-Solution Essay Tips from a Kibin Editor

What’s your problem? Do you have a problem-solution essay due soon? Problem solved. I got a chance to sit down with Kibin editor Buz H. to dissect what makes a problem-solution essay good. He shares best problem-solution essay tips. What Is a Problem-Solution Essay? A problem-solution essay is just like it sounds–an essay that presents …

How to Write a Persuasive Essay That’s Convincing

OMG! I have to write a persuasive essay! HELP!!!!! First of all, don’t panic. You may think you don’t know how to write a persuasive essay, but you really do. You’ve been persuading people all your life—with varying degrees of success, of course. From when you pleaded to stay up an extra fifteen minutes before …

Persuasive Essay Writing Made Simple (Infographic)

What if you could be more persuasive than a presidential candidate? Too easy. What if you could inspire more followers than a religious leader? Hmm, maybe. What if you could convince Taylor Swift (or Taylor Lautner, if you prefer) to go out for a coffee? Now we’re talking! Well first things first. Before your coffee date, you need to …

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How Good Transition Words Can Improve Your Writing
Good transition words guide your reader from one thought in your writing to the next. They allow you to arrange your ideas in a clear and meaningful way that the reader can easily follow. If you think of writing as being a type of journey, you can think of transition words as being like sign …
How to Write a Surprisingly Good Synthesis Essay
Your class has been writing a few argumentative essays here and there, and you have to admit … you’re getting pretty good at it. But now your instructor says that you need to take it a step further and write a synthesis essay. The name might be a little intimidating, but don’t worry—I’ll be here …
The Best Way to Prepare for Your In-Class Essay
You’ve known for a week that this day was coming. It’s the day you’ll have to write the dreaded in-class essay. You don’t work well under pressure. You have no time to organize your thoughts. You never know what to write. You’re freaking out and can feel your heart pounding out of your chest. You …
How to Write an Analytical Essay That Digs Deep
Do you remember that analytical essay you were assigned a week or two ago?  Do you realize that it’s due in a few days, and you haven’t even started it yet?  Yes, really; it’s due in a few days, so it’s time you stop procrastinating and begin writing that analytical essay! Keep reading this blog …
How to Write Good Hook Sentences
In a 1971 fight, Joe Frazier famously floored boxing champ Muhammad Ali with a strong left hook, leading to Ali’s first ever professional loss in the boxing ring. This is most definitely not the source of the word “hook” in writing, but the analogy is as solid as Frazier’s punch. No matter what type of …
How to Find Primary Sources for Your History Essay
History is usually taught in the most boring way possible. You read your textbooks, try to memorize important names and dates, and take a few tests along the way. You’ve gotten used to this routine. But now your instructor wants to shake things up by having you write a history essay. Now you’re lost. You …
How to Write Good Essay Titles That Are… Good
Can you imagine a world where everything was named as blandly as possible? “Come here, Pet.” “Hey, Maternal Grandmother, could I get your recipe for Casserole?” “Book about a Long Journey is pretty much the best thing I’ve ever read.” “I love shopping at Clothing Store at Mall—its Regular Jeans are to die for.” Meh. …
This Analytical Essay Outline Will Kick Start Your Writing
You’ve been staring at your blank computer screen for what feels like hours, trying to figure out how to start your analytical essay. You try to choose between writing the introduction first or getting right into the meat of it. But somehow, it seems too difficult to do either. What you need is is a …
How Comedians Teach You to Write Good Transition Sentences
Think back to the last time you saw a really great stand-up comedy show. The jokes were funny. The comedian was a good story teller, transitioning effortlessly between segments, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. Now think about a time when you saw a really terrible comedian. It may have been the …