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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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4 Expert Tips to Writing an A+ Analytical Essay
Write an analytical essay. It’s a short sentence, but it packs some intimidation, doesn’t it? Don’t let it scare you. It’s really just a fancy way of saying, “Write a paper, and support what you say.” It’s like piecewise linear interpolation. Now that sounds scary! Someone once explained it to me as a mathematical way …
How to Write an Annotated Bibliography That Works
Once upon a time there was a hard-working student who paid close attention to lectures, studied hard, and learned how to cite properly in both MLA and APA format. The sun shone brightly. Then one day a dark cloud overshadowed the world. A professor asked the student to write an annotated bibliography. The student grew …
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 to Analyze 4 Important Handmaid’s Tale Characters
Ever go to a party with your BFF, and when you get there, the only person you know is the friend who invited you? While meeting a whole bunch of new people is great, it can be a mental challenge to try to remember people’s names, what they do, or even if they’re the people …
How to Analyze Imagery in Literature the Smart Way
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words,” right? But does it really take 1,000 words to create a vivid picture? Check out this short paragraph from Charlotte’s Web: Fern came slowly down the stairs. Her eyes were red from crying. As she approached her chair, the carton wobbled, and …
15 Ways to Improve Your Academic Writing
Would you write an email to your boss using the same word choices and style that you’d use to send an email or text to your friend? Would you start your email to your boss with “Hey dude, wassup?” Probably not. Why? Because writing to your boss demands a higher level of professionalism and formality …
What Is a Hook Sentence? (Infographic)
If you’re havin’ essay problems, I feel bad for you, son. I got 99 problems but a hook ain’t one. I don’t have a hook problem, aside from the sick pleasure I glean from mangling popular song lyrics to suit my purpose, nor does Jay Z, if all those platinum albums are to be believed. …
6 Prewriting Strategies to Get Your Essay Rolling
I’m a traveler. During my journeys, I have met myriad travelers, each with different ways of traveling. One of the most interesting differences I’ve noticed has been the various ways in which travelers prepare for a trip. Interestingly, it mirrors the different prewriting strategies writers use to prepare for an essay. On one end of the …
3 Ways to Focus on Concrete Language in Your Next Essay
Here’s a list of concrete words: Bull float Expansion joint Forms Screed Trowel Rebar Yes, these are literally words related to concrete, but that’s most likely not what your prof means when he tells you to focus on concrete language. Keep in mind, though, that these words could be considered concrete language because they’re very …