Posts by Naomi Tepper:

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 …
How to Create a Persuasive Essay Outline
I take my dog Oskar to work with me nearly every day. He rides in a trailer that I tow behind my bike 2.5 miles uphill to the Kibin office. I’m lucky that I work for a place that allows dogs. Other dog companions aren’t so fortunate. Shouldn’t responsible dog owners be allowed to bring …
What Is a Persuasive Essay, and How Can You Make Yours Good?
What is a persuasive essay? In the simplest of terms, a persuasive essay is intended to persuade. It should incite action and pull readers toward a given point of view, or convince those whose minds are not yet made up. The targets of a persuasive essay are those who are “on the fence.” If someone is …
10 ½ Writing Strategies to Make English Class Easier This Semester
Every student has to take English classes at some time or another. In all of these classes, you’ll have to write stuff (cue theme from “Jaws”). Given a choice between two classes, “Writing 101” and “Breaking Rocks with Your Head,” most students would pick the latter. Why is that? What is it about writing an …
Use This Expository Essay Outline to Stop Procrastinating
What are you doing surfing the net and reading blog posts, when you should be writing? Procrastinating again, huh? Well that’s okay. I can’t blame you—writing an expository essay can be frustrating. It doesn’t have to be that difficult, though; all you need is a gentle push in the right direction. That’s what I’m here …
Writing an Argumentative Essay Made Easy (Infographic)
Being able to write a well-supported argument is a life skill that will extend far beyond the walls of the classroom. Being able to argue well means that you will be able to fight for causes you believe in, stand up for yourself, and generally be better at finding your way in life. It’s such …
How to Create a Powerful Argumentative Essay Outline
Sure, you’re a lover not a fighter. I am too. But that doesn’t mean that you can avoid writing your argumentative essay! Since you have to write an argumentative essay, you might as well learn how to write it well, right? I’ve said it time and time again—there’s nothing worse than staring at a blank …
How to Write a Narrative Essay That Stands Out
So, your professor just gave you a new assignment, and it looks like an interesting topic. The problem is you don’t know how to write a narrative essay. Relax (but don’t procrastinate)! Narrative essays are actually pretty fun to write. What’s more, they don’t usually require much research since they are typically based on your life …
How to Write a Cover Letter that Makes Recruiters Say Yes!
Do you know how to write a cover letter that will make a recruiter say “yes”? I wasn’t sure either. To find the answer, I reached out to half a dozen recruiters from a variety of industries ranging from a Fortune 500 company to a small business. I asked them to share their secrets about …
How to Start a Novel You’ve Been Wanting to Write for Years
Do you have an awesome idea for a novel? I bet you do. How long have you been holding on to your idea? A few months? A few years? That long, huh? You’re not alone. A lot of writers sit on great novel ideas for years but are too intimidated to get started. You might …
Is College Worth the Money?
According to Bloomberg, the cost of a college degree is up 1120% since 1978. This is higher even than the cost of healthcare, which has risen 600%, and food, which has risen 200% over the same period. Combine this reality with the burden of student loans, instability in the job market, and the fact that …
How to Pay for College as an Adult Student
Going back to school after 30 can be a tough decision to make. Long gone are the days when anything and everything in the world was possible and your free time seemed endless. Now you likely have a long list of real responsibilities, such as kids, a mortgage, a spouse, and a mountain of bills …