Avoid the Laundry List Syndrome in your Literature Review

Guest post by Dallas Mark One common literature review problem is creating a list of information by author, without a critical assessment, commonly referred to as a "laundry list" (Doherty, 2010). This structure is tempting as it is an easy extension of the annotated bibliography. While the structure of the bibliography is essential in having …

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Paragraphs are the Building Blocks of Interesting Writing

Paragraphs are the building blocks to presenting your thoughts in a coherent way. It seems nonsensical to point this out, yet often, writers present a topic without thinking through how each idea links together in a logical progression from introduction to conclusion. Let’s be clear that a paper written in a logical, academic way need …

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Quick Guide: APA Headings

Headings and subheadings in APA style papers must conform to the following structure. For more information, refer to your APA Publication Manual, 6th edition or the APA Style Blog. Level One is centered, bolded, and all words over four letters long are capitalized. Level Two is left justified, bolded, and all words over four letters …

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