A good essay introduction serves three purposes: it grabs the readers' attention, introduces the topic and states the thesis statement (i.e. the writer's stance on the topic). At best, the writer is clear and engaging, making the readers want to read on. At worst, he or she bores or confuses them to the point that … Continue reading The Funnel Introduction
Let's be honest, classics don’t enjoy the best reputation. Most people consider them boring, outdated, difficult to understand. Back in high school, I wasn’t the biggest fan of classics either. I always wondered why we had to read such old books, why we couldn't just read something more contemporary. However, the older I get, the … Continue reading My Favourite Literary Classics
If you've ever written a term paper, you propably know how difficult the writing process can be. From finding a topic over researching to editing the final draft, it's a process that takes time and effort. So, to make things a bit easier for your next (or first) term paper, here’s a little step-by-step guide: … Continue reading A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Term Papers
Have you ever considered studying in Germany? Or are just curious to know how the German university system works? If so, you're at exactly the right place! Here’s everything you need to know about studying in Germany:
Who was William Shakespeare? Most people would probably answer this question with: "a writer," or a "dramatist." But what do you actually know about the man William Shakespeare? For example, when did he live? Where did he grow up? Did he have a wife and children? If you don't already know the answer to these … Continue reading Who Was William Shakespeare?
Did you know J.K. Rowling studied French and Classics? Wikipedia Founder Larry Sanger holds a PhD in philosophy? Or YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature? Contrary to popular belief, humanities students (that is philosophy, literature, language, religion, art, or history students) can become more than teachers. In fact, it’s … Continue reading Why Pursue a Degree in the Humanities?
Writing thesis statements should be an obligatory part of English classes in school as it promotes independent thinking, trains students’ research skills and prepares them for their future career. See what I did there? If you're familiar with extended thesis statements, you’ve probably grasped what I was trying to do here: starting this post with an extended thesis.