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text 2020-05-16 20:51
Movie Night

I just finished a movie which I was eagerly anticipating to watch for months.

 

 

And I really liked this movie. It captures the golden age mystery feeling very well and I particularly enjoyed Daniel Craigs twisted version of a Hercule Poirot like character, southern accent included, who gets taken some very strange places as soon as he employs his little grey cells. 

 

So I think this might be a movie for all the Agathytes out there and for everyone, who enjoys a very good and entertaining movie. I wish we would get more movies like that.

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text 2020-01-02 07:34
Ways to improve academic writing skills

Academic writing is entirely different from writing for other purposes, as its aim is generally to inform and it is complex to keep this kind of writing engaging and intriguing. It is also not at all easy to abridge complex research, studies, and findings into one long essay that reads fluidly and is easy for each and everyone to understand. There are ample practical ways to improve and enhance skills in academic writing which are revealed below. 

  • Set up a place to write: Having a special place in the home where expert works is a dynamic and vital method in developing and improving good writing skills. Make sure students and experts have all the software they need on the computer and comfy chair and clutter-free space. 
  • Use online classes and guides: Various students who excel in their own fields will not have ever required specific and unique writing classes. A genius in the engineering or chemistry department can ace all of their tests, but fight to properly present their findings in a formal paper. To improve and develop expert writing they start a significant paper, free guides are available with Australian help. 
  • Write to express yourself: This means various things. Firstly, that above all, experts and students must be clear and specific. Make your points and make them in a manner that it is easy for the reader to evaluate and understand. It means that they shall be concise and ignore repeating themselves, as this may really confuse the reader and undermine the structure. The students and experts shall be expressing points specifically, not writing in circles for aiming to use impressive terminology and language. Writing an attractive and simple language, optimizing a suitable level of language is far better than a text full of overly difficult sentences that are too long and contain gratuitous language. 
  • Use proofreading and online editing sources: There are enormous online tools and methods like Hemingway app which helps in improving and enhancing academic writing skills widely.  If you are writing a dissertation you can take dissertation help or dissertation editing services to check your content.
  • Write like you speak: While academic writing is fairly formal, it must still read well. It must be easy for the professor or peers to read. Writing as if experts are speaking supports achieve this, and further makes writing more engaging as it would feel more like a conversation. 
  • Vary your sentence structure and punctuation: It is true for all types of writing but especially implements to lengthy texts such as academic writing. It is significant and vital to evaluate and understand the need to break up texts and ignore monotony by optimizing different lengths and structure for sentences and adding paragraphs with various types of punctuation. In this way, academic writing skills can be improved. 

Final thought

 

 The above points will help you to improve your writing skills. Academic writing skills are required everywhere in school, college, Ph.D., etc. Therefore it is important to build good writing skills for better career prospects.

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text 2019-11-28 09:49
HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT ESSAY TOPICS FOR COLLEGE ASSIGNMENTS?

The art of choosing a topic to write about is a complicated one. Students will usually have to write between ten and twenty essays a year. As such, the constant need to come up with content can be draining. It’s easy to lose motivation while searching for the most unique topic in the world.

 

When searching for something to write about, the student should follow these tips.

 

The topic should interest the student

This cannot be stressed enough. When the chosen essay topics do not resonate with the student, the paper reflects it. This will be visible to anybody who reads it. A writer who is not inspired by their subject matter will fail to inspire readers. The text will fall flat. It will be a low quality work because the writer will have put in the least possible amount of effort. You can also cite it with a perfect APA reference maker.

 

The student should be knowledgeable about the topic

When the writer is already learned about the subject, they tend to perform better. If they know something, they will be excited to share that knowledge. All knowledge is retained by us for a reason, after all. It's because that piece of information is essential in some way. This approach also involves less research work and saves the student time.

 

Reference:- Musicrush.com

Source: www.musicrush.com/emma-davis/blog/36528/how-to-find-the-perfect-essay-topics-for-college-assignments
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text 2019-10-24 07:11
Guide To Write a Strong Thesis Statement

Whether you are writing an essay or dissertation or any research paper, you are required to mention your thesis. Without a thesis, your arguments will have no quality and information will be difficult to understand for the readers. As the thesis is very important in any academic writing, it is a good idea if you get a sufficient idea of what a thesis is and how you can make it strong & effective. Here, Dissertation Reference help has compiled a list of information to help & guide you about each & every aspect of a thesis statement.

 

What Is A Thesis Statement?

 

 

When we hear the word “Thesis”, we imagine a long and well-explained piece of paper that takes years to write but here we are talking about a thesis statement which is a sentence or two in the middle or at the end of your essay introduction. It holds the main idea of any argument by summarizing & explaining the topic you are discussing in the body. 

 

What Are The Elements Of A Thesis Statement?

 

A thesis statement is constructed from four main elements. They are:

 

  1. The main idea of your paper in one or two simple sentences.
  2. A reason to support your idea.
  3. A counterargument of your idea, if any
  4. Relevant information to support your position 

 

If you pay attention to all these four points, you can organize them and write them in a coherent sentence or two by using transitions and linking words. Dissertation Help experts can help & guide you in writing a perfect thesis statement for the dissertation.

 

How Long A Thesis Statement Should Be?

 

A thesis statement presents your ideas into one or two sentences. So, it must include the main topic of your paper and also comment on your position concerning the topic. Your thesis statement should be capable enough to inform readers what your paper is all about. It must be well-written to guide your readers and make them focus on your argument.

 

Where Should We Include a Thesis Statement?

 

You should include your thesis statement early in the essay i.e. in the introduction part. For this, you can take the help of the Research Proposal Writing Service. If you are writing longer essays, then you can include this in the second paragraph so that you could establish your position and provide a sense of direction to your readers. 

 

If you want to write the successful thesis statements, you should avoid mentioning the great thesis statements in the middle of a paragraph or quite late in the paper. Make sure that you are using a clear and specific writing style to indicate the point of your papers by avoiding vague words. 

 

Why Thesis Statements Are Important To Write?

 

A thesis statement plays an important role in influencing the readers and their feedbacks on our essay and final scores. It not only makes our paper logical and focused but also easier the writing process for us. It allows us to summarize our topic and clarifying our position on it. Follow these tips next time when you write a thesis statement.

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review 2019-07-29 08:17
Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report (book) by Fumi Yamamoto, illustrated by Nitaka, translated by Charis Messier
Mia and the Forbidden Medicine Report - Fumi Yamamoto,Nitaka,Charis Messier

Mia is one of the newest Pharmacology students at Royal Academy, a school with four different areas of study: Law, Magic, Medicine, and Pharmacology. Law tends to attract the children of the nobility, Magic requires students to be born with magical abilities, Medicine is difficult to get into, and Pharmacology tends to be looked down upon because it's easier to get into than Medicine.

Mia has one goal: to find a cure for Demon Claw, the disease that resulted in her mother being quarantined when Mia was only six. Demon Claw is spread by touch, can be caught by anyone, and is highly contagious. It upsets Mia that, as far as she knows, hardly any attempts have been made to find a cure for it, while Angel Tears, a disease that appeared at about the same time and that affects only mages, gets all kinds of attention and funding. Angel Tears victims are treated with sympathy and understanding, while Demon Claw victims are shunned.

The best chance Mia can see for accomplishing her goal is the Grand Plan. Each student is required to submit a research proposal in their first year. If it's accepted, they can go forward with that research. If it isn't, they're assigned a research topic and that's that. The only thing students are ever assigned to research is Angel Tears, so Mia has extra incentive to come up with a good Grand Plan. Can she manage to find good teammates, come up with a topic her professor will accept, and somehow overcome the stigma that has prevented Demon Claw from being researched on even the most basic level?

I came across this while looking for more English translations of Japanese light novels by female authors. The cover artwork was attractive (not that that has anything to do with the quality of the writing), and the few reviews I read said it was decent.

I went into this expecting a 3-star read but hoping for something better. What I got was a painfully boring read that reminded me a little of being at work. Specifically, it reminded me of staffing the reference desk and gently trying to encourage students to modify their research topics. Mia spent a larger-than-necessary portion of this book writing and rewriting her research topic. Each time, her professor told her it needed to be narrower and/or something that she, a mere student without the credentials necessary to get into a Demon Claw quarantine zone, could work on. "A cure for Demon Claw" wasn't so much a research topic as it was a lifelong goal, but Mia had trouble seeing that. Instead, she thought her professor was being mean and possibly suspiciously obstructive. (By the way, Mia and most of her group members were only 16 or 17 years old. I spent most of the book assuming they were maybe in their early 20s since their teachers were referred to as professors.)

When Mia was attacked by a mage, I mistakenly thought I'd finally get to read about something other than Mia's research proposal, but sadly that was not the case. She was so focused on finding a cure that she brushed aside the attack, which could have killed her, as not worth thinking about or investigating. It was maddening.

Mia's final research question didn't strike me as being very good, considering the limitations on researching Demon Claw (hardly any published research upon which she could base further research, the quarantine zones are inaccessible to those without the proper credentials, etc.), and it seemed odd that Mia's professor didn't ask her to explain how she planned to go about answering it. But hey, at least the story was finally moving forward, so I couldn't complain too much.

The direction the story finally took was fairly interesting, although I predicted some of it when the history of Angel Tears and Demon Claw was first mentioned. It's too bad that the overall execution was so awful. Yamamoto chose the most boring possible way to tell what should have been an exciting fantasy conspiracy story. And it definitely didn't help that the writing/translation/editing wasn't very good. My notes are filled with examples of awkward phrasings and misused words:

"An outbreak of not one, but two strange diseases have plagued the Kingdom of Isea." (9)

The very first sentence. It did not fill me with confidence that the rest of the book would be very well-written.

"But the bases for Felix's guesses were almost always a hunch, and he didn't understand how he had reached his conclusion." (19)

This sentence has several problems, one of which is that the word is "basis," not "bases."

"Although the mass majority claimed that quarantining the infected in Sanatoriums in the middle of nowhere, like this, was more than humane, Mia honestly wasn't convinced." (118)

It's "vast majority," not "mass majority."

The world-building had problems as well. At one point, Mia learned that, in the past 70 years, the Royal Academy has only produced one drug, the treatment for Angel Tears. This implied many things, none of which really made any sense, but it only got worse when I found out the Angel Tears and Demon Claw timeline. The very first outbreak of Angel Tears happened when Mia's mother was very young, maybe in her late teens or early 20s. If the only drug the Royal Academy produced in the past 70 years was the one for Angel Tears, and Angel Tears only existed for 10-20 of those years, what were Royal Academy researchers doing during the other 50-60 years? Twiddling their thumbs?

I did like a couple things about the book. The illustrations were attractive, if not always accurate (Mathias was frequently described as bear-like and so muscular that he threatened to tear the seams of his uniform, but in the illustrations he's just a slightly taller pretty boy). Also, the way the romance was resolved wasn't too bad - I was glad that Mia didn't lose her head and abandon her priorities just because Felix was handsome and interested in her. Oh, and I liked that Felix struggled with anxiety and panic attacks, even though I didn't always like the way they were framed (at one point, Felix dismissed his own panic attacks as something he subconsciously did for attention).

I really wish this had been better. At least it was short.

Extras:

Several black-and-white illustrations, and a one-page afterword written by the author.

 

(Original review posted on A Library Girl's Familiar Diversions.)

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