Prof. Russell McCutcheon, who came to UA as the REL Department Chair in the summer of 2001, sometimes says that the career of a scholar involves keeping a lot of pots boiling, all at a different rates. The trick is knowing which can just simmer, on the back burner, and which ones need attention because they’re about to boil over.
Well, this year four pots that were each bubbling away on their own resulted in some new books, all of which were published in just the past few months. But they’re each a different sort of book. Continue reading
It’s that time of the semester: final essays. But before you mash the
print button or send that paper to your professor, you should take a
quick look at this writing advice from Prof. Matthew Bagger. Prof.
Bagger gave these tips to his REL 360 course but they are helpful for any papers you may have coming due this semester.
“If there’s anything [God] hates, it is… oozy writing.”
–William James (1905)
A good persuasive essay presents a cogent and compelling argument with clarity, elegance, and verve. The following guidelines should help you craft an effective essay.
Fall classes are over today–congrats!
So good luck on your essays and exams.
Given that we’re once again on the verge of exam time, and many REL students are now beginning to write their end-of-term papers, we thought we’d offer this helpful 11-step plan for crafting the ideal essay.
1. Get Inspired