DeMystifying the Research ESSAY (NOT Paper)


  1. You have to know your thesis before you start.
  2. You have to be objective.
  3. You cannot use the pronoun “I”
  4. You can use your own experiences and observations as evidence
  5. You can use your own voice
  6. You are writing mostly for the instructor
  7. You are supposed to use your own opinions

5 thoughts on “DeMystifying the Research ESSAY (NOT Paper)

    • Hi Alyssa,

      Sure, if you feel motivated to! However, responding to my notes from class as a comment is not required.

      That said, articulating your thoughts in response to my lectures/class activities IS perfect fodder for your weekly blog entries (as I discussed in class).

      I hope this answers your question? Let me know if I can add further clarification.



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