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Questions: n-n1 pages, no citations

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Questions: n-n1 pages, no citations

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Questions: n-n1 pages, no citations

No citations: Spend your time developing your analysis, not looking up someone else’s.

You may miss some points, but in developing your own, you may find points others have overlooked.

Comparing your analysis to that of others, after developing your own, will sharpen your analytical skills.

Writing up your analysis will improve your writing/communication skills.

Caveat: This will be some of the hardest writing of your academic career.

You cannot hide behind citations, arguments from authority, quotations, excessive use of adjectives, etc.

On the other hand, I think you will surprise yourself at how clearly you can express your own analysis with a little practice.