And yes, many teachers WILL read the essay they assigned before it is due and give you pointers on how to make it better.
They want you to succeed and they’re the ones grading it — I think it’s safe to say they know what they’re talking about! I would hate for you to hand in your research paper and for it to have all these grammar and spelling errors that Microsoft Word doesn’t catch!
Here are some basic tips for writing your essay from International Student: PRO TIP: Write is using a FREE app like Grammarly so it catches all your grammar and spelling mistakes! This goes along with the second step — make sure to check your essay guidelines and find out BEFOREHAND what kind of citation style your teacher wants you to use.
Like I promised earlier, Purdue University has a great article that provides instructions on and examples on how to cite different types of sources WITHIN your text. As a general rule of thumb, in-text citations usually go AFTER the sentence drawing from the source, but BEFORE the period of that sentence, in parentheses.
Easy Bib can’t always find information that is there, and your citation will be incomplete without it!
By selecting “Manual Cite”, Easy Bib will provide you with a template for filling in the necessary information to create your citation.
This goes on a separate page, after your main essay and may be titled “Works Cited” or “Bibliography”.
(Make sure to check the guidelines, and ask your teacher!
) For this, I’m going to introduce you to an awesome, totally free citation tool called Easy Bib.
Important Tip: Make sure that when you use Easy Bib, you are filling in a template provided by Easy Bib and NOT asking Easy Bib to pull information directly from the source.