Expert tips from an old teaching assistant and part-time professor on writing an ‘A’ paper
In your year that is first of or college, you could start to believe that “A” papers are a bit like unicorns. Do they even exist? I remember feeling so angry and frustrated during first year; I had been an “A” student all through high school but suddenly, I couldn’t score more than a B+ on any one of my written work. What had changed? How can I crack the code?
Now, after a PhD in English and several years of experience grading undergraduate and college papers, I’m here to share with you all the plain things i wish I knew whenever I was starting out.
First, you must know that A’s are attainable—just rare. Some departments have recommended (or even set-in-stone) grade averages: this means that the mark that is average a certain course needs to be, by way of example, a 70. Even without those institutional guidelines or restrictions, A-level grades are supposed to be reserved for a small minority of papers that go above and beyond with regards to of content and execution. In a course of 50, the average professor or teaching assistant will probably award 5 A-range grades, with nearly all of those being A minuses and incredibly few (or maybe zero) As or A-pluses.
So, that if you follow these steps, your marks will materially improve while I can’t promise that these tips will guarantee an A grade, I can assure you. Continue reading “Just how to write an essay for university or college that earns top marks”