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essays

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  • An academic essay should answer a question or task.
  • It should have a thesis statement (answer to the question) and an argument.
  • It should try to present or discuss something: develop a thesis via a set of closely related points by reasoning and evidence.
  • An academic essay should include relevant examples, supporting evidence and information from academic texts or credible sources.

An academic essay aims to persuade readers of an idea based on evidence.

  • clearly state your own perspective on the issue and analyze the relationship between your perspective and at least one other perspective
  • develop and support your ideas with reasoning and examples
  • organize your ideas clearly and logically
  • communicate your ideas effectively in standard written English

Write a unified, coherent essay about the increasing presence of intelligent machines. In your essay, be sure to:

Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.
While there is no perfect length for an essay, we recommend that you aim for 500 to 650 words. For more information on specific application requirements, please consult the website for each institution to which you are applying, as requirements often vary.

References:

http://student.unsw.edu.au/essay-writing-basics
http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/writing-sample-essays.html
http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/essays
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=4241398