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|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Solahted: 7:45am On Mar 20, 2016|
I'm interested. This is my email email@example.com.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Raswa: 8:02am On Mar 20, 2016|
I'm interested please. kindly add me. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 8:48am On Mar 20, 2016|
For the 20 people selected, you will receive your assignments through your emails. Here is a general introduction to help you have idea of basic requirements of academic writing.
Academic writing is just like any other writing structured into introduction, body and conclusion. The fundamental differences between academic writing and any other writing are in the area of use of 'language' and 'citation'/ bibliography (references). It is important to note that academic writing uses formal language and discourages the use of informal language (personalised). In other words, the use of phrase and sentence like "in my opinion" or " I believe in the nearest future, humans will be able to live on Mass" respectively, are frowned at. Instead of using a phrase like 'in my opinion', it is more appropriate to use something like 'the foregoing suggests that' or 'it is evident that'. The bottom line is that your writing should be based on facts or valid assumptions derived from existing facts, theories etc.
It is also noteworthy to understand that academic writing (just like any other quality writing) does not allow direct 'lifting' of secondary data or information even if it is properly cited. Any lifting must be put in a quote (i.e. "" ) and referenced appropriately. This will be treated extensively under how to avoid plagiarism. How to avoid plagiarism is a topic that will come up later during the course of the training.
It is also very important to let you know that academic writing requires ability to make a valid summary of voluminous write-up. That is the only way to avoid plagiarism- a serious offence in academic writing. You must be able to identify points, facts and positions in a write-up. In short, academic writing requires one to develop reading culture (a culture that is fast-eroding in Nigerian society).
Please, read carefully the information above and make a decision if you still want to learn academic writing. "Money dey yanfo yanfo but u go work o".
The 20 people selected will receive their assignment through their mail. They are expected to submit the assignment on or before 6pm on Monday, 21st March, 2016. Please endeavour to always check this thread for general information that could help you in your assignments. Nobody is perfect o. If you spot error in the write-up, please let us know so that we can all learn. Regards.
TIPS IN SEARCHING FOR MATERIALS FOR ACADEMIC WRITING AND INTRO TO ACTUAL WRITING
SUGGESTED TOPIC IMPACT OF ICT ON EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
1. Create a folder on your laptop (you may name it impact of ICT)
2. Search the internet for relevant information (preferably, academic journal articles in PDF format).
Tips on searching:
i. Type www.google.com or www.scholar.google.com in your browser (e.g. Mozila, Chrome etc)
ii. Identify the keywords in the topic (in this case, Impact of ICT, Educational development, Nigeria).
iii. Type in the topic putting the keywords in quote. (e.g. The “impact of ICT” on “educational development” in “Nigeria”.
By this, what you are asking the search engine to do is to only show materials that contain the keywords. By doing so, you could get more relevant information
iv. Please endeavour to add ‘;pdf’ to the end of the search terms in the browser.
For example: “Impact of ICT” on “educational development” in “Nigeria”;pdf
To get more materials, you may remove the “Nigeria” and search without including the word “Nigeria”.
Note: The closer what you get is to the topic, the better.
The materials do not necessarily have to be from Nigeria. You may download related materials that focus on other countries
3. Save the materials in the folder created (make sure you have PDF reader on your laptop). For this exercise, try to download at least 10 relevant journal articles
4. Do skimming reading on the downloaded materials. Skimming reading refers to reading a document at a very fast speed not to understand everything therein but to have idea of main points the authors/ articles are talking about.
Note: This is to help you identify the basic points and help you draw up your outline based on the basic things they talk about. As a beginner and even expert, always try to have outline of main points you want to talk about.
5. Look at the outline and try to arrange them in logical sequence (i.e. let them flow)
6. Go back to the downloaded articles and read them more carefully with the hope of identifying facts, submissions, conclusions or anything that interest you. For a starter, try to copy it (note the article from where it is copied). In fact, I recommend that you number the articles (e.g. number 1,2,3...10 or any number)
7. Copy the information, facts, submission, graph, chats etc under most relevant headings (i.e. outline) that you created earlier.
8. Read on and continue to do this
9. When you are through and sure you have enough information, try to read the information copied under each outline and re-arrange in a logical sequence
10. Remove the outlines and turn the information underneath to paragraph(s) (it may form 1 or 2 or more paragraphs depending on the number of distinct ideas contained therein)
11. Look for statement, word, phrase etc that you can use at the beginning of new paragraph or end of old paragraph to link the pparagraphs
Note: If you have access to a specific online library (maybe through your school or subscription), you may be able to access high quality materials on the subject matter
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by marypearl(f): 10:02am On Mar 20, 2016|
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Reuben2012(m): 10:20am On Mar 20, 2016|
Am interested if there will be a vacant space among the first twenty people. in the course of the training. My email is gbadamosi_Olalekan@yahoo.com. Thanks
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 1:50pm On Mar 20, 2016|
Everyone that sent a request to participate should check his/her mail for the assignment. All those that applied were considered. However, only 20 of them will make the next round. Ability to meet the deadline and quality of work done are the criteria. Regards.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by pabu(m): 2:29pm On Mar 20, 2016|
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Sugarladypleaser: 4:15pm On Mar 20, 2016|
Hello Obasy, I am very interested in this opportunity. I am very exposed to academic research writing because I have a Masters in History so I think I will be trainable. kindly add me to your trainning, my email
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Flashaldrin(m): 4:59pm On Mar 20, 2016|
Obasy, you're doing a very great work. Wish many other Nigerians can do this, to help and enable others. Nice job man.
I'm very interested too. My email is email@example.com. I hope I'm not too late. I will be very glad if you can just give me a trial. Thanks.
Once again, great job!!
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Greatkessy(f): 9:54pm On Mar 20, 2016|
wonderful Piece,I actually grabbed a lot. God bless you for this info @Op.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by 6fit(f): 10:57pm On Mar 20, 2016|
obasy09:am interested, hav a laptop and modem for internet...my email is : firstname.lastname@example.org
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by samsosdo: 6:38am On Mar 21, 2016|
I do have interest
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by 0955eb027(m): 8:00am On Mar 21, 2016|
obasy09:Good morning sir, i did not get the mail. Its not in my spam box as well. Can i have your mail?. I would like to send you PM, its kinda urgent.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by ayommy12: 11:51am On Mar 21, 2016|
Please kindly include me in your list, I am very interested and this is one opportunity I have always looked for. I will also send you an email, please kindly consider me, I do have a very good laptop and a standby internet access. I am an NCE holder studied English/Yoruba languages. I am willing to learn and I will be diligent and appreciate your effort greatly. Thanks. My email is email@example.com. I will send you a mail right away. Thanks. Odunayo.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 6:45pm On Mar 21, 2016|
It's already 6:32 pm. Out of about 27 people that signified interest through email, only 10 were able to meet up with the deadline. About three people actually gave reasons why they were unable to meet up or reasons why they could no longer continue. Those that signified interest and eventually made it, congrats!. Those that couldn't make it due to one reason or the other, all the best. We shall continue with the training. With the current development, it is crystal clear that some people were not prepared for the training but just wanted to waste our time (with the exception of few individuals). Consequently, I will only add 5 new individuals that also signified interest but could not participate because we already had 20 prospective trainees. Someone pleaded for an extension of 24 hours but unfortunately (in spite of the genuine reason), I would have to decline the request. I will surely consider you in the next batch if that is possible.
Those that made it will get assessment of your scripts and recommendations on or before Friday this week. Meanwhile, the training continues. Please endeavour (including those that didn't make it) to check this thread regularly. I will do my best to also carry people along here. regards.
Below are the emails of the people that eventually made it:
8. firstname.lastname@example.org (submission b4 deadline later confirmed)
9. elizabethamiengheme@yahoo (submission before deadline later confirmed)
10. email@example.com(submission before deadline later confirmed)
11. firstname.lastname@example.org (added)
12. email@example.com (added)
13. firstname.lastname@example.org (added)
14. email@example.com (added)
15. firstname.lastname@example.org (added)
Note: The 5 people added should get set for their assignments. Please endeavour to check your mail and this thread today. Regards.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by ollybode(m): 7:16pm On Mar 21, 2016|
I am interested. I wl b glad if i could b one of d 20s.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 3:06am On Mar 22, 2016|
The instruction is that interested individuals should contact the op through the email provided (I.e. email@example.com) and not to provide email or phone number on this thread.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 3:29am On Mar 22, 2016|
COMMON TYPES OF ACADEMIC WRITING
* Thesis or dissertation
* Journal Articles
* Long essay
* Case study
* Book (academic)
* Book chapter
* Grant proposal
There are so many types of academic writing. From my experience, however, those listed above are very common. Besides, clients are willing to pay good money ( I mean correct ego, kudi or owo)for them if you can do and known to do a good job. Once u are able to climb to the top of the food chain (something I am still trying to do), some employers pay as high as $30 per page! or for just appx 275 words). Can you beat that?! Well, I don't know about you but for me, from a very humble background, that's a good deal particularly if you are a fast writer.
Lesson: You don't just learn how to do academic writing, you learn how to do it fast.
Note: There are very good softwares that could help you in writing (e.g. bibliography mgt tool like EndNote, Zotero etc) but I will first of all go manual so that you will know what to do when software 'decides to Bleep u up'.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 3:58am On Mar 22, 2016|
THESIS OR DISSERTATION
To leverage on familiarity, I would start with thesis or dissertation or what some students simply refer to as 'project'. Every graduate should be familiar with 'project', thesis or dissertation, hence, the reason for treating it first.
Note: the spam bot has been banning me. This has made constant updating of this thread very difficult coupled with my busy schedule. I had to mail MOD all the time to resolve the issue. I don't know what I have done wrong?
Thesis or Dissertation
Thesis, Dissertation or 'project' is structured in different ways depending on format favoured by an educational institution. In fact, within a particular institution, departments often have their own formats. Also, thesis or dissertation format or structure usually varies by 'discipline' or field of study. The structure of a computer engineering thesis may be different from those in agricultural sciences or Civil engineering.
Bottom line: To write a particular thesis either for yourself or for money, lay your hand on format, [b] 'chapterisation' or template favoured by the institution or department. In the absence of this format, ask a lot of questions. [/b]
To avoid repetition, I will only use 'thesis' subsequently. Just know that this refers to project, dissertation or thesis.
Although thesis format varies by institution, department or discipline, there are common format or structure that thesis follows. The following describe the common structure of a thesis.
1. Study background or background of the study
2. Statement of the problem or problem statement
- Research questions
3. Objectives of the Study
-General or broad objective
4. Research Hypothesis or Hypotheses
5. Justification or Significance of the Study
6. Organisation of the study
7. Definition of Terms...
2. Theoretical Framework
3. Conceptual Framework
4. Empirical findings or Previous work etc
1. Area of Study (not compulsory in some research)
2. Research Design
3. Research Paradigm and Philosophy
4. Method of data collection
5. Sampling technique (in case of survey research design or primary data collection)
6. Research Instrument
9. Software programming (e.g. software engineering requiring simulations etc)
10. Method of Data Analysis
11. Ethical issue etc
RESULTS & DISCUSSION
1. (General) Conclusion
3. Limitation of the Study
4. Suggestion for further study etc
Note: As stated earlier, the Chapterisation above may vary greatly depending on discipline or field of study. In other words, there could be addition or substraction from the chapterisation. The arrangement also may vary.
LESSON: AS A PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC WRITER, YOU NEED TO GET FAMILIAR WITH VARIOUS FORMATS AVAILABLE IN VARIOUS DISCIPLINES.
RULE OF THUMB. IF YOU DON'T HAVE SCIENCE BACKGROUND, YOU MAY FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT WRITING ON CORE SCIENCE TOPIC (COPY THAT). IN OTHER WORDS, TRY TO WRITE IN YOUR OWN FIELD FOR BEST PERFORMANCE.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by madream4life: 9:17am On Mar 22, 2016|
following closely sir!
I'm one of the 20 that got assignments, I completed my assignment successfully but couldn't send it as I typed everything with my phone and didn't look well arranged and aligned.
I now u/stand why u emphasized on owning a lappy as a prerequisite to partake in this training. Hopefully, by His grace will get a lappy very soon.
Keep up with the good job sir
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by exclusive96(f): 9:21am On Mar 22, 2016|
Been looking for this kind of opportunity for ages tnx Op.I know am late but I will follow the topic diligently maybe I could pick something Op if there is going to be another batch notify us plz. Really appreciate
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Spartan1203(m): 12:05pm On Mar 22, 2016|
i got the first assignment but could not meet up for reasons i sent OP in a mail. I appreciate his understanding and stance to decline my request for an extension. I am looking forward to the next time he offers something of this sort. Hopefully I'd participate and meet up with the stipulations.
Thanks again @ OP
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by williesmith: 2:44pm On Mar 23, 2016|
I think that true professional writers earn a lot. I used to buy essays from one service ( https://www.ozessay.com.au/ ), these guys writed really quality and unique texts, I received excellent marks only and was never caught as this service supplied with plagiarism free essays only.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by 0955eb027(m): 4:11pm On Mar 23, 2016|
obasy09:good afternoon, i sent you a mail. Please, kindly let me know if you got it. Will be expecting your reply. Thanks
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 7:11pm On Mar 23, 2016|
I saw the mail. I will see what I can do. I would have replied but have been extremely busy.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 8:31pm On Mar 23, 2016|
*PLEASE CHECK MODIFICATION ON PREVIOUS POSTS
Writing Background of Study
Background of a study is very important because this is where you create the first impression about your thesis. Here, there is a saying that 'do not bury the lead'. That is, do not bury the main idea or problem around which your study revolves (otherwise referred to as 'thesis') too deep into the write-up. Don't get confused. Thesis, in this case, does not refer to the whole project or dissertation but key idea, point, phenomenon or problem that inform your study or around which your study revolves. For example check this out.
Please Note: The following is original work with copyright. This is provided for training alone. Citations have been deliberately removed. Where citations are needed, it will be indicated but actual citation is removed to protect the document. DO NOT COPY OR USE (I BEG YOU). I PROVIDE THIS KNOWING THE RISK INVOLVED JUST TO TRAIN YOU. AS A RECIPROCAL, DO NOT COPY. IF FOUND ON THE INTERNET THROUGH PLAGIARISM SEARCH, I WILL DESIST FROM PROVIDING SUCH EXAMPLE DURING THE COURSE OF TRAINING ON THIS FORUM OR ELSEWHERE.
TOPIC: KEY VARIABLES INCLUDE FAMILY PLANNING, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY AND MEASUREMENT
Here is an example of study 'thesis'.
"Temporarily removed" Provision of answers to these questions is the basis for conducting this study and therefore forms the central study thesis.
Only sentences in quote are part of the job. More scenarios are painted to justify the study. I won't provide those ones here.
Later tins, got some work to do. Regards.
POINTS TO NOTE:
A good thesis statement tries to provide information about underlying issue.
A good thesis statement should be as specific as possible. In this case, the paper want to address two explicit questions. 1. What are the actual and potential contributions of women to economic development? 2. What are the factors militating against women's contribution to economic development?
A good thesis statement is made known in the first or second paragraph of a complete dissertation or thesis. Essentially, it should not be bury too deep into the write-up.
For further information on thesis, read page 1 of this online document. https://www.google.com.ng/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwi13bOp_9jLAhWBOxoKHfwZC7EQFggsMAU&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brandeis.edu%2Fwritingprogram%2Fdavis-grant%2Fuwsexercises%2Fthesis-exercises.doc&usg=AFQjCNEsXEg_7i8k6kcu0gJT79ColH2wGQ&sig2=70Ft4s3s43VCBuYXN5w3SA&bvm=bv.117604692,d.ZWU
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 10:40am On Mar 24, 2016|
THE FIRST ASSIGNMENT GIVEN (i.e. Impact of Information Technology on Educational Development). Some are good while others are found wanting. The beauty of it is that there is always room for improvement. You will receive feedback individually tomorrow by the grace of Almighty God, Insha Allah.
Before that, please find below similar personal write-up written about 2 years ago. It is provided exactly the way it was written 2 years ago. I believe you could learn one or two things there. Only to be used for learning purpose. Do not sell, reverse-engineer or copy on your blog or website. It is my personal property. Please find attached herewith.
I will point out the error that I later found in the document so that we can all learn. I also implore you to spot error in the document so that we can all learn. I am still very much a learner. Regards.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by 0955eb027(m): 3:21pm On Mar 24, 2016|
obasy09:alrite bros. Patiently waiting
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Nobody: 7:50pm On Mar 24, 2016|
Are people still following this thread? Please if u are, kindly let us know.
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by madream4life: 8:45pm On Mar 24, 2016|
Yes boss, still following closely, I'm here everyday, pl keep it coming. tnx
|Re: Earn Good Money From Academic Writing by Godiskind: 8:52pm On Mar 24, 2016|
I have been a silent follower of this thread and I so much enjoy every bit of it, apart from learning to earn with academic writing, it's quite educative. Pls I sent email to you to be part of the training. Pls accept my studentship. I'm a graduate and a master degree holder in pet and gas engrg who is willing to make earning thru academic writing. I need you to assist me. When I was writing my thesis, the beginning of every stage was a very big challenge to me perhaps because I was more mathematically incline but by the special grace of God thru my commitment after finishing any stage the commendation I got from my prof supervisor was always great. But I need to have greater confidence in writing (because I always have this fear of "what am I going to write, how am I to start it" and I want to be making earnings with it. Honestly I have suffered from unemployment and underpaid work. Could you please help me? I'll copy this to ur email so you can use it to identify my email. Thanks
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