Research papers require thesis statements. For some reason, no matter how often I give examples, explain what a thesis statement is in class, and provide resources like UNC’s guide to thesis statements, most of my students still don’t get it. A good thesis statement is not a subject, a question, or ambiguous; it is a
“Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined?” – Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium
Claire Limye Lanme is all her father has. After her mother died giving birth to her, her fisherman father, Nozias, raised her in a tiny shack near the sea in Ville Rose, Haiti. Every year on her birthday, they go together to visit her mother’s grave. And every year, Nozias worries about how his
“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” ~ Mark Twain
It’s that time of the year where adults dress up in costumes they’d never want to be seen in at any other time of the year. To celebrate, Brandon Ambrosino interviewed me at The Huffington Post about Halloween and the article just went up (“Satan’s Birthday: A Brief Discussion on Halloween and Christianity”). We
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing
In The God Argument, Grayling is generally respectful, yet firm and frank in his points---the latter of which may be confused by some with militancy. This volume is a good introduction to common objections persons of faith need to consider and it provides a helpful glance into not only the non-stamp collecting life of
I’m always surprised to find that many of my students have never heard of Google Books. If I want good information, I almost never use a general search on Google first, that is, unless it is currently a trending topic. Google Books can help narrow down credible sources in a short amount of time.