The Statement of Purpose is most likely one of the most misunderstood aspects of graduate applications. Most students pass it off like it is just another essay about themselves, and naturally, write monotonous stuff that doesn’t stand out. That is why, the university admissions committee puts a hefty weight on statement of purposes and their structure – they want to see whether you take the interest in letting them know how much you want to examine at their university. Most Statements Of Purpose Commence Off Like This: “I am applying to the Master of Science program in Something Engineering at the University of Example because I believe my technical abilities will blossom at your program as it is a place[…]

What is a Thesis Statement? Almost all of us—even if we don’t do it consciously—look early in an essay for a one- or two-sentence condensation of the argument or analysis that is to go after. We refer to that condensation as a thesis statement. Why Should Your Essay Contain a Thesis Statement? to test your ideas by distilling them into a sentence or two to better organize and develop your argument to provide your reader with a «guide» to your argument In general, your thesis statement will accomplish these goals if you think of the thesis as the response to the question your paper examines. How Can You Write a Good Thesis Statement? Here are some helpful hints to get[…]

I wonder if I may add to what has already been written about paper sizes. The subject was last discussed in Origami-L in January of this year. Karen Reeds alerted subscribers to the Web site already mentioned by Jorma Okansen and which I can strongly recommend at: This site shows up to be in Germany, and indeed, Germany was one of the very first countries to adopt the international sizes, before the 1939 – 1945 War. The matter was made the subject of a German DIN Standard. However, I understand that the idea for the standards originated much earlier, in the 19th Century. Today, the International Paper Sizes are the subject of an International Standard; ISO 216, issued by the[…]

Public investment into scientific R&D has plateaued across geographies—save for a handful of economies like China. There are concerns that basic research has been the most hit by this thriftiness. Many scientists believe that fundamental science research is an explorative process. Unluckily, funding agencies do not always understand its nature and often equate it to near-market applied research that they want translated into specific outcomes and proof of concepts, right at the grant application stage. This situation may in fact be detrimental to the long-term cause of scientific research. In this backdrop, FASEB, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, holds an annual Stand up for Science competition. Presently in its 2nd year, this competition aims at enlargening awareness[…]

This article discusses a recently published chunk of research that has been making sways and receiving a lot of attention in international science news. A group of three researchers affiliated to different institutions in Chicago, IL, recently published a paper in Nature, in which they have proposed a fresh formula that researchers can use to predict what their h index will be five years later. The h indexed, designed by and named after Jorge Hirsch, a physicist at the University of California, aims to provide a measure of both the quality and quantity of papers a researcher has published, and thus to indicate the scientific influence of that researcher. Since the invention of the h index, numerous research groups have[…]

Online Instruments That Make Writing Joy and Effortless According to the fresh Common Core State Standards, all students must devote a large portion of their time to writing an endless number of papers their professors expect by unlikely deadlines. Before these standards were adopted, students had to probe, do well on the exams, and write the occasional papers for English class. Nowadays, every student has to showcase their abilities of argument, informative, and narrative writing for all courses they take. Producing coherent and clear writing on any given subject is not elementary, but it’s also not an unlikely objective to achieve. There is a decent website and instrument that can help students go through any difficulty they are facing across[…]