How to write a literature review


Start by determining the purpose of the Literature review  Just like any other form of academic essays, a literature review needs a purpose and you should plan in advance to get it right.  Part is to determine the main focus of your review or the purpose.  Ask yourself these questions:  What is the topic or subject matter of the review?   What is the research problem, gaps or questions? In other words what are you after?  […]

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APA format Essay Examples


The American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style is perhaps the most widely used to cite and reference essays.  This article is primarily meant to showcase examples of APA format essays. First off though, here is a quick reminder of the basic APA formatting guidelines. For starters, your APA must be typed on a standard-size word document (8.5″ x 11″), with a margin spacing of 1″ on all sides.  Also, ensure that your essay is double […]

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I heard a Fly buzz – when I died – (591)


heard a Fly buzz – when I died –The Stillness in the RoomWas like the Stillness in the Air –Between the Heaves of Storm – The Eyes around – had wrung them dry –And Breaths were gathering firmFor that last Onset – when the KingBe witnessed – in the Room – I willed my Keepsakes – Signed awayWhat portion of me beAssignable – and then it wasThere interposed a Fly – With Blue – uncertain […]

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Starry Night by Anne Sexton


That does not keep me from having a terrible need of—shall I say the word—religion. Then I go out at night to paint the stars. Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother The town does not existexcept where one black-haired tree slipsup like a drowned woman into the hot sky.The town is silent. The night boils with eleven stars.Oh starry starry night! This is howI want to die. It moves. They are all […]

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Holy Sonnets: Death, be not proud


Death, be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrowDie not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,And soonest our best men with thee do go,Rest of their bones, and soul’s delivery.Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,And dost with poison, war, […]

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