repository. I find this claim plausible, for the following reasons. This is an important point because the mere listing of tasks to be performed does not demonstrate that

collectively, they effectively address the research problem. You need to master ordinary philosophical writing before you can do a good job with these more difficult forms. The purpose of this section is to argue how and in what ways you believe your research will refine, revise, or extend existing knowledge in the subject area under investigation. To that end, while there are no hard and fast rules, you should attempt to address some or all of the following key points: State the research problem and give a more detailed explanation about the purpose of the study than what you stated. One or two well-mapped paths are better than an impenetrable jungle. If you can't figure out what some sentence contributes to your central discussion, then get rid. So this is another reason you should try to improve the whole paper, not just the passages we comment. It has to be obvious to your reader, even to a lazy, stupid, and mean reader. (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006 59-81; Wong, Paul. These signposts really make a big difference. If necessary, provide definitions of key concepts or terms. How do you know you've covered size the key conceptual categories underlying the research literature? Present the rationale of your proposed study and clearly indicate why it is worth doing. I'm sure they had a hard time. Using words with precise philosophical meanings Philosophers give many ordinary-sounding words precise technical meanings. Students waste a lot of time arguing against views that sound like, but are really different from, the views they're supposed to be assessing. You can say things like: I will begin. Trying to decipher all these tiny pictures feels like rocket science. Don't vary your vocabulary just for the sake of variety If you call something "X" at the start of your paper, call it "X" all the way through. Offer reasons to believe the thesis. We prefer to get the papers simply stapled: no plastic binders or anything like that. If your paper sounds as if it were written for a third-grade audience, then you've probably achieved the right sort of clarity. Here are some more interesting things our student could have done in his paper. X poses a problem for the view that P because. Or :toilet: to say, well, you know? If you can, show it to your friends and get their reactions.

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Three Stages of, writing.Early Stages The early stages of writing a philosophy paper include everything you do before you sit down and write your first draft.


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This will help you understand the issues better, and it will make you recognize what things you still don't fully understand.In a philosophy paper, it's OK to use this verb as much as you need.