As a part of the philosophy discipline, students may be assigned to write an essay based on great philosophers’ works or abstracts taken from them. In theory, it sounds easy: isn’t it plain out to interpret what has been said by another person? Practically, it isn’t.
The most notable feature about philosophy essay is that it emphasizes logic and structure rather than content itself. Thus, success of philosophy paper lies not only in presentation of strong arguments, but also in establishment of logical connections between them.
Philosophy essay is a special genre of writing which stands out from essays in other disciplines with its particular characteristics. First, writing on philosophy issues doesn’t intend author to dwell on some research.
What is the first thing you notice when you start to read any kind of academic paper? It is, probably, the title and its formatting style. There are several types of possible text formatting: APA, MLA, Harvard, Chicago and so on. Most of them have similar features: 1 inch margins, Times New Roman 12 point, double space and running head with a short title. But there are also some differences. For example, APA style, unlike all other formats, always implies paper to have a title page, where writer gives information on the full title, his or her name, name of the school and professor’s name if needed. The same information is required by MLA formatting, only for this style it is obligatory to be put on the left top corner on the first page.
The format of your paper’s references will also look almost alike in any style. All the sources you used have to be sorted alphabetically according to authors’ surnames. You will need to provide the following information on each reference: the book or article title, the author or authors, year of publishing, publishing house and the number of pages.
So, as you can see, the general idea of formatting a paper is similar in all styles, but each of them also has some peculiarities. In case you are writing for yourself or without any specific requirements, you can choose the format you like and stick to it. However, if you are a student, you need to follow professor’s instruction. But what will you do in a situation when you need to write an academic paper, but no format style is defined as preferred? Bellow you can find some standards that can help you to solve this issue.
APA (American Psychological Association) format is used for social sciences such as History, Philosophy and so on.
AMA (American Medical Association) format is appropriate for all kinds of papers related to Biology, Health Care and Medicine.
MLA (Modern Language Association) is common for Literature, Art and Humanities works.
Turabian is a style that was specially designed for students.
Chicago style is to be used by publishers and newspapers.
As you can see, there are many different ways of formatting paper, but I prefer not to bother myself with studying and applying them. Instead, I order papers online at one of many online writing services’ websites. As I do it beforehand, the cost is low, and the work is done professionally.
Philosophy essay doesn’t necessarily have to be written on the Philosophy as a school subject. It can touch any topic with the philosophical context, the one you can divide into the thesis (hypothesis) and argument. The topics for a philosophy essay to choose can be divided into 4 major groups: Continue reading
So similar, yet different. Philosophy essay seems just another type of academic writing, but there are aspects that differ it from the rest of the types. In this article, the structure of the philosophy essay will be discussed. Continue reading
A lot of students encounter the challenge of accomplishing a philosophy essay at IHPST. The art of writing a philosophy essay can be compared to the rare gift as far as it is far more complicated than an ordinary article is. Basically, the object is to assert an argument, thesis and conclusions in a wy so that the reader believes author’s claim and reasoning. Continue reading
Graduate student’s CV without any publications mentioned in it is a dime a dozen. To enter the desired position, a Ph.D philosophy student has to submit a couple of publications just before defending the dissertation. The number of TT jobs is strictly limited on the market today, so, to compete fairly, any candidate has to present some publications to prove his writing abilities. The large crowd of other Ph.Ds along with ABDs fight for their place under the sun by sending wagons of CVs. The existing publications will allow the applicant to look more serious and competent. Continue reading
Philosophy essays are usually written for two purposes: whether for journal’s publication or university/college study. This type of essay was created especially for all those who love to argue reasonably and not. Below, you will read some valuable advices to succeed with a philosophy paper on your own or with the help of professionals. Continue reading
Before you rush to add more RAM to your Mac that has become rather slow, try out some memory optimization solutions. Fortunately, lots of them are available on the market, but in this article I’ll give a quick overview of some most popular memory optimization apps for the Mac OS X.
Memory Clean for Mac by FIPLAB Ltd
This app is quite straightforward. It shows an overview of your Mac’s RAM and allows you to purge the inactive memory of your Mac by clicking the Clean button. It also offers deeper cleaning with the Extreme Clean functionality, and scheduled automated cleanups. The app developers claim that this app shows the most accurate RAM-related numbers.
MemoryKeeper from MacKeeper by Kromtech Alliance Corp.
MemoryKeeper has basically the same functionality as Memory Clean; however, the interface is simpler and more user-friendly, showing the free and used memory as a picture of a speedometer. Click the Clean Memory button for a quick cleanup and the Turn On Automatic Cleanup button for scheduled automated cleanups. MemoryKeeper also has a built-in tutorial that will give the user a clearer understanding of the app’s functionality.
As you see, almost all of these apps have a lot in common, but with slight differences, so it’s up to you to choose the one that fits you best.