27 Şubat 2008 Çarşamba

Anthropology papers

Writing this type of paper is educational and should be normally different from writing for a simple presentation or giving out ideas for a work.

Writing a piece of work like this should be an easy task and can take the following course:

The work should start with one or two paragraphs outlining a theoretical or conceptual framework on the issue or issues you are writing on. This should normally be like a summing up of the whole work so that any person who reads gets a total picture of what is in the paper. Also include in the abstract, any question or particular point that you might want to address.

Next is the organization or the body of the work. Although it must not be a repetition to students, it is recommended that every point should have a separate paragraph and where possible, linking sentences must string one paragraph to another. Your opening paragraph must be based on what your topic tells of. Be careful not to get off the point or change the subject matter.

If you intend to make the write-up long, then you must use subtitles or headings. Your title is the key to your work. It should be clear, exact and appealing. This will not only present the different issues to be discussed, but equally gives an organization to your work. Remember that physical presentation of the work is something that draws the attention of the reader and equally what makes him want to go to the next page. The wordings, graphs and tables (if any) must be clear and free from verbose words. Take note that you are not out for a show of words. Nevertheless, an anthropologist must use anthropological words. Without words that are familiar to the course, the paper falls short of a subject paper.

In writing a piece of work that gives an idea about the study of mankind, recourse to available materials can be from anywhere of your choosing. You can make references to books, journals or consultations. Thus you must acknowledge the sources of your material. All borrowed words must appear in quotes and books and their illustrations must be cited properly. Alternatively, you can paraphrase borrowed ideas and at the same time, give credit to where they come from. You are a student and your repute counts now and tomorrow. So do not copy the works of others without permission.

If you want your reader to go over the work uninterrupted, it is advisable to used endnotes in place of footnotes. This is because footnotes always convey extra messages and will tend to be time-consuming to a reader. Why not allow him to go through and read this extra information at the end of the work.

Conclusions are decisive parts in any anthropological paper. This is where your reader or teacher gets to know what position you have taken. This is where you answer any question raised in the paper. In your closing remarks, it will be good to give the opinion of authors or individuals and then give your own opinion or answer to the question. You must be creative. You can equally contribute to learning through your own ideas. Keep in mind that your opinions count. With the work done, you can add endnotes and cite references to your work.

Anthropology papers ought to be pleasing, attractive and convincing to any reader when read. Thus carefully read out the work to yourself or get someone to read the work to see if it is appealing. His remarks may amount to some amendments that could make your document pleasing and attractive to any reader.

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