Essay Cove

Essay Cove

• Use a Thesis statement; place at or near the end of your
first introductory paragraph:
Example: “This paper will attempt to explain the nature of
Bipolar Disorder and to provide a human face to the struggles
inherent to the disorder. “
• Organized format and content: Introduction, History of
the disorder (e.g., who first identified it, how was it
conceptualized in the past, who tends to suffer from
disorder, prevalence rate, common pattern of disorder
(onset, duration), limitations or impact on functioning
commonly seen with the disorder; strengths or abilities
to function despite the disorder; distress caused (e.g., to
the person or to others); impact on society; early and
current treatments and prevention techniques.
• Cite and use your listed references or source materials
(research articles, review articles, books) within your
body of writing. See APA format for in-text citations.
Use header and page numbers (APA format)
• Check grammar, punctuation. Writing style matters (watch
for run-on sentences, fragments, correct verb tense).

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