Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wide Open North Dakota, USA
Would any of you guys mind if I used some of your comments about horse slaughter for my own informative paper? The paper is about a policy in the U.S. regarding horse slaughter and why healthy, registered horses are being sent to slaughter when they could be placed into homes that accept them. It also is going to include a question regarding the fact that while horse slaughter would create many jobs in the U.S., it is still going to piss some people off. The economic pluses from slaughter are astronomical, however, this would require much regulation by the government to keep people happy. Now to me, this is exactly fine. (the previous sentence is the one I am referring to.) I am still working on my thesis, so don't butcher my questions. I have a lot regarding the issue. Also if you would like to help me by pointing out very informative articles on horse slaughter statistics regarding the economic take on the subject, it would be greatly appreciated!
I too am in college, and I too am a freshmen. The difference is that my teacher forces us to do mass amounts of research. Crimson88, you may have had a high GPA, but quite frankly my dear you lack the fine tuned research skill of "wallowing in complexity", and the basic grammatical knowledge to write an effective paper that will allow people to look at the subject, not your grammar.
Try free-writing the next time you write a paper; I will explain to you what it is. Free-writing is accomplished by turning off your computer screen, or just covering it up, going into your word processor, and simply typing. Type about your subject, do NOT look at the screen, and type for a straight 5 minutes AT LEAST. When you are done, go back and read what you have written. You will most likely find a basic thesis question in the free writing, and will often find questions that you know you can research. Also, utilize your college database. Search for peer-reviewed articles, as these contain information that has been proven by a board of professionals to be true. Next, when you look at your source articles, look at their sources! They found their information somewhere, and you need to look up their sources as well. Not only to make sure that the source is credible, but because you can find information in their sources that you will want to use in your source. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but that's college.
Also, my GPA isn't the best, but that is because I go to a school where each class requires at LEAST 3 hours of out of class work for every in class hour. That is the average time you should be spending on out of class work. This is why college is a full time job-it takes a lot of time. So use your time, do your research, and read, read, read!