~Daniel, We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill. It is possible to improve a paper without improving it enough to raise it to the next grade level. As you re-read your paper, think about whether it is organized in the best way. I guarantee you that this will make your paper incomprehensible. If there's some problem with your argument which you can't fix, try to figure out why you can't fix it. There should be a clear thesis statement at the beginning that serves as a road map through your paper.
The main reason to quote a passage is to make it more convenient for you to talk about what the passage says and to make it more convenient for your reader as well. My beliefs about teaching have not yet formed. This work is licensed under a. Leland was the chief introducer of Heine to the English-speaking audience, especially America. Introductions should be as brief as possible.
~Ken McLeod, Wake Up To Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention We become aware of the void as we fill it. ~Theodore Roethke I cling to the mortal, and yet long for immortality. Keep them short and simple. For an essay to be considered a philosophical essay, it must have a basic claim and there must be an attempt to defend the argument or thesis advanced. It will also help to give your paper focus. The nature of ultimate reality baffles me. The overall clarity of your paper will greatly depend on its structure.
But what it does it does really well and this is sufficient at this level for an A, as these are the basic skills that you are supposed to be developing at this level. In whichever way you take it, you find only certain passions, motives, volitions and thoughts. Make sure that your explanation is as explicit as possible. Name calling is inappropriate and could never substitute for careful argumentation anyway. Your grade will suffer if your paper has these defects.
It need not always break completely new ground. Alas, the history of philosophy twinned with the principle of mediocrity suggests I as much nonsense as everyone else. The introduction lays the groundwork for the rest of the paper. ~Zen Proverb People are divided into two parts: some of them look for and cannot find anything, others find but are not satisfied. How to conceive of and write your paper Answer the question, the whole question, and nothing but the question. I am the dead-alive, the living dead. There is no 'correct' answer; it is a subjective matter, as most philosophical matters are.
No writers whose views you have been asked to read are idiots. ~James Thurber It is easy to stand a pain, but difficult to stand an itch. ~Buddhist Proverb A gun gives you the body, not the bird. I will now point out a reasonable argument against my use of the inquiring murderer and will go on to prove the validity of the example. Do not be afraid to re-use the same terms over and over, especially when they are key terms in an argument. Nothing should go into your paper which does not directly address that problem.
~Hippocrates, Aphorisms Seeking is not always the way to find. I will talk about what I think each of the following categories mean to me, on the role of curriculum, education, and what it means to be a teacher. A philosophy paper should attempt to answer a question. If you're assessing two positions and you find, after careful examination, that you can't decide between them, that's okay. Discuss the issues with others As I said above, your papers are supposed to demonstrate that you understand and can think critically about the material we discuss in class. Consider: Weak: From my perspective, it would seem to be the case that Descartes fails to. It means simply that it is just the same there as it is here when it is 5 o'clock.
Make sure it addresses the question that I asked. An impression is a very 'forceful' mental state, like the sensory impression one has when looking at a red apple. Or perhaps those weaknesses will have affected our overall impression of the paper, and we just didn't offer any specific recommendation about fixing them. The problem should be to confine your paper to the page limit, not to stretch out your paper to the minimum required. So you can't just say: My view is that P. The main core of your paper should consist of a defense of the answer you gave.
~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams I tell you everything that is really nothing, and nothing of what is everything, do not be fooled by what I am saying. Even professional philosophers writing for other professional philosophers need to explain the special technical vocabulary they're using. We've just seen how X says that P. Thus, according to Wittgenstein, mental states are intimately connected to a subject's environment, especially their linguistic environment, and conceivability or imaginability. As an answer to this problem, a related theory called rule utilitarianism was put forth.