Writing Academic Papers is a book for undergraduate students in higher learning institutions and colleges designed to help them accomplish their academic paper assignments. This book comprises most materials necessary for students to write convincing and persuasive academic papers. It defines an academic paper, explains its importance in higher education, and outlines the necessary steps in writing a well-presented, well-argued, and well-documented academic paper. This book also discusses in detail and with concrete examples the question of plagiarism, the most serious offense in academic writing, including the effects of plagiarism in the production of new knowledge and the consequences to those caught plagiarizing. This book is an invaluable resource for all beginning students striving to achieve ethical and excellent writing performances.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"Mligo covers, in a clear format, all the relevant steps needed in the production of a good research paper. After teaching for more than a decade, both in undergraduate and graduate programs, and having had to spend precious class time teaching students how to write research papers when I should have been teaching biblical interpretation, I will no longer do that. This book will be required reading for every single student who enters my class." --Andrew M. Mbuvi, Shaw University Divinity School
"An indispensable book for aspiring academics that provides essential tools in academic writing. Through this book, Mligo bridges the chasm between formative high school education and the university level. I highly recommend this book to all students who begin graduate studies." --Zorodzai Dube, University of South Africa
Elia Shabani Mligo Trygve Wyller
Elia Shabani Mligo (PhD, University of Oslo, Norway) is an employee of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania, Southern Diocese. He currently teaches Theology and Research at Amani University Project in Njombe operating under Iringa University College of Tumaini University. He is the author of Jesus and the Stigmatized (Pickwick Publications 2011).