Introduction And Thesis Statement

If you start too broadly or you have a – if something’s too generalized you’re going to run into trouble for example if I’m writing an essay where I’m examining the characters in the book The Great Gatsby if the focus is the characters within the Great Gatsby my introduction doesn’t need to be so generalized as to discuss the whole writing career or biography of the author f scott Fitzgerald that would be unnecessary there’s no relationship there and also you know another example would be if I’m going to write an essay where I believe we need a new transit a new public transportation system in our city I wouldn’t begin the essay with a whole history report of the city in general you know. Find more great hints on your essay paper at Edusson.

You want to have things that are relative you want the components to match the thing that an introduction needs to do is it needs to establish the writers credibility and say the general tone for the piece you know this is where you you lay out the groundwork for what your arguments going to become you know you move your introduction into your thesis statement because you want to identify some central claims within your essay you don’t want to point out every single item that you’re going to cover you don’t want to defend elements of your paper in the introduction you merely want to suggest or imply what’s coming ahead what’s the need for for this paper why is there a reason for it you have to sort of create a reason for the paper to be written now your introduction should always bear that direct relationship to the thesis statement just because they’re they’re tangential tangentially related does not mean that they are related enough to be included in your introduction if you have information like I said if I’m writing on the characters if I’m writing about Daisy Buchanan in the great gatsby F scott Fitzgerald writing career would have nothing to do with that even though he wrote the book those two things aren’t related there’s not a close enough relationship for that to be written.

So I always make sure there’s a relationship between the introduction and your thesis statement here are some possible ways to begin I know you know you always want to have sort of that narrative hook no matter what you’re doing you want to have something that pulls your reader and draws the reader in attracts the audience here are some ways to begin here are some ways to build an introduction you may want to use an illustrative anecdote and that’s just you may want to tell a story that presents the problem or presents the issue that you’re going to address with your thesis you could have just a very strong opinion that you present and you want to defend you may have pertinent or startling a pertinent or startling statistic some statistical information that will really shock or wow your audience and really pull them in to make them interested or make them concerned about the topic you may have an unusual fact or a vivid example that will do.

From Brainstorming To Writing

Let’s talk about academics so although academics is very broad we want to go and hone it down and let’s say that I have a very specific passion for history so before we move on I just want to give you some time to talk about and think about in chat us with what you think we could write in terms of passion for history so go ahead and do that what are some unique points and stories that will help me and help my writing stand out and be specific give you a few more seconds to let us know what you think help us brainstorm we’re seeing specific experiences or trips writing a play based on historical figure oh these are great a certain event in history that I’m particularly interested in attending lectures at local schools historical board game yeah yeah these are great. More information on brainstorming at

So for me I’ve written that I could write about my passion for history specifically as a subset of the broad academics category of course so moving down to the box I can write about how my his passion for history and the broad topic of academics are related to an award-winning project about the Silk Road and then how I am particularly interested on on particularly interested in how ingredients traveled to influence different cuisines back and forth on the Silk Road again this is just a quick example of how you can get started on brainstorming about what to write for your essay so let’s decide that out of these three topics of family community and academics I select family as the topic that I would like to keep talking about okay so we’ve completed our brainstorming session but how do you move forward from brainstorming to actually putting together all the pieces into a cohesive written essay so this is where the outlining part comes in so now certain things like grammar run-on sentences and other writing mechanics are pretty easy to understand but before you do that it’s really important to have a bare-bones outline in a roadmap that you can follow.

This is a pulled piece from our brainstorming essay so it may be useful to think about a common thread that ties the different ideas of my brainstorming and essay draft together so brainstorm before hand to really hone in on the key details that I want to include will help me avoid confusion and frustration later on so right now I see the common thread of resourcefulness this means that everything I write about will somehow relate to my resourceful nacinda context of my family and household so what’s an intuitive way to write about all this in the first paragraph I introduce my family my siblings and my family situation overall in the second paragraph I hone in on the great responsibilities of buying food for my siblings with $20 and how I really needed to get creative and in the third paragraph I show my growth and the fact that I have perfected the art of cooking entire meals with only $20 and there is a common thread.

Brief Outlines in Essay

When students say I’m going to do a brief background on the history of the world a brief outline of all the theories that ever came up you know on economics or something this is an exaggeration but that term brief as soon as i read i’m going to do a brief blah blah blah I know this is blah blah blah okay this is actual nonsense padding you know not getting to the point procrastination wasn’t it you that use the term be the procrastination this is standard stuff that we all do we procrastinate we don’t get to the most important point in the outline make sure you have up there what is the most important issue and get to it almost immediately avoid giving your own views this is again the thing i am going to argue that.

Okay that’s another standard line i am going to argue that and/or develop the argument that for you to develop your own argument takes a lot i’m repeating that okay so these are standard lines I look for in the substantive part when I know students are then going to go a straight okay so brief outlines a part of that then try and use the literature okay and don’t just select random articles from the internet okay I go back to that when you actually go to articles have questions written down why are you reading that article otherwise you read line one line two first paragraph second paragraph it is 50 pages it is eleven o’clock at night you’re tired you know how much are you absorbing but if you read selectively I need to read this to get this piece of information again that again it helps you to not plagiarize because you’ve got your own structure your own argumentation you’re just reading to reinforce your ideas and thoughts okay.

But you’re not reading for that piece to influence you directly and to condition your answer when you present arguments I often read exit this why said this this is not critical appraisal okay exit this I think it is a solid argument because of blah blah blah the assumptions underlying this or this some of these have validity others don’t of many people question the validity you understand I’m not saying X said this Y said something opposite therefore because Y says something opposite that’s a criticism of X this is not acceptable okay this is not acceptable practice the same with empirical evidence I disagree with that empirical evidence because someone else has presented another set of evidence first you need to look at the evidence being presented how valid is that evidence how did they get that information okay how plausible is that how does it support their argumentation then if you want to present someone else as evidence that’s fine but it’s not you can’t make counter factual arguments like that you can’t say this is wrong because I got some other evidence okay.

The Concepts Of Resume Writing

The Concepts Of Resume Writing

You need a resume in order to get your foot in the door.  However, there are some people that don’t know what to do in order to get to that point.  It may be more than a minute before anyone calls you for an interview.  With the competitive job market, you definitely have to be on your

What about a special writing service?  That could work, but you would have to pay hundreds of dollars for them to do it for you.  Then, there is no guarantee that their work would help to open doors for you, either.  You decide to try it anyway and you don’t get the results that you want.  Then you are out of hundreds of dollars for something that you thought was a guaranteed thing.  Now what?

Have you ever thought that maybe your resume writing style might be the culprit?  You may not be writing your resume the correct way.  So you will have to change what you are doing and make some adjustments.  Once you make those adjustments, you will be able to see resume writing in a new light.  Your calendar will be filled with more appointments than you can shake a stick with.

When your resume writing stumps others, then it can serve as a marketing and sales tool to get your foot in the door with prospective employers.  Your resume must sell you in order for a prospective employer to consider you for a job interview.

One thing with resume writing is that there are so many people that are applying for the same job position, the competition is very tight.  It’s so tight, that if you are not in the top one or two percent, then you may not stand a chance.  Your resume will just get discarded as though it was never there.  The employer just glanced at it and put it in the pile to be thrown out.  Forget about the cover letters.

If you resume writing does not stand out from others, then you run a great risk of getting your resume trashed.  Your resume has to grab an employer’s attention.  Otherwise, you are just another number among hundreds or maybe thousands that are looking for a job.

Everyone is using the same resume writing style and using the same instruction books.  However, their efforts along with yours have proven to be futile.  Unless you straighten up , fly right and take a new approach with this, your resume will keep going in the rejection pills.  Being different is the key to having a winning resume that potential employers will love.

Stop being like the status quo.  They do the same things over again and see the same results.  You get the same thing with the same method.  Stop putting yourself in the trash pile.


Best Resume Format

Best Resume Format

What is the BEST Resume Format?

There are generally three basic formats in resume writing.  Chronological, Functional and Combination. The BEST resume format? There is NONE. Yes, you read right. There is NO single format in resume writing which is the ONE or the BEST.

You choose the most suitable one which meets your needs. If that is the case, then which one should you use?

Type 1: Chronological

In a Chronological resume, your work experience is stated according to dates, starting with your most current job to your earlier positions.

This type of resume is the most commonly used, perhaps because of its simplicity as well as the recruiters’ ease in seeing your career track clearly. You may also like to use this format if your work history is consistent and strong, with no gaps in between.

Type 2: Functional

In a Functional resume, your work experience takes priority over dates. Related experiences, skills, and knowledge are stated.

This type of resume is typically used when you are changing careers, or when there are gaps in your work history. (for example, a duration where no work activities take place like time off, personal matters etc.)

Type 3: Combination

In a Combination resume, your relevant work experiences and achievements are stated according to dates. As the name suggests, it is a Combination of Chronological and Functional resumes.

This type of resume is very useful in providing relevant work experiences, and with dates to guide the recruiter through your work history.

Personally, I use the Combination format, simply because it is more targeted. This format allows for greater customization in matching my work experiences to the position. And I used this even when I was making a career change.

Since I have gone through a few positions by now, I have accumulated enough work experiences to sift and pick out the ones which matter.

The dates make it easier for the recruiter to know when I had gone through any particular experience. So to me, doing it in such a way increases my chances of getting it picked up by the recruiter. And it did!

On the Usefulness of the Resume

The usefulness of the Resume is clear. It creates the opportunity for you to meet up with the recruiter, and eventually, convince him that you are the right one for the job.

As a trainer, interaction with my learners during our CV and resume writing sessions provided me with more insights.

We have found good resume writing to be especially useful in these situations:

  1. Little Education

You have little education. However, you have a wealth of work and life experiences.

  1. Poor Grades

You have a good education, but your results or grades are average or poor.

  1. Problems With Law

You have had brushes with the law or had been convicted before.

  1. Application Form

You applied for a job and only an application form is provided. It does not allow you to ‘sell’ yourself to the recruiter, especially if you had been in any of the three situations above.

For situation 4, I strongly recommend that you attach a copy of your resume with the completed form. This allows you to elaborate on your achievements way beyond the few or tiny fields provided on that form. And therefore, increase your chances of getting that interview!

I believe resume writing is a skill anyone can pick up and improve on.

Further Education

Further Education

Swansea Bay offers some top Further Education establishments, spread across the region: the newly created Gower College Swansea, Neath Port Talbot College and Coleg Sir Gâr in Carmarthenshire.

Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea came into being on 20th August 2010.  It has been formed from the merger of Swansea College and Gorseinon College, bringing together two establishments which demonstrated excellence in their own right, highlighted by the achievements of their students at A level, with 98% of students passing in each and 14 students heading off to Oxbridge universities as a result.

Gower College Swansea is the second largest FE establishment in Wales, with approximately 1,100 staff and 17,000 students. The campus is currently spread over two main sites – at Belgrave Road, Gorseinon and Tycoch Road, Swansea – plus a number of smaller ‘satellite’ centres. However, a brand new flagship campus is planned for Swansea city centre.

The goal is to create an institution that will provide outstanding learning opportunities and experiences for young people, adults and employers in Swansea.

Neath Port Talbot College

Neath Port Talbot College is the only Further Education provider in the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council area. The college offers an exciting and varied programme of courses to suit most needs either on a Part-Time or Full-Time basis.

Coleg Sir Gar

Coleg Sir Gâr has five campuses spread throughout Carmarthenshire. The college offers an extensive range of courses such as A Levels, GCSEs, NVQs and GNVQs up to HNCs, HNDs, degree and postgraduate degrees in a range of different subjects that include sciences, health, engineering, sport, agriculture, catering, art and design, hairdressing, business and many more subjects.

Studying In Swansea Bay

Studying In Swansea Bay

There are more than 21,500 students in higher education at Swansea University & Swansea Metropolitan University, and a further 2,200 students studying at University of Wales: Trinity Saint David in Carmarthen.

With so much to do, see and enjoy while here students are spoilt for choice! To get an idea of what’s on offer check out the pages in our ‘Living In’ section.

Technium Digital – Swansea University

Swansea University alone has over 15,000 students and offers more than 500 undergraduate and 130 postgraduate courses in a wide range of subject areas, from American Studies to Zoology.

More than 6,500 students had enrolled to study at Swansea Metropolitan University, which has four faculties: Faculty of Applied Design & Engineering, Faculty of Art & Design, Faculty of Business and Management and Faculty of Humanities.

Trinity’s students come from all over the UK, plus there is a growing community of international students studying at the campus. In September 2012 Trinity St David merged with Swansea Metropolitan University, the new Institution, called University of Wales: Trinity Saint David.

All three universities have students from overseas, representing more than 30 countries world-wide, ranging from Scandinavia, Europe, India, China, USA, Canada, South America and many others too numerous to name. In today’s global market place, knowledge and ability to work effectively with others is vital and having overseas students is important to university life, not just from an educational perspective but also culturally, raising social awareness and understanding.



Cardiff is a truly unique capital. It has the infrastructure that you would expect of any modern capital, an enviable quality of life, and a city centre that can be walked across in fifteen minutes.

The city benefits from a panoramic leisure offer, from seafront to city to countryside living. From the compact centre, built around the magnificent Cardiff Castle to Cardiff Bay which provides seafront views and leisure facilities to rival any other European city, Cardiff’s unique blend of tradition and modern offers something for all.

Cardiff is a ‘city of parks’ with more green space per person than any other UK city; it is 45 minutes from the Brecon Beacons Park; and close to some of the UK’s best beaches.

The city-region is synonymous with sport and our facilities are second to none – the Millennium Stadium, the SWALEC Stadium and the Cardiff City stadium is home to Cardiff City Football Club and Cardiff Blues Rugby Club. Our rugby and football teams both at national and club level now benefit from one of the best training facilities in the UK at the Vale Resort and Spa. Forming part of Cardiff’s International Sport Village is Cardiff International White Water, a recognised canoe slalom training centre and Cardiff International pool is a 50 m Olympic standard pool.

In July 2009 the SWALEC Stadium successfully hosted the Ashes and will do so again in 2015.  In October 2010 the city-region welcomed the Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort. These events were broadcast to a combined television audience of approximately 700 million people across the globe and elevated the city-region’s profile immensely.

Cardiff is an exciting city that attracts 19 million visitors a year. Described as the ‘epitome of cool’ by the renowned Lonely Planet travel guide and 13th must-see global destination by the Frommer Guide.

In 2011 Cardiff was chosen as one of the 10 best places in the world to visit during the Summer by National Geographic magazine – the only UK location to be featured – above  Roatan, in Croatia, the Caribbean island of Honduras and the Azores.

Cardiff’s cultural offer has never been stronger. Located in the heart of one of the most exciting waterfront developments in Europe – Cardiff Bay – is the Wales Millennium Centre, home to the performing arts and Wales’ most visited attraction. The only building in the world to be protected by copyright, it has succeeded in taking Cardiff to the world and bringing the world to Cardiff.

Cardiff is the capital for shopping. Known as the ‘city of arcades’, Cardiff offers a mix of boutique stores found in the city’s elegant Victorian arcades and a true global brand experience in the £650 million St David’s. All the arcades and a new John Lewis store has propelled Cardiff into the top 5 shopping destinations in the UK and positioned Cardiff as the number one shopping location for Wales and the south west of England. Find out more about shopping in Cardiff at




Cardiff leads the way as an advanced ICT business location. The city is home to an increasingly competitive telecoms market. BT has a fully enabled presence in the city, and most of the business community has the choice of cable. Cardiff also has a growing cluster of independent telecoms providers offering high-speed fibre and wireless solutions.

Cardiff is home to the acclaimed Intelligent Cities Initiative, a super-fast wireless network for the city’s media industry, a new European-class Render Farm providing huge data processing capacity for Cardiff’s burgeoning digital media sector is housed at The Atrium, The Centre for Creative Industries, University of Glamorgan.

In September 2012, the UK Government announced that Cardiff would get £11 million investment in the city’s broadband.  This will transform Cardiff into a ‘super-connected city’ – by offering high-tech and digital companies the infrastructure they need, the city will be able to compete for business, investment and jobs with the world’s top digital cities.

The £90m Internet Data Centre in Cardiff offers secure data storage for your business – one of 22 such centres operated by BT worldwide regarded as a resource for international knowledge-based companies. In addition, Next Generation Data has invested £200 million within the city-region to create one of Europe’s largest and most technically advanced ‘green’ data-centres.




Cardiff sits on the hub of an international transport network that connects the city to London, Europe and beyond. Cardiff is only one and a half hours from Heathrow, the world’s busiest international airport and benefits from its own international Airport, which has daily flights to Amsterdam Schiphol – and over 400 connecting destinations.


Cardiff is located on the M4 motorway corridor providing high-speed road access to London and Birmingham in around 2 hours and easy access to cities throughout the UK through the extensive motorway network.

Cardiff offers regular direct Inter-City train services to the UK’s major cities including half hourly services connecting Cardiff to London in under 2 hours and regular direct services to Birmingham and Manchester, providing connections throughout the UK.

In 2011, the UK Government confirmed that a £1 billion investment into the electrification of the main rail line between London and Cardiff will go ahead, cutting the journey time by about 20 minutes.


Cardiff is highly accessible to its region, with around 40% of the city’s workforce traveling in from the wider region to work in the city each day. Frequent local rail services offer an affordable and reliable alternative to the car and a network of modern buses provides the city with a cosmopolitan local transport system.

The South Wales Metro report 2011 sets out a newly improved blueprint for a transport system of the future for Cardiff and the region. It underlines that Wales’s future economic growth requires a new vision for the Capital’s connectivity and recognition from the global evidence, that a thriving, connected city region can be an engine of economic growth. A high capacity, reliable and efficient regional transport system would bring the 1.4 million people in the city-region closer together to enable:

– Access to a larger talent pool

– the spreading of economic benefits far and wide

– the creation of a region able to work on a bigger, more international stage.

– the density to develop internationally significant clusters

In a joint partnership, Cardiff Council and the Welsh Government have invested £28 million into the city to create the country’s first Sustainable Travel Town. This green investment will include a free city centre shuttle bus service, a park and ride facility, and improved cycling and walking routes.