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Special thanks to Professors Elisabeth Gruner, Monika Siebert, and Daryl Dance of the English department for their helpful contributions.

Below are the reflections of a few faculty members from the English department on specific issues regarding the English research paper. Each teacher typically possesses a more refined set of expectations which a student can gather from the points he or she stresses within the classroom setting or even by explicitly questioning a teacher both in and outside of the classroom. The faculty advice listed below provides a helpful guide of common mistakes, professor pet peeves, and advice for novice writers. It may be additionally beneficial to approach your teacher in order to gain a clearer understanding of what his or her unique expectations may be for a specific assignment.

Mistakes commonly made by novices when writing English research papers:

Professor pet peeves particular to research paper writing for the English discipline:

Recommendations to students writing an English research paper:


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