This conclusion does restates the thesis problem of one in three children are becoming obese that is leading to serious health problems and takes it a step further. During the conclusion the main points are briefly mentioned and then the writer takes it a step further by challenging parents to make a difference in the lives of their own children. The take away statement is "The challenge is to make a difference in your children concerning the obesity problems." A challenge to the readers leaves them thinking about the problem even after they finish reading the essay.
Longer essays may also contain an introductory page that defines words and phrases of the essay's topic. Most academic institutions require that all substantial facts, quotations, and other porting material in an essay be referenced in a bibliography or works cited page at the end of the text. This scholarly convention helps others (whether teachers or fellow scholars) to understand the basis of facts and quotations the author uses to support the essay's argument and helps readers evaluate to what extent the argument is supported by evidence, and to evaluate the quality of that evidence. The academic essay tests the student's ability to present their thoughts in an organized way and is designed to test their intellectual capabilities.
The Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing as well as the full time professors are designated undergraduate advisors. One or more of them will be available for advising from Monday through Thursday each week. During these walk-in sessions students may consult about the requirements for the major, application procedures for workshops and how to select the related courses for the major.
Transfer Credit and Study Abroad
Students must obtain the approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies to receive credit for courses taken elsewhere. Transfer students and students planning study abroad should bring relevant material—transcripts, course descriptions, syllabi—to the Director, who decides whether and how outside courses may be used for the major. No more than two courses taken elsewhere may be applied to the major.
Majors are expected regularly to fill out the Creative Writing Major Worksheet, to be reviewed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies (or Advisor) and submitted, with any notes from Director, to the Undergraduate Coordinator, Dorla McIntosh, in the Creative Writing Program office, 609 Kent Hall.