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UC College Application: All You Need to Know

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UC College Application: All You Need to Know

The University of California schools are considered some of the best public research institutions in...

​​What’s the Difference Between an Observation and an Inference?

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​​What’s the Difference Between an Observation and an Inference?

Just about every type of essay, dissertation, or thesis you’ll be asked to write will...

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How to Write Top-Graded Essays in English

Writing English papers and essays can be challenging at first, but with the right tools,...

Grammar Tips: What’s a Postmodifier?

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Grammar Tips: What’s a Postmodifier?

A postmodifier is a word or group of words that gives more details or limits...

Grammar Tips: Who vs. That

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Grammar Tips: Who vs. That

If you’re sometimes unsure whether to use “who” or “that” in a sentence, you’re not...

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What Is Attrition In Research?

Attrition is the loss of study units from a sample. In practice, attrition occurs in...

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How to Determine a Piece of Writing’s Tone

Whether you’re analyzing a text for school or working on your own writing, being able...

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Common Legal Words/Phrases and What They Mean

Every profession or group has its own language, from taxi drivers to teenagers, but we...

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What Are The Nine Parts of Speech?

The words we use when we communicate can be divided into nine parts, also known...

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The Five Most Common Spelling Errors

Everyone makes spelling mistakes. Yep, everyone! William Shakespeare, H.P. Lovecraft, Ernest Hemingway, J.K. Rowling, Steven...

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Esperanto – A Fascinating Invented Language

Some may think that made-up languages are only for fictional worlds, such as Game of...

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Types of Tones in Writing

There are as many tones in writing as there are human emotions. The differences between...

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Writing Tips: Strong vs. Weak Verbs

Did you know that some verbs are stronger than others? In this post, we’ll look...

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How to Use a Homograph in Your Writing

Homographs, not to be confused with homonyms or homophones, are words that are spelled the...

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How to Start a Research Paper

You’ve been tasked with completing a research paper. You’ve done all the research, collected your...

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How to Interpret the Essay Question

Writing an effective essay is crucial to your success as a student. It all starts...

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5 Tips for Starting Your Own Blog

Having a blog is a great way to generate an audience, practice your skills, and...

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