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How to Write an Excellent Essay Introduction

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How to Write an Excellent Essay Introduction

Love it or hate it, essay writing is a big part of student life. Writing...

Word Choice: Industrial vs. Industrious

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Word Choice: Industrial vs. Industrious

English can be tricky, especially if you’re learning it as a second language. One of...

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A Guide to Articles in English Grammar

There are three articles in English: a, an, and the. Articles function as adjectives in...

​​National Punctuation Day – How to Celebrate

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​​National Punctuation Day – How to Celebrate

Did you know that, in the United States, September 24th is National Punctuation Day? Jeff...

How to Remove Track Changes in MS Word

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How to Remove Track Changes in MS Word

Microsoft Word provides several tools to help you create your best work and save time...

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How to Prepare for NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), the time of year when aspiring and accomplished...

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What are the 5 Parts of the Study Cycle?

Have you heard of the study cycle? If you haven’t, you’ve come to the right...

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Word Choice: Unorganized vs. Disorganized

If you’re learning English as a second language (or even if you’re a native speaker!),...

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5 Examples of Concluding Words for Essays

If you’re a student writing an essay or research paper, it’s important to make sure...

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A Guide to Imperative Verbs

A verb is a “doing word,” meaning it denotes an action (e.g., walk, go, hold,...

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Word Choice: Many vs. Many of

The words “many” and “many of” have similar meanings that are determined by how they’re...

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Idiom Tips: What Does “Hold Your Horses” Mean?

There are a lot of idioms in English, so when you’re learning English as a...

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Spelling Tips: Ware or Wear?

Whether you’re learning English or are a native speaker, you’ll know that the English language...

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How to Delete a Page in MS Word

If you’ve ever finished writing an essay only to realize there’s a blank page at...

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How to Write in Plain English (With Examples)

Plain English refers to expressing your message to your intended audience clearly and concisely. This...

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13 Synonyms for “Help”

“Help” is a common word, but it can be easy to overuse. If you’re not...

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Spelling Tips: Practice or Practise?

If you’ve seen both “practice” and “practise” in English writing, you may have wondered what...

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