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One, 2, III: Using Numbers in Academic Writing

No matter what you’re studying, at some point in your academic career you’ll find yourself...

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How Word Variation Could Improve Your Academic Writing (And 5 Handy Examples)

While it’s important to use consistent terminology in academic writing, this applies primarily to technical...

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How to Write a Professional Email

Not that long ago, in the days of pen and paper, sending a written message...

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Sharpen Up Your Writing: A Quick Guide to Sentence Types

Writing in grammatical sentences helps you to express yourself clearly, but there’s more to sentence...

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Don’t Trust the Microsoft Word Thesaurus!

A common problem many of our customers have is that they use the same word...

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All About the Word “About”!

One of the most common problems our customers have is how to use the word...

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Word Choice: Cent, Scent or Sent?

It can be tricky to know which word to use, especially when using homophones (words...

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5 College Cash-Saving Tips

So the end of semester is nearly here, and I guess your bank account is...

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Hyphens and Dashes: The Mystery Revealed

The use of hyphens and dashes in writing can seem an arcane mystery whose secrets...

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5 Tips for Taking Notes

Taking notes is an essential part of studying at college. You’ll need to take notes...

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What Is an Ellipsis?

Ellipses are punctuation marks that are useful in academic writing, where there is sometimes a...

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6 Reasons You Should Invest in Proofreading

I was walking down the street the other day, when a man with a mad...

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