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En Dashes and Em Dashes in US and UK English

Even though the difference between the en dash and the em dash might be only...

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How to Format Numbers in Formal Writing

If you work on reports, presentations, or any other kind of formal writing, you need...

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How to Conduct Longitudinal Research

Longitudinal research is a method of research used to study the same variables over an...

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How to Use a Frame Narrative Effectively in Creative Writing

A frame narrative is a literary term for telling a story inside of another. The...

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“US” vs ‘UK’: How Different Dialects Use Quote Marks

When you write or read in different dialects, you’ll find that the spelling, vocabulary, and...

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Agatha Christie’s Best Books – Ranked

Over a career that spanned six decades, Agatha Christie wrote 66 detective novels, and she...

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Best Practice for Using Hyperlinks in Academic Writing

When you type out a uniform resource locator (URL) or a digital object identifier (DOI),...

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5 Books About Friendship for National Best Friends Day

Happy National Best Friends Day! Where would you be without your best friend? Use this...

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The Best Online Resume Builders

Creating a resume or CV is an essential part of job hunting, but making one...

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What Is Standard Line Spacing for a Formal Document?

When you’re writing an article, essay, report, or any other formal document, formatting elements like...

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Should the Words “University” and “College” Be Capitalized?

There are many tricky rules to remember when writing in English. For example, where to...

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London: 5 Brilliant Bookshops to Explore

​​“Bookshops are dreams built of wood and paper. They are time travel and escape and...

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