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How to Cite a Book in MHRA Referencing

MHRA referencing is a citation style set out by the Modern Humanities Research Association. It...

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How to Write a Meta Description

A meta description is an HTML “meta tag” that gives a short summary of a...

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6 Top Health Tips for Students

You’re a student, so you’re probably young and feel indestructible. But we all have to...

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Citing a Chapter from an Edited Book in IEEE Referencing

IEEE referencing is used in subjects such as computing and engineering. It’s also the preferred...

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5 Top Tips for Using Google Docs

Google Docs is a free alternative to traditional word processors like Microsoft Word. But if...

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Text Wrapping in Microsoft Word

From corporate logos in press releases to scientific diagrams in research papers, there are many...

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How to Cite an Edited Book in Harvard Referencing

It’s said that nothing in life is certain beyond death and taxes. But if you’re...

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When to Capitalize Religious Terms

Knowing when to capitalize religious terms can be hell. Or should that be Hell? And...

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Word Choice: Alternatively vs. Alternately

“Alternatively” and “alternately” look similar because they both come from the Latin term alternatus. However,...

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How to Write Flash Fiction

How long does a story need to be? With flash fiction, it can be anything...

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Idiom Corner: The Exception That Proves the Rule

“The exception that proves the rule” is a commonly misused phrase in English. Yet it’s...

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Fallacies: Begging the Question and Circular Arguments

We’re back with another fallacy (i.e., an argument that contains a hidden mistake). Today, we’re...

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