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Fallacy Watch: What Is Faulty Generalization?

Faulty generalization is a common fallacy – an error in an argument – in both...

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MHRA Referencing – Citing a Website

Still using books when researching an essay? You might as well be living in the...

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How to Write a Story with a Three-Act Structure

Are you writing a story? Perhaps for a novel or screenplay? If so, you may...

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The Etymology (and Punctuation) of Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a little etymology? A...

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5 Tips for a Great Email Subject Line

Writing a great marketing email or newsletter is one thing. Encouraging your subscribers to open...

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Spelling Tips: Free Rein or Free Reign?

Today, we’re looking at one of the most commonly misspelled phrases in the English language:...

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How to Cite a Website in Harvard Referencing

With so much information now available online, you may need to cite a website in...

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Grammar Tips: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

Modifiers are words and phrases that affect the meaning of another part of a sentence....

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Citing Social Media with Chicago Author–Date Referencing

Previously, we’ve looked at how to cite social media using Chicago footnote referencing. But if...

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Word Choice: Doughnut vs. Donut

It is National Doughnut Day today. This raises two main questions: Why is there a...

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How to Use Footnotes and Endnotes

Footnotes and endnotes both let you add extra information in an essay or college paper....

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The False Cause Fallacy: Correlation Does Not Equal Causation

When we see that two things happen together, we may assume one causes the other....

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