English as a Second Language

Quotation Marks: How to Format Quotation Marks

Who knew formatting quotation marks was so complicated? In order to help you navigate their subtle nuances and unpredictability, Scribendi.com has compiled a list of rules to help you properly format quotation marks. Continued...


Square Brackets, Curly Brackets, Angle Brackets, Oh My!

This article discusses the proper uses of square brackets, curly brackets and angle brackets. Brackets are actually more complex than most people realize.It’s important not to overuse brackets or rely on them too heavily. At some point, you may have to use brackets or you may encounter them in your research, in which case, we hope this article helps. Continued...


An Essay Introduction Example

Now that we’ve gone over the finer points of an introduction, let’s take a look at a sample introduction to see how it all comes together. The beginning of an essay sets the tone for the reader and is also used to get the reader interested in your work. Having a well-written introduction is critical when writing an essay. Continued...


How to Write an Introduction

An introduction does exactly what its name implies: it introduces the subject of the paper to readers. But most importantly, it provides readers with a map to the overall paper. A good introduction captures readers’ attention, tells them what the paper is about, and provides an outline of what is to come. Continued...


Let's Have Fun With English

The English language is a tricky one, which is why our editors offer helpful writing tips about everything from writing a thesis statement to homophones to capitalization. Though learning English is difficult, there can be some humour in some of the language's common usage errors. Continued...


The Question Mark: How and When to Use It

The question mark has a very simple function in writing–it indicates a question. If a sentence ends with a question mark, then it is asking a question, just as the name suggests. Continued...


An Example Outline

Writing academic papers is not easy. Sometimes you may have all of the research done, but just can't put pen to paper. If that is the case, you may need to write an outline. This article provides an alphanumeric example outline. Continued...


Full Stops: A How-To Guide

If you’re North American, you may be wondering what exactly full stops are—here’s a hint, there is one at the end of this sentence. This is the main function of full stops, or periods: marking the end of a sentence. Continued...


How to Write a Research Paper

In our first article of this two part series, we discussed how to research a term paper. In this article, we will discuss how to write a term or research paper. Continued...


Homophone Worksheet: Think You Understand Homophones?

In our article on homophones, we discussed what they are and helped explain the differences between them. Now, it's time for you to try our homophone worksheet to test your homophone knowledge! Continued...




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