Students and Academics

MLA Formatting and MLA Style: An Introduction

Your instructor has asked you to format your term paper using Modern Language Association (MLA)1 style. You feel confident enough to gather your thoughts in order to produce the paper, but you have never heard of MLA style—do you panic or do you research MLA style and MLA formatting? Continued...


Understanding Punctuation

Words are words and those annoying little punctuation marks can't be that important...can they? Scribendi.com's editors offer solutions to common punctuation errors. Continued...


What's the Point? How to Write a Great Thesis Statement

Movie buffs and bookworms can tell a bestseller from a dud within the first few moments. The same is true of any thesis statement you write. Continued...


How to Format a Resume

Following from our previous look at resume writing, we now look at how to format a resume. Continued...


The Semicolon and Colon

While the comma indicates the smallest interruption in thought and the period provides a complete break, the semicolon and colon fall somewhere in between. Continued...


How to Use Apostrophes

The apostrophe may be the most abused punctuation mark in the English language so let's examine some of the rules that dictate when apostrophes are used and where they should be placed in a word. Continued...




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