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Lab Reports and Scientific Papers—Lab Report Format

In this installment of our Lab Reports and Scientific Papers series, we shift the focus to lab report formatting and the overall organization of information. Continued...


Lab Reports and Scientific Papers—Lab Report Citation Style

This article is the third and final installment of our series about Lab Reports and Scientific Papers. Lab report citations style are the topic up for discussion in this part of our series. Continued...


Everything You Should Know about Italics

Have you ever found yourself questioning your use of italics in a term paper or essay? Does using italicized print worry you to the extent that you just avoid italics altogether? When exactly is the right time to use italics? This article will explain when to use those slanted letters and when it is best to leave them upright. Continued...


Using Articles—A, An, The

Put simply, an article is a word that combines with a noun. Articles are actually adjectives because they describe the nouns that they precede. In English, there are only three articles: the, a, and an. Continued...


How to Write a Cover Letter

After weeks of searching, you’ve finally found it: a job posting that suits your skills and interests perfectly. Clinching an interview is vital when it comes to finding employment, so why take a risk? Follow our editor's advice and submit a cover letter along with your resume or application. Continued...


How to Format a Cover Letter

A nicely formatted cover letter attached to your resume is a great way to show a prospective employer that you are sincerely interested in the job being offered—it may even give you a valuable advantage over other candidates. Continued...


All About Adverbs

The adverb belongs to a large class of words that add information by qualifying or modifying a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a preposition, or a clause, indeed anything except nouns and pronouns (which are modified by adjectives). Confused? Don't be! After we provide some examples of adverbs, you will have a much better understanding of this mystifying modifier. Continued...


Improve Your Understanding of Appositives

An appositive is a noun or a pronoun (often with modifiers) that is beside another noun or pronoun, usually with the purpose of explaining or modifying. Now don’t get nervous—we'll help you figure this out. Continued...


Plagiarism and Its Repercussions

Plagiarism is one of the most serious offenses within the literary, academic, and professional world. The act of plagiarism violates both academic and professional integrity, and often comes with very serious consequences for any individual caught doing it. Continued...


Turabian Formatting Instructions

The Turabian style guide, called A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, is just as confusing as other more common style guides. But don't fret, in this article we explain how to use Turabian style properly. Continued...




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