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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...


College Admissions Essay Podcast: 500 Words That Will Help You Get into College

Writing your college admissions essay can definitely be stressful. Think of your college admissions essay as an opportunity to stand out from other applicants and really make an impression. With some planning and careful consideration, you can draft a great college admissions essay that will vastly improve your chances of being accepted to the college of your choice. To learn more about how to write the perfect college admissions essay, please listen to our podcast. Continued...


College Admissions Essay: 500 Words That Will Help You Get into College

Writing your college admissions essays can definitely be stressful. With so many other qualified candidates applying, this one little essay can often mean the difference between being accepted to the school of your dreams and never moving out of your parents' basement. Continued...


Does Expository Writing Have You Confused?

Maybe you find yourself on this page because your instructor asked you to write an expository essay, and you aren’t exactly sure what’s expected of you—if so, you’ve certainly found the right place. Expository writing, or exposition, is a type of discourse used to describe, explain, define, inform, or clarify. It literally means “to expose.” Continued...


Essay Writing: Traffic Signals for the Reader

You're writing an essay, and you want a good grade, or at least to make yourself understood. How can you make this easier for your reader? Continued...


Essay Writing: Traffic Signs for Readers

Writing a term paper is like driving a car. If you want to keep them engaged, then you have to steer your readers clearly through what you are trying to say. This podcast will help you do just that by highlighting “traffic signals” that can be applied to your writing in order to guide readers on their journey through your paper. Continued...


Everything You Need to 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...


Everything You Need to Know about Italics

While italics are used in both science and arts/humanities writing, they are applied in different ways. In this podcast, to the appropriate use of italics is discussed in detail. Continued...


Expository Writing Podcast

If you have to write an expository essay, but don't know how, then this podcast is the perfect tool to help you learn. After becoming informed about the characteristics of an expository piece, how they are formatted, what should be included and methods to writing them, you will be ready to begin! Continued...


How to Eliminate Wordiness

Do you find yourself writing sentences that are far too long? Have you ever re-read a sentence and struggled to finish it in one breath? If so, you may be suffering from something called prolixity, or in laymen’s terms, wordiness. Our editors suggest several ways to help you avoid wordiness and increase quality. Continued...


How to Research a Term Paper

When embarking on a research paper or term paper, think of yourself as a detective. You will not only search for information, but also delve into the whys and wherefores behind the subject material, seeking to provide elucidation through your written analysis. Continued...


How to Research a Term Paper Podcast

You have attended class all semester, and it is finally time to write your final essay. However, with so much information and so many potential topics, it can be hard to get started and stay organized. This podcast will help you understand how to go about choosing a topic, conducting research, and finding sources. Continued...


How to Write a Book Report—Part One

Writing a book report can be a difficult task that requires you to deal with a large amount of information in a relatively small space. But don't be discouraged—in this article we outline how to prepare for your book report and in our later article we discuss how to write a book report. Continued...


How to Write a Book Report—Part Two

We have already provided students with useful tips on the importance of taking notes when reading a novel for a book report. Now it's time to put those notes into action and start writing a book report. Continued...


How to Write a Great Essay Podcast

After you have an outline and have researched your subject, it is time to write your essay. This podcast details the steps you should follow to produce a successful essay and improve your overall writing. Continued...


How to Write a Great Introduction Podcast

It is important to think of an introduction as a map to your paper. A good introduction can immediately set your paper apart from those of others. This podcast outlines the steps to help you write a powerful opening, such as including a well-constructed thesis statement. Continued...


How to Write a Persuasive Essay

Have you been assigned to write a persuasive essay and don't know where to begin? Our editors explain what a persuasive essay is and how to write one. 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...


How to Write a Research Paper Podcast

If you are asked to write a research paper, you must find valid sources and use appropriate formatting. In this podcast, we explain the whole process. Continued...


How to Write an Essay

You've created the blueprint for a perfect paper: outlined the framework, devised a great thesis statement and located enough evidence to support your argument. What remains to be done, is to analyze those facts in original and intriguing ways. Continued...


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