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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...


Editing and Proofreading Tips for Bloggers

Starting a blog is easy and once you do, you have the potential to reach millions of people. Unfortunately, the simple nature of blogs and blogging often breeds a careless mindset when generating a post. Bloggers are often too caught up in the thrill of their story or opinion to properly edit or proofread their piece. We’ve compiled a short list of tips in order to help the average blogger optimize his or her posts and get the most out of his or her online publications. Continued...


How to Track Changes in Excel 2007

Microsoft’s Track Changes function allows revisions to be made to a document and keeps a complete record of all changes made. This can be useful if you’ve created a business document that you would like a coworker to revise and proofread. All your coworker needs to do is turn on the Track Changes function, and all of the changes that he or she makes will be recorded. Once the document has been returned to you, you can then easily accept or reject each change as you see fit. 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 Book Review

Writing a book review is not the same as writing a book report or a summary. A book review is a critical analysis of a published work that assesses the work's strengths and weaknesses. Many authors strive to have their books reviewed by a professional because a published review (even a negative one) can be a great source of publicity. Continued...


How to Write a Book Review Podcast

When writing a book review, it is important to know the difference between a review and a report or summary—reviewing means discussing the strengths and weaknesses of a book. This podcast details ways to keep your review critical and how to support your argument. Continued...


How to Write a Business Plan

So you’ve decided to take the plunge. You have a fantastic business idea that you think will succeed, you’re excited about being your own boss, and you’re ready to turn your visions into reality. Congratulations—but don’t pop open that bottle of champagne just yet. In the world of entrepreneurship, a great business idea is just the tip of the iceberg. Continued...


How to Write a Business Plan Podcast

Establishing a business is a complex process. It should start with a detailed business plan. This podcast will cover such issues as the business profile, contacts, financing, marketing, and even bankruptcy plans, all of which are important for a successful business. Continued...


How to Write a Research Proposal—Part One

Writing a research proposal is a very daunting task. Before we begin to discuss the nuts and bolts of how to write a research proposal, we need to understand what it is and what it is not. Developing this understanding now will make the process of writing your research proposal a whole lot easier. Continued...


How to Write a Research Proposal—Podcast Part Two

This podcast details the anatomy of a research proposal. While there may be no wrong way to write a proposal, the style you choose must complement your content. Having a clear description of what you wish to research and the necessity of demonstrating your knowledge are just two points covered in this podcast. Continued...


How to Write an Outline Podcast: Help! My Paper Is Due in Four Hours and I Can't Get Started!

Writing an outline is an excellent way to help you organize your thoughts and research. An outline should detail how you plan to arrange your essay. This podcast offers helpful information to get you started. Continued...


How to Write an Outline: Help! My Paper Is Due in Four Hours and I Can't Get Started!

You've come up with the perfect thesis or essay topic, you've done plenty of research, and know everything that there is to know about your topic, and yet you can't seem to put pen to paper. This is where an outline comes in. Continued...


Organizing Information for Business Writing

While it's natural to simply want to put pen to paper and begin plugging away at that technical document or business proposal, a little planning before you begin to write may save you from a room full of blank stares at the next office meeting. Continued...


Organizing Information for Business Writing Podcast

Proper business writing can help you engage your audience and map out your ideas. If you are looking to decide on a topic for a business pitch and want to make connections between your gathered information. This podcast has helpful tips for you, including how to organize your subtopics. Continued...


Scientific Papers Podcast: Plain Talk on What Your Professor Wants

Writing a scientific paper is different than writing, say a theory paper, and there are certain things your professor will be looking for. This podcast will tell you how to write a clear thesis and produce a proper scientific paper. Continued...


Scientific Papers: Plain Talk on What Your Professor Wants

You've heard professors describe writing using such descriptors as "it sparkles," "lovely voice," and "flows beautifully," but what do those things mean in plain English? Read on to get the inside scoop. Continued...


Should You Use an Editorial Calendar?

Want to write more articles? And more often? Then follow in the footsteps of magazine editors and utilize an editorial calendar. Continued...


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