How to Write an Expository Essay
How to Write an Expository Essay

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.”

The Proper Use of Quotation Marks
The Proper Use of 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.

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

An Essay Introduction Example
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.

How to Write an Introduction
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.

Bare/Bear
Bare/Bear

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between bare and bear.

Complement/Compliment
Complement/Compliment

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between complement and compliment.

Capital/Capitol
Capital/Capitol

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between capital and capitol.

Affect/Effect
Affect/Effect

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between affect and effect.

Let's Have Fun With English
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.

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