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Formal Letter Example
Formal Letter Example

Now that you know how to write a formal letter, we thought you could benefit from a formal letter example. Please use this example as a template to help you write the perfect business or formal letter. And remember, send your correspondence to our letter editors to ensure your document is clear and concise.

Book Review Examples
Book Review Examples

As discussed in our article explaining how to write a book review, book reviews are very different from book reports. In order to illustrate what a book review is, we have provided a book review example for your reference.

How to Eliminate Wordiness
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.

Chronological Resume Examples
Chronological Resume Examples

Now that you know what a chronological resume is and how to format one, let’s take a look at an example chronological resume for someone with a solid work history and one for a recent graduate.

An Example Complaint Letter
An Example Complaint Letter

Writing a letter of complaint can be tricky, but the most important thing to remember is to be direct and tasteful. No one will take your complaint seriously if you are ranting and raving. Take a look at this example complaint letter for ideas on how you should approach writing a letter of complaint.

How to Format a Chronological Resume
How to Format a Chronological Resume

Writing a great resume is your first step in securing a job. The confusing part about resumes is that there are several different types to choose from: functional, chronological, combination, targeted, and mini are just some of the available resume formats. In this article, we’re going to discuss the chronological resume—what it is, and how to write one.

Scribendi Review: Microsoft Office 2010
Scribendi Review: Microsoft Office 2010

I am, by trade, an editor and writer. So am I, the astute reader might ask, the right person to write an article entitled "A Microsoft Office 2010 Review"? The answer is quite simple. I am the right person to write this article because I am not an IT guy.

Punctuation Marks
Punctuation Marks

In “Understanding Punctuation,” we covered some of the most common punctuation marks used in English writing. Now, let’s look at a few more punctuation marks in further detail.

Which vs. That
Which vs. That

Contrary to popular belief, "which" and "that" do not function in a similar capacity. Although "which" and "that" are both pronouns, they are not interchangeable. "Which" is used for non-restrictive phrases and "that" is used for restrictive phrases.

Effective Time Management
Effective Time Management

If you're the type of author who is forever checking status updates on social networking websites, then the following are some time management skills that may help you buckle down and find the time to write.

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