Ligatures: A Guide to their Proper and Improper Use
Ligatures: A Guide to their Proper and Improper Use

In writing and typography, a ligature is two or more graphemes that are joined to make a single glyph. More simply put, a ligature is a single character that is created by joining several characters.

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How to Use Brackets (Parentheses) Properly
How to Use Brackets (Parentheses) Properly

Writers, have you ever found yourselves with a great deal of important information that you want to include in a sentence, but have difficulty finding a spot for all of it? Fitting everything into a sentence can be tricky—this is where brackets are useful. Brackets (parentheses) are punctuation marks used to include information within sentences that is not essential to the main point.

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Is Your PowerPoint Presentation Getting You Down?
Is Your PowerPoint Presentation Getting You Down?

PowerPoint Presentations: A necessary evil? The bane of presenters and audiences everywhere? PowerPoint presentations get a bad rap, and often legitimately so, but it doesn’t have to be this way! A well-done PowerPoint can greatly enhance your presentation.

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A Microsoft Office 2010 Review
A Microsoft Office 2010 Review

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.

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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.

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Five Habits to Avoid in Your Academic Writing
Five Habits to Avoid in Your Academic Writing

After editing thousands of pieces of academic writing, our editors have compiled five of the most common mistakes that academics make and offer suggestions on how to avoid them.

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Errors in the APA Style Guide
Errors in the APA Style Guide

Yes, the rumors you’ve heard are true: errors have been found in the 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide. But we want to calm and reassure you by letting you know about the types of errors in the APA Style Guide that have occurred, what the APA has done to address these problems, and what your options are if you possess a faulty version.

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How to Write a Proposal for a Research Paper
How to Write a Proposal for a Research Paper

Welcome to Part Two of How to Write a Research Proposal. The first part of this article dealt with what a research proposal is and what it isn’t. This part of the paper will focus on the anatomy of this type of document.

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How to Write a Research Proposal
How to Write a Research Proposal

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.

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How to Write an Outline
How to Write an Outline

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.

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