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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.

How to Use Quotation Marks
How to Use Quotation Marks

If you thought the first article about quotation marks was a non-stop ride of grammatical thrills and chills, hold on to your hats because part two features even more explosions of grammatical greatness! And now, without further ado, we are proud to present Quotations Marks: How to Use Quotation Marks.

APA Series Part Two: APA Paper Format
APA Series Part Two: APA Paper Format

In the first article of our APA series we talked about APA style and formatting basics. This article will now discuss how to write an APA-styled paper, tackling essay components like the title page, abstract, and body.

APA Series Part Five: APA Reference Page
APA Series Part Five: APA Reference Page

Part five of our APA series provides an example of an APA reference page done to the latest standards of the The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

APA Series Part Four: APA Title Page
APA Series Part Four: APA Title Page

Are you unfamiliar with how to write an APA title page? Our editors explain how to properly format an APA title page.

What Are Conjunctions?
What Are Conjunctions?

Conjunctions are an integral part of the English language. If used properly, they can improve almost any type of writing. Conjunctions help create better sentences. However, using them incorrectly, or not using them at all, can create choppy and incoherent writing. This article will explain what conjunctions are and how to properly use them in your writing.

Using Dashes: En Dash, Em Dash, 2 Em Dash, or 3 Em Dash?
Using Dashes: En Dash, Em Dash, 2 Em Dash, or 3 Em Dash?

If you’re confused about the various types of dashes and when to use them, you’re not alone. Figuring out whether to use an en dash, em dash, 2 em dashes, or even, gasp!, 3 em dashes can be confusing. Let’s take a look at the different types of dashes and when to use these little punctuation marks.

How to Create a Bibliography Using Word
How to Create a Bibliography Using Word

Are you tired of wading through long lists of sources or shuffling through index cards to create your citations and bibliography in Word? Our editors explain how to create a bibliography using word.

MLA Citations: A How-To Guide
MLA Citations: A How-To Guide

Are you confused by MLA citations? This article discusses everything you should know about MLA and offers helpful examples.

How to Write a Persuasive Essay
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.

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