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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seven Ways to Stay Awake and Alert
Seven Ways to Stay Awake and Alert

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just could not stay awake? Let's face it, we've all been there. We have compiled a short list of reasonable ways to stay awake during life's less-than-exciting moments.

How to Write a College Admissions Essay
How to Write a College Admissions Essay

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.

How to Write a Book Review
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.

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.

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