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What are Appositives?
What are Appositives?

An appositive is a noun or a pronoun (often with modifiers) that is beside another noun or pronoun, usually with the purpose of explaining or modifying. Now don’t get nervous—we'll help you figure this out.

How to Use et al. in an Academic Paper
How to Use et al. in an Academic Paper

Not sure how to use et al. in your essay? Learn the ins and outs of this tricky phrase with examples from the 90s cult classic Clueless.

12 Ways to Beat the Back-to-School Blues
12 Ways to Beat the Back-to-School Blues

Beat the back-to-school blues and be glad to go back with the help of these great tips!

25 Grammar Lesson Plans to Help Your Students Succeed
25 Grammar Lesson Plans to Help Your Students Succeed

Have you created your grammar lesson plans yet? See what other teachers are doing, and see how you can incorporate these ideas into your classroom!

Which Literary Job Fits Your Personality?
Which Literary Job Fits Your Personality?

Do you love reading so much you want to make a career out of it? This quiz will help you find out which literary job best suits your personality!

30 Quirky Collective Nouns for Animals
30 Quirky Collective Nouns for Animals

Did you know that a group of turtles is called a bale? Find out other quirky collective nouns for animals with this adorable infographic.

5 Times Celebrities Showed Us They Could Write
5 Times Celebrities Showed Us They Could Write

Take a look at these five thought-provoking essays that showed us celebrities could tackle big issues in their writing.

How Proofreading Can Drastically Improve Your Writing
How Proofreading Can Drastically Improve Your Writing

Proofreading is a key part of the writing process. Find out how thorough proofreading can take your essay from good to great.

The History and Usage of Common Symbols
The History and Usage of Common Symbols

The ampersand, at sign, and pound sign are common symbols that most of us use pretty regularly. Even so, their origins and rules of usage might surprise you!

The Benefits of Having Others Edit Your Work
The Benefits of Having Others Edit Your Work

Peer editing is a great way to ensure that your essay is clear, correct, and logical. Here are some ways to get the most out of peer editing.