Editing vs. Proofreading
Editing vs. Proofreading

Scribendi's infographic about the difference between editing and proofreading.

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Ten Tips to Help You Avoid Telling Writing
Ten Tips to Help You Avoid Telling Writing

One of the most often quoted axioms is “Show, don’t tell.” The idea is to keep students from explaining the story, that is, to stop them from using telling writing and use showing writing instead. I have compiled ten tips that actually show you how to avoid telling writing.

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Curriculum Vitae Example
Curriculum Vitae Example

Now that you know how to write a CV and format a CV, examining an example is the next step in preparing to create or update your own CV.

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How to Write an Expository Essay
How to Write an Expository Essay

Maybe you find yourself on this page because your instructor asked you to write an expository essay, and you aren’t exactly sure what’s expected of you—if so, you’ve certainly found the right place. Expository writing, or exposition, is a type of discourse used to describe, explain, define, inform, or clarify. It literally means “to expose.”

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The Proper Use of Quotation Marks
The Proper Use of Quotation Marks

Who knew formatting quotation marks was so complicated? In order to help you navigate their subtle nuances and unpredictability, Scribendi.com has compiled a list of rules to help you properly format quotation marks.

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Square Brackets, Curly Brackets, Angle Brackets, Oh My!
Square Brackets, Curly Brackets, Angle Brackets, Oh My!

This article discusses the proper uses of square brackets, curly brackets and angle brackets. Brackets are actually more complex than most people realize.It’s important not to overuse brackets or rely on them too heavily. At some point, you may have to use brackets or you may encounter them in your research, in which case, we hope this article helps.

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An Essay Introduction Example
An Essay Introduction Example

Now that we’ve gone over the finer points of an introduction, let’s take a look at a sample introduction to see how it all comes together. The beginning of an essay sets the tone for the reader and is also used to get the reader interested in your work. Having a well-written introduction is critical when writing an essay.

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How to Write an Introduction
How to Write an Introduction

An introduction does exactly what its name implies: it introduces the subject of the paper to readers. But most importantly, it provides readers with a map to the overall paper. A good introduction captures readers’ attention, tells them what the paper is about, and provides an outline of what is to come.

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Examples of MLA Citations
Examples of MLA Citations

Our first article on MLA citations gave you an understanding of the functions of citations and an outline of how to properly use MLA citations. This article will provide you with several examples of how to write MLA citations for information from various sources.

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How to Write a College Recommendation Letter
How to Write a College Recommendation Letter

Who writes college recommendation letters? The answer is anyone (managers/employers, business professionals, teachers, guidance counsellors, clergy, community organizers, friends, family); it’s a tremendous honor to be asked but it’s also very weighty. Along with their college admissions essay, your letter might be the factor that determines whether this individual fulfills their dreams.

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