When a sentence is too long and is full of extra, unimportant words, it is referred to as wordy. If a sentence is wordy, it can be hard to comprehend and will detract from your writing. Try to follow these tips to avoid wordiness and to produce clear, concise writing.
If you have a great idea, but you are having a hard time putting a script together, we can help you get your thoughts on paper (or computer screen!). This podcast will provide you with some great tips for writing your next script.
Punctuation marks may not seem important, but they are. Without correct usage of punctuation, the meaning of a sentence can be lost. This podcast will highlight the basic rules of English language punctuation.
Adverbs are used to qualify or modify various parts of speech. This podcast will explain the different types of adverbs and provide examples for each.
April is Script Frenzy month. Script Frenzy is an event that encourages authors to write an original, 100 page script in one month. This podcast will explain what Script Frenzy is, how to get involved in Script Frenzy, and provide some advice for script writers.
To avoid allegations of plagiarism, it is crucial that all academic writers learn the art of creating citations. For some, MLA citations can be more overwhelming than writing the actual paper. This podcast will explain everything you need to know about MLA citations to ensure your next project is a breeze.
Modern Language Association (MLA) is a universally accepted method of formatting humanities sources. This podcast will briefly explain MLA style guidelines, give examples of MLA formatting, and offer a list of tips.
NaNoWriMo, which stands for National Novel Writing Month, is an event that sets the ambitious goal for authors to write a 175 page novel in a month. This podcast will outline the rules of NaNoWriMo, explain how to get involved in NaNoWriMo, and provide some helpful NaNoWriMo tips to help you finish your 50,000-word novel in a month.
Want to write more articles? And more often? Then follow in the footsteps of magazine editors and utilize an editorial calendar. Our editors explain the benefits of using an editorial calendar in this podcast.
Let's give credit where credit is due: Being an English as a Second Language (ESL) student is tough. You must learn new material in your field of study while also learning another language. Sometimes, you may sit through classes that you do not fully understand, which can affect your ESL writing. In addition, the requirement to write papers in a language that is not your first language (and may even be your third or fourth) is daunting. Kudos to all ESL students! In this podcast, we highlight the 10 most common ESL mistakes we’ve encountered in ESL academic writing.