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The Brackets Podcast: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets
The Brackets Podcast: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets

This podcast provides detailed definitions of the three brackets commonly used: Square, Curly, and Angle Brackets. We elaborate on these definitions using multiple examples of when each bracket is appropriate.

Capitalization Podcast: Not Sure When to Use Capitalization?
Capitalization Podcast: Not Sure When to Use Capitalization?

When am I supposed to use capitalization? If this is a question you ask yourself, then listen to this podcast.

PowerPoint Podcast: Is Your PowerPoint Presentation Getting You Down?
PowerPoint Podcast: Is Your PowerPoint Presentation Getting You Down?

When giving a presentation, visual aids can be both helpful to the speaker and enticing to the viewer. This podcast will give you helpful tips for making an attention grabbing PowerPoint presentation, such as spending time on your opening and closing slide and incorporating a striking visual theme.

Editing Tips—The Wandering Only Podcast
Editing Tips—The Wandering Only Podcast

In formal academic writing, the placement or improper use of "only" is a mistake that can affect the clarity of your work and potentially change the overall meaning of your sentences. This podcast details how to avoid the wandering only and also gives examples.

Improve Your Writing Skills Podcast: Great Writing is in the Details
Improve Your Writing Skills Podcast: Great Writing is in the Details

Having a great idea isn’t enough; you have to know how to communicate it. This podcast provides suggestions, such as avoiding repetition or using original thought, to help you better express your ideas in writing.

Thesis/Dissertation Writing Podcast Series: What is a Thesis?
Thesis/Dissertation Writing Podcast Series: What is a Thesis?

If you are considering furthering your academic career, it is important you know what will be expected of you when writing your dissertation or thesis. The difference between the two is discussed in this podcast.

Which Versus That Podcast
Which Versus That Podcast

Both native English speakers and English learners alike find it difficult to grasp the difference between "which" and "that." Part of the confusion that surrounds these two words stems from the fact that the two words are essentially interchangeable in British English. However, in American English, "which" and "that" are used to distinguish between restrictive and non-restrictive clauses and to modify the properties of pronouns. We know that sounds intimidating, but it's easier than you think. This podcast episode will walk you through the main differences between "which" and "that" to help you use the correct word every time.

How to Write a Great Essay Podcast
How to Write a Great Essay Podcast

After you have an outline and have researched your subject, it is time to write your essay. This podcast details the steps you should follow to produce a successful essay and improve your overall writing.

How to Write a White Paper Podcast
How to Write a White Paper Podcast

As a form of official political or business writing, a white paper is supposed to point out problems and ways to fix them. This podcast details what a white paper is, how to format one, and ways to distribute and publish one.

How to Write an Employee Recommendation Letter Podcast
How to Write an Employee Recommendation Letter Podcast

If you are asked to write an employee letter of recommendation, it is important you have all the information you need to present the employee in an appropriate light. In this podcast, we offer suggestions, such as stating why the employee is a good worker and describing the characteristics that make them successful. A powerful conclusion also helps!

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