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College Admissions Essay Podcast: 500 Words That Will Help You Get into College
College Admissions Essay Podcast: 500 Words That Will Help You Get into College

Writing your college admissions essay can definitely be stressful. Think of your college admissions essay as an opportunity to stand out from other applicants and really make an impression. With some planning and careful consideration, you can draft a great college admissions essay that will vastly improve your chances of being accepted to the college of your choice. To learn more about how to write the perfect college admissions essay, please listen to our podcast.

How to Write a Research Proposal—Podcast Part One
How to Write a Research Proposal—Podcast Part One

Writing a research proposal is a daunting task. There are many variables to consider: What's your discipline? What's your purpose? Who's your audience? 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. Knowing this now will make the process of writing your research proposal a whole lot easier. Please listen to this podcast to learn more about what a research proposal is and how to write one.

Ligatures Podcast: A Guide to their Proper and Improper Use
Ligatures Podcast: A Guide to their Proper and Improper Use

In writing, including fiction writing and typography, a ligature is two or more graphemes that are joined to make a single glyph. More simply put, a ligature is a single character that is created by joining multiple characters. In this podcast, our editors will explain what a ligature is and how to use one correctly.

APA Series Part Two: APA Paper Format
APA Series Part Two: APA Paper Format

In the first article of our APA series we talked about APA style and formatting basics. This article will now discuss how to write an APA-styled paper, tackling essay components like the title page, abstract, and body.

APA Series Part Four: APA Title Page
APA Series Part Four: APA Title Page

Are you unfamiliar with how to write an APA title page? Our editors explain how to properly format an APA title page.

APA Series Part Five: APA Reference Page
APA Series Part Five: APA Reference Page

Part five of our APA series provides an example of an APA reference page done to the latest standards of the The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

What Are Conjunctions?
What Are Conjunctions?

Conjunctions are an integral part of the English language. If used properly, they can improve almost any type of writing. Conjunctions help create better sentences. However, using them incorrectly, or not using them at all, can create choppy and incoherent writing. This article will explain what conjunctions are and how to properly use them in your writing.

Using Dashes: En Dash, Em Dash, 2 Em Dash, or 3 Em Dash?
Using Dashes: En Dash, Em Dash, 2 Em Dash, or 3 Em Dash?

If you’re confused about the various types of dashes and when to use them, you’re not alone. Figuring out whether to use an en dash, em dash, 2 em dashes, or even, gasp!, 3 em dashes can be confusing. Let’s take a look at the different types of dashes and when to use these little punctuation marks.

Exclamation Marks Podcast: Are Exclamation Marks Getting You Down?
Exclamation Marks Podcast: Are Exclamation Marks Getting You Down?

Exclamation marks are one of the most controversial pieces of punctuation in the English language. In this podcast, our editors explain how and when using exclamation marks is correct.

Our Editors Shine Light on Errors in the APA Style Guide
Our Editors Shine Light on Errors in the APA Style Guide

The original 6th edition of the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guide contained several errors. But rest assured, they have been corrected. In this podcast we will highlight 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.

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