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How to Write a Scientific Paper
How to Write a Scientific Paper

You've heard professors describe writing using such descriptors as "it sparkles," "lovely voice," and "flows beautifully," but what do those things mean in plain English? Read on to get the inside scoop.

Essay Writing: Traffic Signals for the Reader
Essay Writing: Traffic Signals for the Reader

You're writing an essay, and you want a good grade, or at least to make yourself understood. How can you make this easier for your reader?

How to Improve Essay Writing Skills
How to Improve Essay Writing Skills

If you've been told time and time again that you express great ideas in your essay writing but your writing needs polishing, you aren't alone. The following tips will help improve your writing skills and turn you into a great writer.

How to Research a Term Paper
How to Research a Term Paper

When embarking on a research paper or term paper, think of yourself as a detective. You will not only search for information, but also delve into the whys and wherefores behind the subject material, seeking to provide elucidation through your written analysis.

How to Write a Thesis or Dissertation
How to Write a Thesis or Dissertation

This is the second article in a series that outlines the mechanics of doctorial dissertation writing. It provides potential PhDs with tips on how to handle the difficult tasks of selecting a thesis topic, a supervisor and a thesis committee.

Thesis Editing
Thesis Editing

Here we look at the mechanics of writing, editing and proofreading a thesis in greater detail.

How to Write a Resume
How to Write a Resume

Your formal resume is a summary of your education and job experience. It is the all-important document that will be your first impression to a prospective employer.

Homophones: Do You Mean There, Their, or They're?
Homophones: Do You Mean There, Their, or They're?

If you find yourself making common ESL mistakes, it's OK. English is one of the hardest languages to learn. Being such a blend of original language sources has led to a kaleidoscope of peculiar spellings for English words and the creation of several hundred homophones.

The Rules of Capitalization
The Rules of Capitalization

Capitalization in English entails quite a bit more than simply knowing to begin names and titles with capital letters. Our editors will guide you through the quagmire that is capitalization.

Quotation Marks: When to Use Double or Single Quotation Marks
Quotation Marks: When to Use Double or Single Quotation Marks

Quotation marks are often confusing to ESL writers unfamiliar with English grammar and punctuation rules. When to use double or single quotation marks is even trickier. However, there's no need to be embarrassed—these upside down commas sometimes confuse even the most seasoned English writers!

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