Tag: academic writing

10 Academic Phrases Your Writing Doesn't Need
10 Academic Phrases Your Writing Doesn't Need

Don't let overly complex language cloud your meaning. Reducing your use of these 10 academic phrases will help you write clearly and compellingly.

Close Reading Strategies to Help You Dig into a Text
Close Reading Strategies to Help You Dig into a Text

Move beyond the surface, and dig into the rich soil of a text using these close reading strategies.

How Do I Know If I'm Plagiarizing?
How Do I Know If I'm Plagiarizing?

Although plagiarism sometimes consists of a simple copy-and-paste of someone else's words, it is often much subtler than that. Here are eight ways plagiarism can sneak into your writing (even when you don't intend for it to).

How Proofreading Can Drastically Improve Your Writing
How Proofreading Can Drastically Improve Your Writing

Proofreading is a key part of the writing process. Find out how thorough proofreading can take your essay from good to great.

How to Use et al. in an Academic Paper
How to Use et al. in an Academic Paper

Not sure how to use et al. in your essay? Learn the ins and outs of this tricky phrase with examples from the 90s cult classic Clueless.

How to Write a Paragraph
How to Write a Paragraph

Paragraphs are to an essay what walls are to a house. Find out how to write a paragraph well and build an essay that is structurally sound.

How to Write a Scholarship Essay
How to Write a Scholarship Essay

These tips will teach you how to write a scholarship essay that captures attention and that illustrates why you deserve the scholarship.

How to Write an Abstract (and Why It's Important)
How to Write an Abstract (and Why It's Important)

We discuss how to write an abstract and why writing an abstract is important for getting your research found.

How to Write an Annotated Bibliography
How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

An essay is only as good as the research behind it. Set yourself up to write a stellar essay by learning how to write an annotated bibliography.

Navigating the Peer Review Process: What You Need to Know
Navigating the Peer Review Process: What You Need to Know

If you plan to publish your research in an academic journal, the peer review process is an important, if daunting, step.

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