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A Guide to Page Numbers in APA Referencing

APA referencing is a common citation system in academic writing. But when should you include...

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5 Tips to Help You Handle Your PhD Dissertation Revisions

You have passed your doctoral defense! Well done! All you have to do now is...

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What to Include in the Minutes of a Meeting

Minutes are a summary of what was said and decided in a meeting. The format...

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Word Choice: Stairs vs. Stares

“Stair” and “stare” are homophones. But while these words sound the same, they have very...

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5 Must-Read Books on Black History and Culture

October is Black History Month in the UK, so we’re looking at five books by...

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How and When to Use Hyphenation in Microsoft Word

In this post, we’ll look at how (and when) to use the hyphenation options in...

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How to Format a Works Cited List in MLA Referencing

If you’re using MLA referencing for an essay or paper, you’ll need to include a...

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What to Include in an Academic CV

If you’re applying for a role in academia, you’ll need a strong academic CV or...

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A Quick Guide to Abbreviations in AP Style

The AP Stylebook has a lot of helpful advice about writing clearly and concisely. But...

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Word Choice: Rays, Raise or Raze?

The words “rays,” “raise,” and “raze” all sound the same. They mean completely different things,...

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Writing Tips: What Is a Noun?

Nouns are a key element of language. But what exactly is a noun? Here, we’ll...

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7 Unusual Punctuation Marks You Never Knew Existed

Did you think punctuation was complicated enough? Well, today, September 24, is National Punctuation Day...

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