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Writing Tips: Latino, Latina or Latinx?

“Latino,” “Latina,” and “Latinx” are all terms used to refer to people of Latin American...

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An Introduction to Assonance and Consonance

Assonance and consonance are important parts of creative writing, especially poetry. Both involve repeating certain...

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How to Cite an Artwork in Harvard Referencing

If you’re writing about art in a college paper, you’ll need to know how to...

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Word Choice: Gamble vs. Gambol

It’s easy to mix up words that sound the same, like “gamble” and “gambol,” especially...

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Spelling Tips: Misspell or Mispell?

If you make a spelling mistake, did you “misspell” or “mispell” the word? Only one...

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How to Come Up with Great Ideas for Your Blog (5 Top Tips)

A blog is a cost-effective way of driving traffic to your business’s website. But for...

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Grammar Tips: What Is a Gerund?

Even if you have never heard the word “gerund” before, you probably use gerunds all...

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How to Avoid the Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc Fallacy

Post hoc ergo propter hoc is the Latin name of a common fallacy (i.e., a...

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How to Cite a Blog Post in APA Referencing

Blog posts can be useful sources in academic writing. But how do you cite a...

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Word Choice: Veil vs. Vale

“Veil” and “vale” sound the same but have different meanings. So, how do you make...

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Writing Tips: New Year, New Year’s, or New Years?

It’s December 31, so a new year is just around the corner. But is the...

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Word Choice: Valuable vs. Invaluable

“Valuable” and “invaluable” are tricky words. They look like opposites, but there’s actually a big...

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