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Word Choice: Every Day vs. Everyday

What difference can one little space make? With the terms “every day” and “everyday,” the...

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5 Things You Need to Know About IEEE Referencing

If you’re studying engineering, you will almost certainly need to use IEEE referencing at some...

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An Introduction to Irregular Verbs

Most verbs do exactly what you’d expect them to when you change their tense. But...

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Microsoft Word Tips: Comparing Two Documents

When editing a document, it is easy to lose track of what you’ve changed between...

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Word Choice: Brake vs. Break

“Brake” and “break” sound identical. Both words can be a noun or a verb. They’re...

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5 Great Short Story Tips for Writers

Short stories are a great way to hone your writing skills before setting to work...

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Chicago Referencing – Citing a Paper from a Conference (Author–Date Style)

The collected papers from an academic conference are often published as “conference proceedings.” But how...

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5 Great Tips for Business Writing

Business writing includes everything from dry internal reports to snazzy website copy. But while different...

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How to Write a Reflective Essay

If you think that a “reflective essay” is a college paper written on a mirror,...

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Word Choice: Cell vs. Sell

The letter “C” is a sneaky one. Sometimes, for example, it sounds just like the...

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Microsoft Word Tips: Adjusting Paragraph Spacing

The space between paragraphs is important for professional formatting. Some style guides will even specify...

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Chicago Referencing – Citing a Conference Paper (Footnotes)

Conference proceedings are a great resource for students. And since academics attend conferences to discuss...

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