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How to Format APA Citations

APA referencing – developed by the American Psychological Association – is used to cite sources...

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What Is Plagiarism?

Colleges and universities are always working on ways to combat plagiarism. But what exactly is...

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Writing Tips: How to Punctuate Brackets

Brackets (or parentheses) are a useful type of punctuation. However, it can be hard to...

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Vocabulary Tips: How to Use “Former” and “Latter”

Have you ever seen “former” and “latter” in writing and wondered what they mean? These...

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Symbols and Special Characters in Microsoft Word

Your average keyboard has enough letters, numbers, and punctuation marks for all your day-to-day typing...

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Essay Tips: Four Types of Essay

Every essay is different. But we can identify four common types of essay: Expository essays...

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English Dialects: What Is Australian English?

G’day, mate! And now we’ve alienated any antipodean readers with a lazy cliché, we should...

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Types of Editing (Editing vs. Proofreading)

Here at Proofed, we offer editing and proofreading services. But what exactly is the difference...

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Word Choice: Role vs. Roll

Some words, such as “roll,” have more definitions than is strictly decent. And since it...

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How to Write an Academic Journal Abstract

The abstract may be the last thing you write before submitting an article to an...

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How to Use Mail Merge: Excel to Microsoft Word

The mail merge function in Microsoft Word lets you insert information into a template document....

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Word Choice: Whiskey vs. Whisky

To mark Saint Patrick’s Day, we’re taking a look at a spelling problem with deep...

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