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Word Choice: All Together vs. Altogether

What happens when two words become one? Sometimes, like with “all right” and “alright,” both...

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Redundant Expressions and How to Avoid Them

Do you ever get the feeling you’re repeating yourself? It’s certainly a common problem in...

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How to Fix Comma Splices

Comma splices are a common punctuation error. But would you know a comma splice if...

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5 Tips for Writing an Executive Summary

Whenever you write an in-depth business document, you should include an executive summary. This, as...

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An Overview of ASA Referencing (5 Key Facts)

If you’re studying sociology, you may have been asked to use ASA referencing in your...

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Word Choice: “What” and “Which” in Questions

“What” and “which” are both used for asking questions. They can even be used interchangeably...

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A Guide to Reference Management Software

Find referencing sources in your writing boring or difficult? Then let technology do the hard...

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An Introduction to Brackets and Parentheses

We apologize if you clicked on this page looking for DIY advice, as the brackets...

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Word Choice: Dissatisfied vs. Unsatisfied

The difference between “dissatisfied” and “unsatisfied” is subtle, so you need to use these terms...

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Missing Information in MLA Referencing

There are few things more frustrating when writing a college paper than finding a great...

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Prefixes and How to Use Them

Although we’ve got nothing on German, the English language sometimes involves putting different “parts” of...

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Formatting Columns in Microsoft Word

Much like ancient Greek architecture, some forms of writing would fall apart without columns. Newspapers,...

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