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Missing Information in Chicago Author–Date Referencing

Do you feel like something is missing from your life? Well, if what you’re missing...

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Word Choice: Past vs. Passed

The words “past” and “passed” are surprisingly tricky. As well as sounding similar and starting...

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A PhD Survival Guide for Doctoral Students

Are you studying for your doctorate? Then it may feel like you’re carrying the world...

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How and When to Use Roman Numerals

What did the Romans ever do for us? Well, among other things, they gave us...

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A Guide to Chicago Author–Date Citations

The Chicago Manual of Style sets out two approaches to referencing sources in academic writing,...

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Word Choice: Rack vs. Wrack

Neither “rack” nor “wrack” is a common word these days. However, they are used in...

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Spelling Tips: Understanding Silent Letters

Silent letters make spelling a real challenge. And this makes it vital to understand what...

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5 Great SEO Tips for Copy Writers

Every modern business has a website. And if you have a website, you need an...

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MLA Referencing – Citing a YouTube Video

As Bob Dylan once sang, the times they are a-changin’. And while Bob was referring...

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Word Choice: Premier vs. Premiere

“Premier” and “premiere” look very similar written down. They also sound similar when spoken. And...

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Microsoft Word: How to Indent Text in a Document

Formatting text in MS Word is both pleasingly simple and annoyingly complicated. Take text indentation,...

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4 Tips for Finding Online Sources You Can Trust

Online sources can be vital when researching a college paper. But the internet is also...

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