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MLA Referencing – How to Cite a Book

MLA referencing, as developed by the Modern Language Association, is a way of citing sources...

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Proofreaders vs. Robots: 5 Benefits of the Human Touch

Robots haven’t gotten us into a Terminator-style doomsday situation yet, even if Stephen Hawking is...

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Chicago Referencing – 4 Things You Should Know

Chicago referencing is a flexible system for citing sources in academic writing. If it’s your...

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Rules for Writing Place Names with “The”

We live in the United States of America. Other countries go without a “the” –...

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Word Choice: Me, Myself and I

Unlike Me, Myself and Irene, the terrible Jim Carrey movie, the words “me,” “myself” and...

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How to Use Tables and Charts in Microsoft Word

You’ve done the hard work in the laboratory, taking precise measurements and recording them diligently....

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APA Referencing – How to Cite a Website

These days, with the World Wide Web at our fingertips, many students don’t even know...

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Word Choice: Lay vs. Lie

Are there any two words more commonly confused than “lay” and “lie”? It’s hard to...

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Irregular Plurals: Spelling Tricks You Need to Know

Why, English? Why do you do this to us? Whenever we think we’ve figured out...

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6 Things to Consider when Applying to Study in the U.S.

The U.S. is the most popular destination for international students in the entire world. And...

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Resting Easy! 5 Top Tips for Beating Student Insomnia

If you’re a student, there’s a good chance you’re tired while you’re reading this. After...

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Independence Day (The Language of the Declaration of Independence)

Happy Fourth of July! 240 years ago today, America’s founding fathers agreed to adopt the...

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