By Amanda Marie ClarkThe research paper can be intimidating for even the most well-seasoned writer. Working on such a big task isn’t exactly what most of us want to do with our out-of-class time. But you can own that process and come out with a paper you’re proud of. Let’s break up that research paper … Continue reading 9 Steps to Writing a Great Research Paper
Nothing’s more frustrating than getting a bad grade on a paper, especially if you thought you nailed it until you saw the offending mark.But if you get a bad grade on a paper, there’s no need to write off the class itself—you can get your overall grade back up with a better performance on the … Continue reading Bounce Back From a Bad Paper Grade
By Devon BrownHave you ever wished there was a word to describe that delicious smell after rain falls? Actually there is! The English language is many centuries old, and like clothes, words fall in and out of fashion. After some digging, we’ve found a few gems ready to make a come back.If you’re looking for … Continue reading Antiquated but Awesome Words You Need to Use Right Now
You’re smart. You know this; we know this; and your professor knows this. But is your writing doing you justice?When you write a paper, as long as you comprehend the coursework and do adequate research you’re bound for an A, right? But simple mistakes and misused words can take a paper that’s great in concept … Continue reading Commonly Confused Words Everyone Should Know
Have you ever written a paper only to realize that you’re using the same, exact vocabulary over and over again? Acknowledged that you’ve totally used words like “logical”, “thorough,” and “crucial” so many times they’ve lost all meaning? Writing a paper for a college class can feel like a bit of a drag sometimes. When … Continue reading Step Up Your Adjective Game!
Hemingway abhorred them. Stephen King famously quipped, “I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs.” If there can be such a thing as a controversial part of speech, adverbs probably are it. On the one hand, adverbs can be useful tools to enhance your writing. They can convey important information about how something … Continue reading Adverbs: To Use or Not To Use?
by Amanda CrossHow do you create a Facebook post that gets engagement, showcases your best skills, and doesn’t create a cyclone of regret later? Keep reading for some excellent advice on how to write Facebook posts you can be proud of!1. Always check for spelling and grammarText or internet speak is different from incorrect grammar. … Continue reading 6 Tips for Writing Better Facebook Posts
It’s easy to let a proper noun slip past your “shift” key while writing. There are some trademarked words that just seem so…generic. Check out this list and never be fooled by a proper noun masquerading as a common noun again.Can you pass me a Kleenex?In a haze of pollen, it’s easy to forget that … Continue reading The Proper Noun We Always Forget to Capitalize
The English language is a tough business. So much so, it’s unimaginable to have mastered all its intricacies. (See what I did there?)Determining whether to use “it’s” or “its” is an essential building block of good writing, but it’s easy to let this little word topple your Jenga tower. Even the most seasoned writers are … Continue reading It’s vs. Its: What’s the Difference?
We all need a little help in school (and life). Showing appreciation for all our parents and friends have done for us usually happens casually, whether it be a simple “thank you,” returning the favor, or another gesture. But what about those times where a little formality is needed?Like thanking your teacher for writing you … Continue reading Write the Best Formal Thank You Note in 5 Simple Steps