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Should Footnote Markers Go After the Punctuation?

Writers—especially students and researchers—use footnotes to provide extra information without interrupting the flow of ideas...

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Aphorisms: A Guide to this Rhetorical Device

Aphorisms are statements or catchphrases that contain a truth or opinion expressed in a concise...

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What is Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R) Day?

​​​​April 12th is the national celebration of Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day; although at...

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A Short Guide to Qualitative Research

Research papers come in all shapes and sizes, including a variety of methods for compiling...

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Why “Flip-Flop” Sounds Correct, but “Flop-Flip” Does Not

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Well, two of the Three Little Pigs were....

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How to Write a Strong LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the largest business-oriented social networking site for professionals—it has more than 500 million...

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How to Apply to College in the U.S. as an International Student

Studying in the U.S. as an international student is a great opportunity to enhance your...

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Vocabulary Tips: Synonyms for “Amazing”

Amazing is an adjective that means to cause wonder or astonishment. We use it to...

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Should Bullet-Point Lists End with a Period?

Bullet-point (or vertical) lists are a convenient and eye-catching method of summarizing content in your...

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How to Cite a Podcast in MHRA Referencing

If you’ve referred to a podcast in your writing, you’ll need to know how to...

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How to Make Microsoft Word Read Aloud

In a world where multitasking has become a way of life, we welcome anything that...

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Acronyms vs. Initialisms: What’s the Difference?

Acronyms and initialisms are two types of abbreviation that typically consist of the first letter...

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