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Redundant Expressions (And How to Fix Them)

Concision is important for clarity, and one way to achieve this is removing unnecessary words...

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Writing Tips: 5 Common ESL Errors

Learning a new language is hard work. If you are an ESL (English as a...

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Word Choice: Around vs. Round

Jules Verne is well-known for sending Phileas Fogg ‘around the world in 80 days’. But...

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A Guide to Paraphrasing Sources

Good academic writing will quote and reference a range of sources. But is quoting sources...

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Microsoft Word Tips: Customising the Spellchecker

You should always have your work proofread to make sure it is error free. Nevertheless,...

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What Is LaTeX? A Guide for Students

LaTeX is a document preparation system used in the sciences and engineering. What makes LaTeX...

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Microsoft Word Tips: Using Columns

In most documents, text is formatted in paragraphs that spread across the page. But this...

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An Example Press Release

Having previously set out five questions you should ask when writing a press release, we...

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5 Questions to Ask When Writing a Press Release

Every ambitious business will need to write a press release at some point. These are...

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Word Choice: Brake vs. Break

With proofreading, it’s important to take things slowly. But if you need to slow down,...

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Vancouver – Citing a Website

Soon enough, all of humanity will be constantly plugged into the internet and able to...

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4 Tips on Writing a Wedding Speech

Who doesn’t love a wedding? Getting dressed up, romance, food and drink aplenty; it ticks...

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