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IEEE Referencing – How to Cite a Book

IEEE referencing, named for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is widely used for...

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The Etymology of Easter and ‘Easter Egg’

Happy Easter! Maybe today is one of religious celebration for you. Alternatively, you may be...

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Grammar Tips: Independent and Dependent Clauses

Independent and dependent clauses are fundamental parts of writing. But what are these clauses? How...

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A Guide to LaTeX Document Classes

LaTeX is a powerful editing tool for preparing documents in the sciences, computing and engineering....

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How to Write a Haiku

Today, 17 April, is International Haiku Poetry Day. It’s thus an exciting date if you’re...

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Word Choice: Curb vs. Kerb

The words ‘curb’ and ‘kerb’ sound the same. However, they’re spelled differently and mean different...

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How to Write a Business Memo

A memo (or memorandum) is a short document designed for internal communication. If you need...

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An Overview of MHRA Referencing

If you’re studying in the humanities, you may be asked to use MHRA referencing at...

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Vocabulary Tips: On Tenterhooks

The phrase ‘on tenterhooks’ is common in English. However, it is also one of the...

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Grammar Myths: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

Ending a sentence with a preposition has long been forbidden by grammar pedants. And when...

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Word Choice: Got vs. Gotten

Have you ever wondered about the difference between ‘got’ and ‘gotten’? This can seem confusing...

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Fallacies: Straw Man Arguments

Sadly, straw man arguments do not involve literal scarecrows. Rather, they are a type of...

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