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How to Quote Poetry in MLA Referencing

Writing about Robert Frost? Scribbling about Shakespeare? Then make sure you know how to quote...

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Grammar and Style Tips in Microsoft Word

As well as checking your spelling, Microsoft Word has a grammar and style tool. And...

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Word Choice: Half vs. Halve

The words ‘half’ and ‘halve’ are related. They also sound quite similar when spoken. It...

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Vancouver Referencing – Citing a Newspaper Article

Even in an era of fake news, you can’t get away with fake referencing. Thus,...

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How to Write a Research Grant Application

As a researcher, you may have to fill out many grant applications during your career....

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Forward Slash or Backslash? (What You Need to Know)

The difference between a backslash and a forward slash might not seem much. But these...

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A Guide to Contractions in English

We use contractions every day in speech, but these terms can cause a lot of...

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Word Choice: Any More vs. Anymore

In Australian English, we usually write ‘any more’ as two words. However, in some cases...

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Citing Shakespeare in MLA Referencing

Is this a dagger I see before me? No. It’s a blog post about citing...

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How to Structure a Business Report

The content of a business report will depend on what you are writing about. Even...

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3 Best-Selling NaNoWriMo Novels

It’s NaNoWriMo again! In past years we’ve offered a few tips on how to approach...

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Word Choice: Alternately vs. Alternatively

‘Alternately’ and ‘alternatively’ look similar because both come from the Latin term alternatus. However, nowadays,...

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