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9 Overused Adjectives We All Use

In elementary school, you learn that adjectives are used to describe nouns and pronouns. And although the English language has tens of thousands of words, we te ...

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Quick Guide to Citing the Statue of Liberty (or Any) Inscription

The Fourth of July is fast-approaching! That means it’s time for fireworks; red, white and blue; and outdoor barbecues with family and friends. With the patriotic spirit in the air, Independence Day provides the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the people and places that shaped the United States of America ...

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Quick Guide to i.e. vs. e.g.

What’s the difference between i.e. and e.g.? These little abbreviations can be hard to keep straight while writing a paper.  We feel really smart when we use these guys, which we think have something to do with Latin. But when we throw in the wrong one, we don’t feel ...

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Good Thesis, Bad Thesis: Thesis Statement Tips Through Examples

A great thesis statement is crucial to the development of any paper: it literally provides the spine for what the entire essay is about. So as you start mapping out your paper and gathering sources for your APA citati ...

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8 Easy Steps to an Awesome First Draft

Staring at a blank document with a looming deadline is intimidating enough to give anyone writer’s block, but we are here to help! By breaking down the drafting process into a few simple steps, we can help you focus on one small task at a time and before you know it, your entire first draft will be complete! ...

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10 Cool Facts for English Language Lovers

Languages can be as curious and strange as the humans that create them. The English language is no exception. For all of you word-loving nerds, we’ve assembled 10 English facts to test your knowledge and tease your mind. ...

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