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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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10 Fun Collective Nouns You Need to Use Right Now

When referring to a multitude of people or things, you don’t always just tack an “s” on the end of a singular noun and be done with it. Correct: Student = Students Incorrect: Child ≠ Childs ...

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8 SAT Words to Start Using in Your Everyday Life

At some point, you might’ve heard someone say, “That’s an SAT word!” You probably asked yourself, “What does that word have to do with the SAT?” Back in the day, the verbal section of the SAT required you to complete ana ...

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