How To Write Appropriately For The University

March 25, 2013

Folks used to writing on their own, such as in blogs, newsletters or some other project, shouldn’t have a problem writing for their essays and assignments in the university, right? Well, for the most part. While they may have the “writing in ways that make sense” part down (if they’re any good, that is), they’ll […]

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How To Improve Paragraph Transitions

January 21, 2013

Using transitions help establish clear connections between different paragraphs and subtopics in any piece of writing. However, not all transitions are equal. Some will work to make your essays and articles a lot easier to understand, while others could end up making it confusing. What Transitions Aren’t Transitions aren’t a verbal decoration that makes your […]

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Writing With An Authentic Voice

December 17, 2012

When we read something that’s written in an authentic voice, it’s easy to tell. It demandsĀ our attention the same way we pay attention to a person who’s talking to us. Think about what happens when someone talks to you directly: you pause, you pay attention to them and you listen to what they have to […]

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How To Write Comparative Essays For School

December 5, 2012

Comparative essays are among the most common types of writing you will do in school. And there’s good reason for that. Not only does it help you develop a valuable skill (critically comparing different aspects of various items), they’re also one of the most helpful types of essays you can write. Contrary to what the […]

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How To Write Papers For Science Students

November 14, 2012

Many science students probably hate writing. You know, the same way a journalism student will harbor negative feelings for math subjects and a math student will fret about the literature class he’s required to take. While it all seems, on the surface, totally useless to your planned career, schools look to make you as well […]

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How To Make Your Writing More Interesting

October 12, 2012

Make your writing more interesting — we’ve heard it time and time again. Problem is, nobody really tells us how that’s supposed to work. You know, what exactly should we do to make our writing interesting? Why Be Interesting? When you write in an interesting manner, people don’t just read your piece from end to […]

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How To Ace Your Next Essay Exam

September 26, 2012

Writing an essay from your bedroom computer is hard enough. Having to write under time pressure during an exam is a whole other type of hardship. Ask any student and many will cite essay exams as among the ones they dread most. It’s understandable — you’re expected to gather your thoughts, organize them and compose […]

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Secrets Of Persuasive Copy

September 4, 2012

A lot of writing involves convincing the reader to accept your views. Sales letters, persuasive essays and opinion editorials are written precisely with this process in mind. Same with blog posts that argue for a position, as well as profile pieces that aim to paint an individual in a certain light (e.g. profiles of political […]

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How To Write A Blog Post Like A Movie

August 15, 2012

When writing a blog post or a short article that involves a narrative component or a sustained story of some sort, one of the most effective ways I’ve seen it presented is to break the delivery into three parts. No, I don’t mean, splitting everything into three paragraphs or three numbered sections; instead, we mean […]

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How To Improve Your Writing’s Readability

July 30, 2012

With many written material now being read on a screen instead of print, learning how to make your work more readable has become of greater importance than ever. Screens aren’t just more difficult a medium to read on — they also, for some reason, gave readers shorter attention spans. If your writing isn’t easily readable, […]

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University Essays: 6 Common Mistakes

July 11, 2012

If you’re in school, you’re going to be writing essays. And you’re going to have to do well at them if you want to shore up your share of good grades. After writing and reading my own share of essays, I’ve recognized numerous areas where me and other people always seem to falter. If you […]

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How To Write Marketing Copy For The Web

June 28, 2012

Marketing copy for the web isn’t the same as with offline materials. The main culprit for the difference is attention: people rarely read in a focused manner online. Instead, they scan like a window shopper inside a store, picking and choosing which parts of the text they’ll pay attention to. Reading Online Is Harder According […]

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