Category: Writing Tips

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Cut the Fluff (and Other Keys to Concise Writing)

Writing concisely has immeasurable benefits. Whether you’re trying to give your audience the biggest bang for their buck, hold the attention of a distracted reader, or cram as much value or knowledge as possible into an allotted word count on an exam or scholarship essay, each word that you write should have value and meaning that earns its spot on the page.

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Check your Sources, and Check them Often: 4 Common Myths about Plagiarism

That’s right. It’s time to talk about the P-word. Plagiarism. The “Mufasa” (*shudder*) of academic writing. We’ve heard of it and know enough to avoid it like the plague. But…what is it, really? Most of us are aware of this career ruining, credibility wrecking beast, but few can identify the sneaky ways that plagiarism can…
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6 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Writing in Under an Hour

We’ve all been there. That article/essay/proposal deadline is looming, and it’s crunch time. There’s no time for another draft, and that piece of writing Must. Be. Sent. Time to panic, right? Wrong. Enter these quick fix tips to give your draft a 15-minute face lift before you click that Submit button. Now, I will be…
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