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How to Write a Winning Argumentative Essay Conclusion
Think back to the last concert you watched. I bet the performers ended with their greatest chart-topping smash hit, right? Why? Because they want to end their concert with a high-energy song that everyone knows. They want to play that song—the one everyone waits...
10 Death of a Salesman Essay Topics for an Interesting Analysis
When I sat down to write this post, I knew I wanted to provide you with a handful of interesting choices for Death of a Salesman essay topics, but I admit that when it came time to get started, I was stumped. Sure, I had one or two excellent topic ideas, but after...
How to Revise an Essay and Make It Better Than Ever
Think revising and editing aren’t necessary? Check out this ad: It looks like the educational software ad writers of this company don’t know the difference between “their” (possessive) and “they’re” (they are). Would you feel confident purchasing...
How to Write a Killer Book and Movie Comparison Essay
People who read a book before watching the movie adaptation often claim that the book is better than the movie. When you ask them why, they simply shrug and say, “It just was.” This reply works fine if you’re talking about a movie with your friends, but if...
What Is a Tragic Hero, and How Do You Write About One?
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “hero”? Do you think first responders rushing to the scene of a tragedy to help victims? Maybe you’re reading this before lunch, and the first thing you think of is a hero sandwich. While both of...
2 Good Persuasive Speech Examples to Inspire You
If I asked you to tie an overhand knot, you might stumble a bit. Actually, if you’ve never been a scout, you might think it’s impossible for you to know how to tie such an obscure knot. But what if I showed you an example? It would certainly help, right? Check...
This Persuasive Speech Outline Will Help You Write Faster
To some people, writing a formal outline for a speech is about as much fun as getting a flu shot. I get it. If you’re not a fan of outlines, it can be pretty tedious to sort out where to put an “A,” a “1,” or a “b.” The mere thought of it is enough...
How to Write a Persuasive Speech on (Just About) Anything
When I was a kid, my older brother tried to convince me that I was an alien and that Mom and Dad would send me back to my own planet if I misbehaved. Older siblings can be pretty persuasive, and if you’ve ever fallen victim to this persuasion (as I may have done...
Use This Expository Essay Outline to Stop Procrastinating
Have you spent the afternoon surfing the ‘net and checking every social media app in existence just to avoid working on your expository essay? Are you spending more time procrastinating than you are writing? That’s okay. I can’t blame you—writing an expository...
10 Gender Equality Articles to Support Your Next Essay
Let’s say you and your pals are in the middle of an all-night cram session for a big exam when you realize you’re out of food. You volunteer to make a snack run to the convenience store, and on your way out the door, someone yells, “Grab me a bag of chips!”...
Work Smarter (Not Harder) With These Writing Tools for Students
What if I told you to build a garage but offered you no tools to work with, or told you to paint a portrait but you had no brushes, paints, or canvas? You can’t complete either of these tasks without tools. So what if I handed you a hammer, a saw, and a handful...
Primary Source vs. Secondary Source: How to Tell the Difference
Remember the good ol’ days when research meant Googling your topic and using just about any source that popped up in your search results? Life then was easy. Carefree. As you’ve gotten older, though, life has become more complex. Of course, it’s complicated...
11 Smart Sources to Support Your Climate Change Essay
Most of us have heard about melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and increasing temperatures across the planet. (Did you realize July 2019 was the hottest month on record?) Because global climate change is frequently in the news, we also have a pretty good working...
Creative Writing Tips to Boost Your Confidence
I’m sure you’ve heard stories about famous writers who say they can’t write until they’re inspired or unless they have the perfect writing conditions. For these writers, inspiration might hit in six months when they’re walking out of a pub in London or...
How to Improve Clarity in Writing and Get Your Point Across
We’ve all read something that makes us pause and reread the sentence or paragraph over again. Found in everything from books to blogs, and even in our own writing, confusing and unclear sentences can take their toll on readers. But I’m here to help you improve...
How to Apply the CRAAP Test to Your Essay Sources
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re searching online for sources for your research paper, and halfway through reading, you ask yourself, “Who writes this crap?” Good question. You, your neighbor, or just about anyone can publish online. In the world of...
Creating a Thesis Statement: 5 Myths to (Sometimes) Ignore
Have you ever heard that touching a frog will give you warts or that Twinkies never expire? These urban legends have been around a long time, but they’re simply myths. While touching some frogs can irritate your skin, frogs don’t cause warts. They’re caused...
How to Write a Historiographical Essay … When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing
It’s a bright, sunny summer day, and you and your friend decide to walk to the beach. You cut through a park and encounter a woman walking a German Shepherd dog. When you meet up with your group at the beach, your friend tells a story of how you were almost attacked...
How to Synthesize Information the Smart Way
You may have written a few synthesis essays in your English classes, but knowing how to synthesize information has value far beyond your Dracula essay. This skill is used in countless areas—from history to science—and can come in handy in both professional...
How to Write a Report the Stress-Free Way
Step into the time machine, and let’s take a journey back to your second-grade classroom. You’re studying (what you feel is) the best subject in the world: dinosaurs. Your teacher tells you to write a report about your favorite dinosaur, so you rush to find...
Malapropisms: Are You Making These Funny Mistakes?
“Malapropism” (sometimes also referred to as Dogberryism) If you saw your name associated with the terms above, you’d be forgiven if your first thought is to immediately visit your favorite health website and see what type of dreadful disease you may have....