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How to Present a Research Paper the Easy Way
Your heart is pounding so hard that you’re positive everyone in the room can hear it. Beads of sweat form on your brow as you try to load your presentation. You pause and breathe deeply. It does nothing to calm you. The presentation finally loads … but it’s...
How to Write an Entertaining Satirical Essay
Most people run into some form of satire in their day-to-day lives—from comedians talking about politics to online comics criticizing the education system. But somehow, when students have to read or write satire for class, they tend to get a little lost. Most...
How to Write About 3 Important The Awakening Themes
Ever wake up and say to yourself, “I need to make some changes in my life”? Maybe you want a new job, a new college major, a new significant other, or even a new haircut. Whatever it happens to be, you know that something has to change. If you’ve ever felt...
How to Write a Professional Email … Like a Professional
I bet you’re no stranger to electronic communication. There’s a good chance that you and everyone you know are using Twitter, text messages, and Facebook Messenger almost daily. And this is good news because it means that you’re practicing your communication...
3 The Handmaid’s Tale Themes to Analyze in Your Essay
You’ve just finished reading The Handmaid’s Tale. You know the plot backward and forward. You know all about chemical spills, the oppression of women, declining fertility rates, and the story of a Handmaid (Offred) and her life in a totalitarian society. The...
How to Start a Compare and Contrast Essay on the Right Foot
What is it about compare and contrast essays that makes them so difficult to get started? Maybe it’s having to juggle two different subjects in one essay. Usually you set your sights on one topic and tackle it directly. However, with a compare and contrast essay,...
15 Fierce Topics for an Empowering Essay on Women
“You held me down, but I got up Get ready ’cause I’ve had enough”           —“Roar” by Katy Perry “R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me R-E-S-P-E-C-T / Take care, TCB”           —“Respect” by Aretha Franklin “I am woman,...
How to Create a Superb Synthesis Essay Outline
Think you’re ready to write your synthesis essay outline? That’s awesome! But I’m going to ask you for a favor: pump your brakes for a second, so you can ask yourself this question: Have I ever written a synthesis essay before? If the answer is no, then you’ll...
13 Compare and Contrast Thesis Examples to Inspire You
Creative geniuses cannot create their masterpieces until they’re inspired. Perhaps you’re that creative genius who simply hasn’t been inspired to write a thesis statement to help focus your thoughts for your upcoming compare and contrast essay. Perhaps you...
How to Write an Essay About Love: Tips and Topic Ideas
If you’ve ever found yourself in a new romantic relationship, you probably know that there are three tiny words that can make or break it all: “I love you.” Those three little words can wreak havoc on anyone. Should you say, “I love you”? What if the...
3 Ways to Approach Your Heart of Darkness Essay
Most of us can relate to film, television, or literary characters. Many of us are like Wonder Woman–professional, successful, and heroic all at once. Others are mild-mannered reporters (or other professionals) by day and like Superman by night, saving the planet...
How to Annotate a Text (and Why It’s Helpful)
I’m almost positive you’ve been given at least one assignment in your academic career that was nothing more than busy work. You know the type: one that requires you to fill in the blanks by finding the correct word from a course reading or one that asks you...
5 Tips for Writing a Professional Letter That Gets Results
Question: Who actually writes letters these days? Answer: Everyone, including you! Traditional, handwritten “snail-mail” letters might seem like they’re on the endangered species list, but that doesn’t mean that letter writing isn’t alive and well. Writing...
How to Write an Op-Ed the Smart Way
WANTED: Witty, engaging writers to share their opinions about current, relevant, and/or local topics. Must be able to create buzz-worthy writing that gets people talking. If this sounds like you, I have the perfect writing assignment: an op-ed. Op-eds (opinions...
How to Manage Time Better When Writing (and Living Your Life)
Have you ever wished you could travel in time to finish all the things you need to do? To fix something, to do better on a test or an essay, to free up some time for a vacation? Well, guess what? You…you still can’t do that. Sorry. But you do have another power...
30 Expository Essay Topics for an Outstanding Paper
The expository essay—it’s an unavoidable essay in your educational career. In fact, teachers and professors love assigning it so much that some freshmen writing courses are devoted entirely to writing the expository essay. That’s a lot of expository essay...
5 Punctuation Rules You Need to Know
If you’re used to texting, you might not think that things like spelling, capitalization, or punctuation even matter, but … just imagine ur reading an entire news article textbook or even a blog post with no capitalization and no punctuation it would be really...
How to Write a Critical Lens Essay Like a Critic
As Malcolm X once said, “If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.” While critics often get a bad rap, they have the important task of taking information from movies and literature, analyzing the information, and breaking it down for their readers,...
How to Write a Critique (That Doesn’t Suck)
If you’re assigned to write a critique and your first thought is, “I have absolutely no idea how to write a critique,” that’s understandable. But in all actuality, you probably already have a sense of how to critique. Need proof? Think about trying a new...
How to Analyze 4 Important Handmaid’s Tale Characters
Ever go to a party with your BFF, and when you get there, the only person you know is the friend who invited you? While meeting a whole bunch of new people is great, it can be a mental challenge to try to remember people’s names, what they do, or even if they’re...
How to Write a Personal Statement That Makes a Statement
You’ve taken the required exams. You’ve filled out online and paper forms. You’ve sent in your high school transcripts. You’ve maybe even requested some letters of recommendation to help seal the deal. But as those admissions deadlines approach, you still...