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The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Word Choice for Your Essay

Despite what our mothers may have told us when we were testing the more “colorful” side of language as children—raise your hand if you know what soap tastes like—there’s no such thing as a “bad word.” There are, however, words that are inappropriate for a given situation. This not only means that you should avoid …

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What Is a Literature Review and How Do You Write One?
If you’re assigned to write a movie review, you need to watch a movie and then critically evaluate it. Logic dictates that if you’re assigned to write a literature review, you’d read some type of literature and then critically evaluate it. But that’s not the case. Sometimes logic can fail you. It’s like if you …
How to Write Good Essay Titles That Are… Good
Can you imagine a world where everything was named as blandly as possible? “Come here, Pet.” “Hey, Maternal Grandmother, could I get your recipe for Casserole?” “Book about a Long Journey is pretty much the best thing I’ve ever read.” “I love shopping at Clothing Store at Mall—its Regular Jeans are to die for.” Meh. …
22 Essay Writing Tips in 140 Characters or Fewer
In an age where communication in the simplest form is all the rage, you can learn a lot from Twitter. Being able to write an engaging sentence in 140 characters or fewer can be a great skill to apply to writing an essay, like when tackling those all-important thesis statements. But, in the most obvious sense, …
How to Write a Surprisingly Good Synthesis Essay
Your class has been writing a few argumentative essays here and there, and you have to admit … you’re getting pretty good at it. But now your instructor says that you need to take it a step further and write a synthesis essay. The name might be a little intimidating, but don’t worry—I’ll be here …
15 Ways to Improve Your Academic Writing
Would you write an email to your boss using the same word choices and style that you’d use to send an email or text to your friend? Would you start your email to your boss with “Hey dude, wassup?” Probably not. Why? Because writing to your boss demands a higher level of professionalism and formality …
How to Write a Research Paper: A Step-by-Step Guide
True or false? Writing a research paper is time-consuming. True:  Writing a research paper is very time consuming. You can’t just grab a few random sources and try to make them work. You certainly can’t start writing a research paper a few hours before it’s due and expect to write an “A” paper. True or false? Writing …
4 Expert Tips to Writing an A+ Analytical Essay
Write an analytical essay. It’s a short sentence, but it packs some intimidation, doesn’t it? Don’t let it scare you. It’s really just a fancy way of saying, “Write a paper, and support what you say.” It’s like piecewise linear interpolation. Now that sounds scary! Someone once explained it to me as a mathematical way …
3 Things Jersey Shore Teaches You About Writing Better Essays
It’s hard to imagine that MTV’s reality series, Jersey Shore, can teach little more than the correct way to Jersey Turnpike, how to spot a ‘Guido’, or a snazzy new vocabulary.  However, with a little effort and an open mind, we’ve discovered three great lessons Jersey Shore can teach you about writing better essays.  So, …
How to Make an Essay Longer Without Writing Useless Fluff
Whenever you’re writing an essay for a class, to get into your dream school, or for some other reason besides “just for the heck of it,”  you usually need to write a minimum number of words or pages. And while there are probably topics you could write about forever — an ode to your pillow …