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Nearing $100,000 In Monthly Revenue, Kibin Is Poised For Growth

We’ve been reinventing Kibin over the last two years. It began in late 2014 with the launch of our essay examples database (EDB), a research tool to help students brainstorm ideas for their essay topics. This marked a major branch out from our core editing service, but also opened the doors to a more scalable business strategy. Then …

3 Common LinkedIn Profile Writing Mistakes

Ridiculous people – they’re everywhere. You see them in San Francisco’s Marina District and in your favorite TV shows. You may even have to deal with them on a daily basis at work. Sometimes we laugh at them; sometimes we just plain hate them. But one thing is certain: we never want to be ridiculous. It …

Kibin Expands Team and Secures Office Space

The last twelve months have been amazing for Kibin. We’ve experienced some incredible growth, hit profitability last September, and have continued adding exceptional freelance editors to our team. We are moving forward on our quest to become the best online proofreading and editing service available. With the growing demand for Kibin’s services, it’s only natural …

Personal Statement Advice: Here’s What the Admissions Experts Have to Say

Writing a personal statement can be a daunting task. It may seem like there are a few hundred words standing between you and your biggest goal—and it’s true! Once your grades are completed and your volunteer and extracurricular work is logged, your personal statement is your last opportunity to make a great impression on your …

How to Avoid 3 Common ESL Writing Mistakes

Are you an English as a Second Language (ESL) writer guilty of making some of the more common ESL writing mistakes? Do you mix up your subjects and objects, write your adjectives all out of order, and confuse annoying English verbs that mean nearly the same thing? Are you even aware that you are making …

Personal Statement Topics: A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Finding Yours!

  In our last post, we wrote about 4 Must-Answer Questions Before Brainstorming Personal Statement Topics. If you haven’t read that and answered those questions yet, you’ll need to do so before moving on to this post.  Now that you’ve answered these vital questions, you’re ready to come up with the best personal statement topics. This …

4 Must-Answer Questions Before Brainstorming Personal Statement Topics

As tempting as it is to pick a topic for your college application personal statement, get writing, and get it over with – this is not the right way to go. Chances are, you’ll get jammed up with writer’s block, end up wasting a lot of time, and become extremely frustrated. Abraham Lincoln said it …

The College Student’s Back to School Survival Guide

It’s time to go back to school, a fact that may be causing you a bit of anxiety. After months traveling around the country, going to concerts, and catching up on good books and movies, you have to go back to college. How are you ever going to get organized and stay ahead of your …

Are Summer Classes Harder? Only If You Want Them to Be

Are summer classes harder or easier than regular school year classes? It’s an age-old question that many panicky, pent-up students start asking themselves when they realize that their next few months aren’t going to be solely spent reading trashy romance novels by the pool. But who says you can’t mix school with pleasure? I’m going …

6 Ways to Stay Smart Over the Summer

Not all countries have three months of summer vacation like the U.S. and Australia do. In a global market, it’s best not to waste three months out of the year worrying about nothing more significant than getting a tan. Some experts say that summer break is a necessary time for students to recharge their brain-batteries, …

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How to Write a Research Proposal in 6 Important Steps
“I propose to cut taxes by 22%.” “I’m going to propose to Emma on Valentine’s Day.” “I propose we go to the new sushi place for dinner.” These are all great proposals, but they’re nothing like the research proposal you need to write … or are they? Actually, they’re more alike than you might think. …
3 Ways to Focus on Concrete Language in Your Next Essay
Here’s a list of concrete words: Bull float Expansion joint Forms Screed Trowel Rebar Yes, these are literally words related to concrete, but that’s most likely not what your prof means when he tells you to focus on concrete language. Keep in mind, though, that these words could be considered concrete language because they’re very …
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 the people …
How to Read and Understand an Essay Assignment
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 30 years on this planet, it’s that you should always read the instructions. Okay, most of the time. At any rate, I know that you should read the instructions on tests. I learned this by accidentally skipping two pages of the math section on the SAT. Apparently, when …
Breaking Out of the 5-Paragraph Essay Structure
Are you feeling frustrated by another 5-paragraph essay assignment? Do you feel as though your creative freedom has been stymied once again by the powers that be? Do you want to be free to explore essay organization like the effervescent honey blossom butterfly that you are? Well, you must break free from the 5-paragraph essay …
This Analytical Essay Outline Will Kick Start Your Writing
You’ve been staring at your blank computer screen for what feels like hours, trying to figure out how to start your analytical essay. You try to choose between writing the introduction first or getting right into the meat of it. But somehow, it seems too difficult to do either. What you need is is a …
What Is a Summary Analysis and How Can You Make Yours Good?
Do you remember when Brangelina first happened? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were both pretty good on their own, but when they got together, they became an instant Hollywood power couple. In the world of literature and essay-writing, the Brangelina of essays is the summary analysis. t By now, you’ve probably written more analysis essays …
Here Is the Right Way and the Wrong Way to Write Topic Sentences
Great essays can make you feel like you’re on a journey—while others are more like a bad road trip. What makes the difference? Often it’s as simple as the directions you’re given along the way. To steer your readers through the curves and straightaways of your essay, it helps to give them signposts along the …
What Is a Critical Analysis Essay and What Makes One Good?
Do you take everything you see or read at face value, or do you think about it on a deeper level? Or think about it this way: if you were in The Hunger Games, would you be an inhabitant of The Capitol—carefree and enjoying the “entertainment” of the Games—or more critical of the government and …