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How to Write an Article Review the Right Way
Don’t know how to write an article review? Don’t panic—it’s easier than you think. Even if you’ve never written an article review before, the skills you’ve gained writing other types of essays will come in handy. Expository, descriptive, analytical,...
How to Write a Critical Essay the Most Critical Prof Will Love
I absolutely love film. But I don’t absolutely love bad films. So you can understand why I appreciate good film critics. They essentially save me from wasting my life in two-hour increments. Although critics can be quite critical (read: negative) at times, they...
2 Compare and Contrast Essay Examples Worth Emulating
It’s pretty easy to look at a poorly written piece of writing and say, “Here’s what you shouldn’t do.” After all, most of us can recognize bad writing when we see it. We can recognize good writing too. But it’s not always that easy to identify what...
How to Write a Hypothesis for a Badass Research Paper
Hypothesis: (noun) a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation. Yikes! That sounds pretty serious (and a little intimidating too). Don’t let it scare you, though. In simpler terms,...
Passive Voice: 3 Things You Need to Know for a Better Essay
Doctors stress the fact that staying active is a key strategy for maintaining good health. Did you know this tip applies not only to your health, but to essay writing too? While you could certainly stay active by doing a few extra push-ups, that’s not exactly...
All You Need to Know About These 4 Scarlet Letter Characters
In this week’s edition of LEWD (Literary Entertainment Weekly Digest), we’ll get the behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the hottest The Scarlet Letter characters. Connect with the characters you love and the ones you love to hate. See what Hester, Pearl,...
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...
How to Write a Lively Biographical Essay
Tell me your life story. The older you get, the more of an impossible task this seems. Do you start with the day you were born? Do you include the story of your sixth birthday party or the story of when you were 17 and almost wrecked your mom’s car? How do you...
6 Tragic Hero Examples for a Heroic Essay
Do you ever get so connected to a character that it almost physically hurts when the character gets killed off? For me, it happens all the time when I watch Game of Thrones. You don’t have to watch an HBO series to get this reaction—characters in books can...
The Opinion Essay: Everything You Need to Know to Make Yours Good
You’ve just been assigned to write an opinion essay. “Opinions?!” You think, “I’ve got plenty of those!” But slow down, cowboy, you’re going to have to narrow it down to a single opinion. More than that, you must be able to support that opinion with...
How to Start a History Essay Without Boring Your Reader to Death
What’s your first reaction to these opening lines? The Egyptians lived a long time ago. Back in the day, kids worked in factories. If your reaction is a big yawn, I understand. Who wants to read lifeless writing like this? You might as well start your paper with,...
How to Write a History Paper That Will Go Down in History
Remember the days of elementary school reports when you had to write about events like the first Thanksgiving or the signing of the Declaration of Independence? Those were the good ol’ days when you could look up a few facts about a historical event, summarize...
13 History Essay Topics That Will Bring Your Essay to Life
Let’s see, for your Ancient History 101 course, your topics so far look like this: The history of the landline phone Life before the Internet A world without Snapchat Even though these topics might seem like ancient history, they’re probably not what your course...
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...
How to Spot Personification in Romeo and Juliet
You know those classes that seem to drag on forever? The clock on the wall mocks you by moving slower. The breeze sweeps in through an open window and calls to you. These are examples of personification—the clock mocking and the breeze calling. I know you might...
10 Heart-Stopping Topics for Your Romeo and Juliet Essay
“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” This clever quote from Romeo and Juliet sums up the drama in Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. But if you’re struggling to find a topic for your Romeo and Juliet essay, you might feel...
How to Write a Character Analysis That Works
Ever watch an episode of CSI (or maybe binge-watched an entire season … or two)? If you have (or have watched just about any other TV crime drama), then you’ve seen a group of detectives investigating a crime. You’ve seen them trying to figure out if they’ve...
20 Classification Essay Topics to Write a Great Essay
Don’t you just love when the name of an essay is straightforward? A classification essay is an essay in which you classify something—anything—based on shared characteristics. You can classify people, things, or even ideas. Your subject will represent a broad...
What Is a Reverse Outline and Why Should You Use One?
There are lots of times when doing something in reverse isn’t the best idea—like walking backwards through town or driving in reverse down the interstate. Neither of these serve any useful purpose (and can actually be dangerous). So don’t try these at home....
12 Gun Control Articles to Support Your Argumentative Essay
Gun control is a hot button issue, especially in the wake of so many recent, tragic mass shootings. It is also a polarizing issue, which means that it tends to divide people. When you’re writing an argumentative essay, it generally doesn’t matter what side...
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...