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 a professional letter is a necessary skill for anyone who wants to get ahead. Click To Tweet Knowing the …

Writing in College: What You Need to Know to Kick Off a New School Year

Are you starting college soon? How about your first college-level writing class? Before you trek into this uncharted territory, you’ll want to sharpen your skills and steel yourself for the big day when you’re writing your first major college essay. But you’ll need something more effective than that double-shot of espresso to get you through those …

Contemporary and Controversial: How to Write a Powerful Social Issues Essay

More often than not, when you’re assigned an essay, you think, “Great. I have zero interest in this topic. How am I supposed to write five pages about it?” But every once in a while, you get that essay assignment that encourages you to write about something you feel passionate about. Something you can sink …

What Is the SQ3R Method, and How Can It Help You Write Better Essays?

If you’re thinking the SQ3R Method is a new iPhone QR code scanner app that allows you to scan your essay for grammar errors, you’d be wrong. (Though that would be pretty awesome, wouldn’t it?) The SQ3R Method is actually a reading method that will help you: Interact with a text Retain more of what …

The Best Way to Write an Essay When You’re Short on Time

There’s nothing like a deadline to spark your creativity! Or so some people claim. For others, it just sparks anxiety. Whether you’re writing a timed essay in class or you had some unforeseen circumstance and didn’t start working on your essay until the last minute, it’s important to put that anxiety to the side and …

5 Ways to Break the Rules in Your Creative Writing Essays

Some of the greatest figures in our human history have been rule breakers. There were the American revolutionaries who refused to pay their taxes without being represented in the British parliament. There was Nelson Mandela who joined the African National Congress and fought against Apartheid, which had been the law of the South African land …

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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