Guidelines for Paraphrasing

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Plagiarism is not taken lightly by the business world nor by academic institutions. Case in point: the University of Louisville reserves the option of disbarring students found guilty of plagiarism. (University of Louisville, 2008) Plagiarism can be defined as taking credit for another’s ideas, thoughts, or work. (Margaret Price, 2012) Guidelines for Paraphrasing Text or[…]

Check for Grammar Mistakes by Self-Editing

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Whether you’re a student, a grant writer, a technical writer or producing web copy, editing is an essential skill you must have to be taken seriously. Grammatical errors, poorly worded sentences and inappropriate paragraph breaks will undo the integrity of a document, no matter how well written it is otherwise. A lot rides on grammar,[…]

Write a Better Post: Separate Your Inner Writer and Editor

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Many bloggers see the writing of a blog post as a single (albeit very important) job. But you can write more efficiently if the job is divided into two tasks. This article explains how to write a better quality post by separating your ‘inner writer’ and ‘inner editor.’
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The Latest Truth About Duplicate Content

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Quality content is the key to success in the SEO arena. Well-written, useful, unique content is what separates a dynamic web presence from a mediocre website. Unfortunately, duplicate content on your website will derail all your painstaking SEO efforts and earn you a Google penalty for plagiarism. Or will it? Lots of speculation has been swirling[…]

Punctuation Marks: The Stop Sign and the Park Bench

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Two of the most bask punctuation marks the period and the comma, provide structure to sentences while also controlling the flow of your words. When it comes to pacing, these two punctuation marks act as navigational devices that tell your readers when to come to a complete stop or when to take a short rest[…]

Understanding the Semicolon

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Do you find the semicolon perplexing, or even scary? If so, this article will demystify this often misunderstood punctuation mark. Used correctly, semicolons can transform your writing from so-so to sophisticated. Examples of correct and incorrect usage are included. If you thought semicolons were just for winking, this article’s for you! […]

5 Basic Rules for Writing Effective Website Content

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You’re eager to start filling your website with witty and informative content that will impress your readers and beat your competitors but how should you approach the writing process? There are a lot of advanced tips that could help you craft exceptional content that readers want to share with their friends through social media, but[…]

English Grammar Guidelines: Understanding the Differences Between “It’s” and “Its” in Written English

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In spoken English, there is no difference at all between the pronunciation of “it’s” vs “its”. In written English, however, you are always faced with a decision between these two forms. Although the grammatical differences between the two forms are quite straightforward, learners of English and native speakers alike can sometimes make mistakes when using them.[…]

3 Simple Steps to Successful Proofreading

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Great proofreading is important for polished and professional writing. It can help you fix typos, spelling errors, word usage, and punctuation problems. Unfortunately, many people have a hard time finding and fixing all the errors in their work. Remember that proofreading is not the only form of editing that your text should undergo. Before doing some[…]