How to Avoid Plagiarism in Your Writing

girls classroom

Plagiarism, in a nutshell, is passing off the intellectual property of others as your own work, without proper accreditation to the original source. It is possible to plagiarize art, music and design, but this article is primarily concerned with plagiarism as it applies to writing. That means copying or loosely paraphrasing the writings of other[…]

How to Expertly Summarize a Document

summary

Learning how to summarize a document or book can be a great skill to have. Whether you’re a writer, in business, studying or just want to be able to present written concepts quickly, summarizing can help you analyze, understand and share a document’s key points. The steps to summarizing a document are as follows: 1.[…]

Eight Words that have Changed Meaning over Time

word meaning

Because human language is constantly in flux, evolving and reshaping with the times, many words and phrases change meaning over time. The field of linguistics was born of a need to keep track of, categorize, and catalog all of these changing nuances of language. Many terms currently used in daily conversation actually have archaic definitions which[…]

5 Most Common Grammar Mistakes

proofread content

Every writer makes grammatical errors, no matter how careful they are when writing. Rewriting, editing, and proofreading are all necessary steps to polishing any written work, but often writers can’t see their mistakes. They may not understand the grammar principle behind it or they are too close to the project and their eyes skip over[…]

How to Create a Custom Google Reader Feed to Detect Plagiarism

google rss plagiarism checker

RSS feed readers are nifty little tools that allow you to quickly and easily syndicate content. For example, if you are a web content writer that publishes your articles on a site such as Associated Content (Yahoo! Voices), you can create an RSS feed and embed the URL in your blogs and other locations. Your[…]