Category Writing Tips

Need Help with Grant Writing?

Writing a grant application is hard, and getting started can be daunting. Deciding what to present to a grant committee depends not only on what you think is your best work, but also what you think will appeal to the committee and what is most relevant to the grant at hand. And presenting your work […]

Parallelism

Style is almost as important as mechanics—this is why you have the option of hiring a stylistic editor as well as a copyeditor to make your book (or journal or article) as smooth and professional as possible. The role of a stylistic editor is to mimic your style of prose, but to change it slightly […]

Past vs. Present in Literary Essays

For a while, I was teaching English as a second language. My students would write essays for me and one of the hardest things for them was finding the right verb tense to use. When writing literary essays, it can be confusing to know when to use past tense and when to use present tense. […]

“Your” vs. “You’re”

The misconception of the your/you’re construction is more common than you might think. This is because they are homophones in spoken English; we have no audible markers for differentiation. In written English, however, the distinction is clear—and more, it is very, very important. “Your” is possessive. I sat in your chair. I gave you your […]

Rhetoric

For those who come to us for essay help, a little knowledge about the rhetorical triangle might be helpful. The rhetorical triangle has three parts: ethos, pathos, and logos. Hopefully, your essay appeals primarily to logos (logic). Arguments based on ethos are related to the character of the speaker, while those based on pathos persuade […]

OffQc | Québécois French Guide

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Award-winning Canadian science journalist.

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Apple of my Odd Eye

scribbles, sculptures, and scattered illustrations

Classroom as Microcosm

Siobhan Curious Says: Teachers are People Too

Erin Matson

Feminism, Reproductive Justice, Activism

Literature and Libation

Through it all, your spirit's alive

The Thesis Whisperer

Just like the horse whisperer - but with more pages

Live to Write - Write to Live

We live to write and write to live ... professional writers talk about the craft and business of writing

The Belle Jar

"Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." - Sylvia Plath

David Gaughran

Let's Get Digital

harm·less drudg·ery

defining the words that define us

The Buttry Diary

Steve Buttry, Director of Student Media, LSU's Manship School of Mass Communication

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Breaking news and updates from Time.com. News pictures, video, Twitter trends.

Book of words

Books, reviews and all things worth reading

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