5 Types of Blogs that Fill the Blogosphere

Blogs are everywhere. Over 2 million blog posts are written everyday. They’re one of the most popular ways to learn about anything, from cooking to construction to creating lighting for movies and videos. They’re a gateway to the mind of experts, and they give bloggers a chance to share their expertise to those willing to learn. Here are 5 types of blogs that you’ll encounter […]

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5 Must-Have Content Creation Tools to Keep in Your Bookmarks

When you’re trying to write on a deadline, the best help you can get are tools that make it easy to write quickly and efficiently, removing any barriers to putting your ideas into words. Here’s 5 online tools that we recommend you use to create, edit and organize your content. 1. Google Docs Google Docs is portable office suite software you can access from your […]

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The Beginning, the Middle, and The End: The Essay Format

Years ago, when I was in college studying composition in order to become an English teacher and teach others about composition, a teacher boiled down the rules of essay writing to this: Tell readers what you’re going to tell them Tell them Tell them what you just told them In other words, provide an introduction, the body, and then the conclusion. It sounds simple, but […]

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Essay Writing: To Entertain, to Inform, or To Persuade

When you were taught how to write an essay, you were told that you need to keep in mind all of the rules for punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Following the basic essay format (introduction/body paragraphs)/conclusion) is a given as well. However, there is one more skill that should be covered: audience and purpose. While the two terms differ a bit in definition, together they create something […]

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Evaluating a Source’s Credibility

Once you’ve completed brainstorming and determining the purpose of your research paper, it’s time to find sources to help back up your thesis. Locating credible, trustworthy sources is an incredibly important part of the research process. Researchers and scholars find, analyze, and use credible sources to demonstrate their ability to piece together a reliable research paper that provides evidence to support their claims. As you […]

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Plagiarism: What it is and How to Avoid it

When a teacher or professor assigns a research paper, they are expecting an original, well-researched written piece to be handed in. What they’re not expecting is a research paper that is riddled with information that was “stolen” from other sources. This act of “stealing” someone else’s work and including it in your own project, without providing credit or acknowledging the original author or work, is […]

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