How to Cluster – a Brainstorming Exercise

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How to use Clustering to Brainstorm a Topic When you need to write about something or face a big project, it is a good idea to try a brainstorming activity. Different brainstorming activities work better depending on the project or topic. However, one of my favorites and a common brainstorming ...

Essay Writing Strategies – “Building a

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How Building an Essay is Similar to Building a House While there are many writing strategies for building an essay that can be successful, I often recommend this strategy to my students because I think it is easy to relate to and helps students clearly see the bottom up structure of essay ...

Resource Guide for APA Formatting Style

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APA: The Easy Way! – An excellent guide to APA Formatting APA is a popular formatting style used in essays, books, journals, and other publications. It’s wide popularity is often attributed to its overall “ease” of use. In general, the rules are consistent throughout and ...

Comma vs Semi-colon

3 years ago with no comments in Punctuation
Comma vs Semicolon – Commonly Confused Punctuation One of the most common errors that writers make comes from using the wrong punctuation. Commas and semi-colons are often misused, where you might accidentally use a comma instead of a semi-colon, or visa versa. Overcoming this issue will ...

The Writing Process

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The 5-Step Writing Process – Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing For most people, writing is a point of anxiety. It is hard to get started, let alone to finish, and it’s easy to get lost along the way. Many great writers simply don’t know how to get ...

Effect versus Affect

3 years ago with no comments in Word Usage
Effect versus Affect – A Guide to these Commonly Confused Words In writing, it is quite easy for many people to confuse the words affect and effect with one another. These are considered to be among the most “commonly confused words.” Here are some great tips to help you learn ...