Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hyphens and Dashes—A Guide

By Jonathan Ly You’ve probably seen them all over before, horizontal lines like “-,” “–,” and “—,” but do you really know the differences between them all? If not, don’t be worried, you’re like the majority of people out there. … Continue reading

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Writing…with Ellipses

By Mali Chowdhury Ellipses…hmm, where to begin… Well, let’s start with its basics: identification. What exactly are ellipses? In the most general sense, ellipses are a set of three consecutive dots found in both formal and informal writing. Typically, the arrangement of … Continue reading

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Don’t Shy From Split Infinitives

By Ian Nesbitt A split infinitive is a grammatical construction in which a word or phrase divides the “to” and the verb (e.g., “to go”).  Split infinitives might sound complicated, but they’re a pretty simple thing to understand. Let’s look … Continue reading

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General Proofreading Tips

By Jonathan Vivet What a ride! After writing a draft and finally feeling comfortable with the content, you’ve decided to give your paper one last look through. Regardless of whether it’s the third draft of piece you’ve poured weeks into, … Continue reading

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A Guide for Starting Outlines

By Jonathan Vivet You might be asking yourself what is an outline, or you might even be thinking, “Outlines? I’m better than that.” Are you sure though? An outline, no matter what format yours takes, is an organized framework that … Continue reading

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Cutting Up the Paragraph: How to use A.X.E.S. Paragraph Structure

By Erica Wirthlin Paragraphs are more than a block of text that begin with an indent and end with a period. They are a platform for analysis, criticism, and meaningful insights. Paragraph structure is key to conveying and supporting your … Continue reading

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