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Principles of Paper Polishing: Editing a Near Final Draft

By Melissa Waters If you’re here looking for advice on how to edit a near final draft, then congratulations; you’re in the homestretch. However, before we can delve into some strategies, you need to determine if you are really working … Continue reading

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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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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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“Once more, with Feeling”: Writing a Competent Statement of Purpose

By Reece Gibb Penning statements of purpose can be a soul-sucking ordeal—such writing is daunting, but for the reason that it requires of applicants feats of embellishment and ingratiation to which they may not be accustomed. However, such processes need … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Black and Blue: A Guide to Rewriting Your Paper

By  Sierra Becze Your paper is due at noon on Tuesday. After waiting until Monday night to write it, you stroll in at 12:01, paper raised high above your head as if you are standing on the Olympic podium, holding … Continue reading

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Edit and Edit and Edit Some More: Three Types of Editing

by Brianna Soloski Editing is quite possibly one of the most important aspects of writing. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing; odds are it will need editing. From personal statements to Core Humanities papers, to business proposals and everything in … Continue reading

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