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Using a Style Guide Instead of a Website

By Adriana Santana Picture this. You have one hour before your rhetorical analysis of Machiavelli’s The Prince is due. Your professor asks that you use direct quotations to support your original argument. Just as you’re preparing your reference page, the internet … Continue reading

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Rocking Awesome Article Usage

By Jon Watkins What Are Articles? Articles (also known as determiners) help our audiences understand the specifics of nouns in our sentences. Among many other things, they’re essential for sentence structure, clarity, and audience understanding. The three common articles are … Continue reading

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Avoiding “HESI-tancy” in the HESI Examination

By Aly Sicat If you are currently a pre-nursing student (or are thinking about becoming one), you’ve probably heard whispers and rumors about the new entrance exam. The HESI A2 examination stands for Heath Education Systems Incorporated Admissions Assessment and … Continue reading

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Nom-Nom-Nominalizations: How They’re Eating Up Your Sentences

By Stewart Matzek Before we talk about nominalizations, let’s look at a few sentences. See if you can figure out what’s going wrong. The committee conducted an interrogation of the subject. Our plan was to go running, but our cute … 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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“The Most Frightening Punctuation on Earth: Semicolons”

By Lindsy Sullivan The infamous semicolon drifts within the dimension of the unknown, suffering from misuse and neglect at the pencil tips of writers every day. So if you are confused about semicolons and everything they entail, relax and get … Continue reading

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