Category: Writing Guides

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21 July 2021

Techniques that Help Fighting the Fear of the Blank Page

Many students agree – starting your essay or any other written assignment is one of the hardest parts of the writing process. How many times have you sat and stared on a blank page without any ideas on your mind? Can you relate when someone is talking about the fear of a blank page? Do you find it hard to organize the writing process and simply start outlining your thoughts? Well, you are not alone! We all sometimes get stuck with our written pieces. Here are five techniques for you that will help you fight this fear.

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Writing Dialogue in an Essay
2 February 2017

Guide to Writing a Dialogue in an Essay

Composing a dialogue is one of the most intricate parts of essay writing. Many students instantly realize that crafting a good dialogue within the context of a story takes a lot of time and requires more work that simply describing the events. And that’s not surprising as a dialogue should not simply present the direct quotations from different characters but bring the story to life.

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6 November 2015

Thesis vs. Dissertation. How to Tell One From The Other?

If you’ve considered grad school—or simply know someone who has an advanced degree—you’ve likely heard about theses and dissertations. Both are long research papers that a student submits at the conclusion of his or her studies. Such papers are required in order to earn an advanced degree. But what’s the difference between the two?

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29 October 2015

Describe Yourself Essay: What’s It All About?

Whether you’re applying to a community college, a four-year college or university, or graduate school, you may be asked to write an essay describing yourself. A “Describe yourself” essay may also be required for applications to extracurricular programs, special experiences, and certain types of employment.

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10 June 2015

8 Basic Resume Rules for College Students

Today your resume is the first (and last) impression that you ever get. No matter your skills or experience, a poorly framed resume can keep you from a career you deserve. Here are the best tips for getting past the invisible barriers that keep out unwanted applicants and launch you into the hiring pool.

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