Writing Guides

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July 21, 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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March 26, 2021

Proofreading Tips That Actually Work

We all know that the moment when you finish the last sentence of your essay is the most pleasant one. But hey, there is one more step to take before your work is completed – to edit and proofread your work. Many students hate that step, and we definitely know why. That’s why we have a few tips for you on how to do it quickly and effectively.

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Writing Dialogue in an Essay
February 2, 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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How to Prepare for a Timed Writing Exam
December 2, 2016

How to Prepare for a Timed Writing Exam

Timed essays are a favorite for standardized tests and college exams. They not only test your knowledge, but they test your ability to develop a coherent argument under pressure. The secret to a timed writing exam is preparation beforehand and avoiding rushing on the day of the exam.

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November 3, 2015

Online Tools to Analyze Your Writing

It may be hard to imagine, but there was a time when a student simply typed a paper, handed it in, and hoped for the best. Today, you have a wealth of online writing tools at your fingertips. You can get assistance in everything from getting started to doing final checks. Just check out these tools, and see what they can do for you.

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October 29, 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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October 6, 2015

Best Writing Blogs for Aspiring Authors

If you’re an aspiring author, you don’t have to fly solo. Even if you can’t yet afford an agent, coach, or degree, you can find plenty of helpful resources on the Internet. The following websites will help you improve your writing skills, teach you more about your favourite genre, and give you the publishing tips you need to succeed.

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