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The Magic of a Paper Outline

It’s 11 p.m., your paper is due tomorrow, and you’re only about halfway done. You’re typing along and when you realize that, wait…you’re actually not a huge fan of your argument or the supporting examples you’re using. Your options are to haphazardly keep writing or to backtrack and rehash what […]

How to Cite a PowerPoint Presentation

Let’s be honest: Sometimes the best information for a paper comes straight from a professor’s PowerPoint presentation. But did you know that source needs to be cited? Whether you’re making use of your instructor’s lecture materials or pulling information from a Powerpoint found online, you need to make sure to […]

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When Common Knowledge Isn’t So Common

A cat is a common pet. Chocolate is a common candy. The fact that trees are plants is common knowledge… but what does ‘common knowledge’ mean exactly? Whether your teacher requires MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, or another citation format, you already know how important it is to cite […]

5 Tips for English Tutors

Tutoring is a fantastic part-time job — not only do you earn money, but also you keep your own skills sharp. When it comes to English, there’s always a demand for tutoring. The challenge is, however, that English is a broad topic. Does your student need help with essay writing? […]