quotation marks

Video Lesson: Quoting and Paraphrasing

Length: 2:19 They say “practice makes perfect,” and that’s exactly what comes into play when students start learning how to effectively and responsibly include quotes and paraphrases in their writing. It doesn’t come easily for everyone! Starting at a young age, students all over the world learn and practice how […]

grammar errors to avoid

Three Common Grammar Errors to Avoid

Strong research and a well-organized set of arguments will put you well on your way to a top-grade paper. But there’s one thing that many of us find unexpectedly challenging: grammar and mechanics. Using proper grammar isn’t just a finishing touch—it’s a crucial component to making sure that your writing […]

Words to avoid in writing

10 Words that Make Your Teachers Cringe

Academic writing can be tough to tackle. We usually don’t write research papers in the same way we talk or text in our everyday lives. Prime example: when have you ever wrote “yeah” or “hahaha” in a class paper? Since writing for an assignment uses a different “voice,” it can […]