When you want to sound smart, using good grammar will help you reach and connect with your audience. Like common sense, grammar helps your reader understand without being baffled. From word choice to punctuation to citations, here's how to show your smarts by writing it right.
We know that ProWritingAid users like a bit of writing technology, so this month we begin a new series that looks at some of the best writing platforms out there. With so many options, and more being developed every day, how do you know which one is right for you. We sent one of our favourite freelancers, Kathy Edens, out to give them all a test run and report back. This month, she looks at Ulysses.
Writing clearly and concisely is no easy feat. Many people have a tendency to "overwrite," and it's hard to know how to edit. That's where the Paramedic Method comes in.
How to implement clarity to express big ideas to engage your reader. Help them understand your meaning through readability, the right verbs, and sentence structure.
Every writer knows plagiarism is bad. We must all express ourselves uniquely without stealing thoughts, words, and ideas from others. But sometimes it’s hard to be original and unintentional plagiarism creeps into our work. Especially when on a tight deadline, you may let another’s words slip into your content without proper attribution. ProWritingAid is here to help.
Your thesis statement is one of the most important parts of your essay, but it doesn't have to be daunting. Here are three easy steps for crafting a fantastic thesis statement.
Are you a grad thinking about submitting work to academic journals? It can be a daunting process if you're not used to it. On August 20, the ProWritingAid community joined Dr, Lindy Ledohowski as she gave practical tips for writing various sections of scholarly pieces, as well as first-hand guidance for the submission, revision, and publication process for most peer-reviewed journals. Watch the replay now.
The words you use in your content can strengthen or weaken your prose. In this article, we teach you how to boost the power of your content by eliminating non-words and weak phrases that take up space but dilute your statements.
Every college student is familiar with writing essays. Despite advice from their instructors to proofread, many students finish their essays and submit them right away. This is a mistake. Learn how to self-edit your essays to improve your writing and boost your grades.
EssayJack teaches students how to write critically and organise their ideas into effective essays. Read our review to find out how it could benefit you and your learners.
Are your instructors always criticising your introductions? Follow these four steps to write introductions that will hook your reader and set your essay up for success.
Academic essays are an unavoidable part of the educational journey. Learning to write well may be one of the greatest skills you gain during your college years. While you can't avoid writing essays, you can avoid making some of these common mistakes.
As a full-time teaching professor, I estimate I mark close to 900 essays a year across nine intensive marking periods. In every marking period, the same essay writing issues recur. In this article, I share the 7 biggest things I wish my students knew before they turned up in my college classes.
Are you overwhelmed by your upcoming essay? Start with an outline. Here's some tips to get you started.
Many of you are probably familiar with the panic or dread that can accompany the act of having an essay topic dropped in front of you on your desk. Nothing’s been written, nothing’s even been thought of; all you have in front of you is a topic, a blank page, and the instructions to “write.” Check out this 5 step prep process that you can apply to any essay you write.