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Month: June 2017

Is Wikipedia a Good Research Tool?

on June 30, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Guides
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Since January 15, 2001, Wikipedia has been an informative, chaotic maelstrom of information online. Since January 16, 2001, it’s been viewed with skepticism, suspicion, and downright hostility. Should you use it for your paper?

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Emphasize with Sentence Structure

on June 23, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Writing Guides
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Using sentence structure for emphasis does not get distracting even if you do it all the time because readers won’t usually notice what you’re doing and won’t mind even if they do.

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Can They Be a Singular Pronoun?

on June 20, 2017 by Chris in Writing Guides
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Unlike some other languages, English lacks a pronoun for speaking about a person when their (or, um, his or her) gender is unknown. This is awkward in discussing hypothetical situations and when referring to people who don’t identify as male or female.

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Tips for Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Longer Works

on June 4, 2017 by Proofreading Pal in Dissertations
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At some point, you may be faced with the task of writing something longer and more involved, like a capstone paper, thesis, dissertation, or long business report. But it’s OK. Your work will follow the same path as it would for any other writing assignment; it will just take longer and be more involved.

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