Category: Essays

How Do Teachers Grade Papers?

on February 3, 2016 by Proofreading Pal in Essays
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Wssay grading is no more subjective than other methods. Here are four simple, hard-and-fast quality measures that universally apply to grading papers.

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How to Write an A Paper

on December 26, 2015 by Proofreading Pal in Essays
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While it’s true that A work is usually superior to the work of other students in the class, that’s not really the point. But A work isn’t just superior to B work; it’s superior to the assignment.

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ESL/EFL Guide to English Essay Writing

on July 1, 2015 by Proofreading Pal in Essays
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Expressing yourself effectively in writing is a challenge for most people, but for non-native speakers of English, the task can be muc

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How to Avoid Wordiness

on May 21, 2015 by Proofreading Pal in Essays
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Try these tips in your writing. Practice makes perfect (as opposed to, “In order to achieve perfection, you should take the time to practice”).

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6 Tips for Citing Sources Smoothly

on May 1, 2015 by Proofreading Pal in APA
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A properly formatted paper with citations makes you look smart and proves what you know. It’s like wearing a suit to a job interview. Here are some tips to help make the process of writing citations enjoyable, or at least painless.

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How to Outline an Essay

on April 27, 2015 by Proofreading Pal in Essays
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Writing a proper outline lets you focus on the first task first and all by itself: what to say. Don’t worry about the words yet. Don’t even think about complete sentences. This is only about lining up your content.

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6 Easy Steps for Writing Faster

on April 24, 2015 by Proofreading Pal in Books and Manuscripts
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Before beginning any project, sit down and think about what you want to accomplish. Too many people start projects before accurately identifying their goals, and this leads them to waste too much time on ideas and writing things that aren’t relevant.

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What Plagiarism Is and How to Avoid It

on April 3, 2015 by Proofreading Pal in Essays
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It can be overwhelming, but there’s no need to let worries about plagiarism make writing papers harder. These are a few simple things to include in your writing practice so that you can easily avoid plagiarism.

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8 Tips to Make Your Writing Sound More Formal

on March 26, 2015 by Proofreading Pal in Essays
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There is no substitute for good ideas, but we can (and do) help you elevate your tone and make you sound like a bona fide professional-thinking person. Here are some handy tricks that you can use yourself.

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Fast Proofreading Services for Rush Projects

on December 21, 2013 by Brian Kaldenberg in Admissions Essays
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ProofreadingPal offers fast proofreading services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our 3-, 6-, and 10-hour turnaround speeds make us one of the fastest proofreading services available.

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Be Yourself When You Write Essays

on March 11, 2012 by Mike in Essays
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Unfortunately, we see many misguided essays here at ProofreadingPal on a daily basis. And one of the fundamental suggestions we always offer to those clients is to “be yourself when you write.”

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Strunk and White are Still Dead or How Writers Can Stay Alive

on October 16, 2011 by Mike in Essays
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There are some rules of English grammar that are, and probably will remain, nearly absolute. But that does not mean all grammar rules are immutable. After all, while gravity is the law, much of grammar is only a suggestion. So how do you know when to obey the gods of grammar and when not to? The applicable law is complex in its simplicity. Here it is: If it works, it’s right. If it doesn’t, it’s wrong.

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Strunk and White are Dead

on October 13, 2011 by Mike in Essays
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I admit it. I used to teach grammar. But it wasn’t my fault. I was merely a product of my upbringing. I had been taught that grammar rules. As a student in what was then called junior high, I had excelled at diagramming sentences.

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