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Using APA Referencing in Practice

Writing academic papers will require a referencing style; Michael has touched on the use of Chicago, MLA and APA in the past but in this post I’m going to explain and outline the APA referencing system. APA stands for the American Psychological Association and their referencing style is very common. I’ll cover off UK and

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What is the Difference Between Editing and Proofreading?

Proofreading is a final check on your work to ensure accuracy, correction of grammatical errors and general presentation are within the specifications you have been given. Editing is much more than this as it combines proofreading together with revisions that should improve the flow and structure of your work to maximise the impact of the

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The Difference Between Editing and Proofreading

The writing process is technically made up of five different steps. Prewriting, writing, revising, editing and publishing is one version of those five different steps. Prewriting, Writing, Proofreading, Editing and Submitting That’s another variation. Of course, if you look through books and websites you’ll find quite a few other variations. But the bottom line is

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The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Great Article Writing

I know I covered the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How the last time. But, haven’t you got it yet? There is always more involved than what I let on in my first post on any topic. In fact, entire books have been written about article writing. Entire college courses teach it. So, one

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When to Use Who and Whom

I thought it time to nobble this particular English language conundrum – when to use Who and when to use Whom. Supaproofread has a section that goes into far more detail than I will here on this post and you can find it in the writing tips section here. Who is a subjective pronoun that

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MLA Versus APA Style

Writing professionally, you run into things you may not have seen in awhile. The world is getting so informal and unprofessional that some of the old things go flying out the window. It takes a minute to catch up on concepts you learned years ago and get ready to apply them today. The difference between

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Common Mistakes Revisited

I’ve written about common writing mistakes before, in several posts. But the more I read different writings posted all over the internet, the more I feel the need to point out the errors. It’s like the internet has devoured our ability to write. Now, communication is not a problem. Anyone who has been talking in

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Planning a Document

Anyone who travels around a lot knows that planning contributes towards making the trip a success. Certainly, the unplanned jaunts and routes taken in a trip come as side-kicks or bonuses— in both ways, making your trip ripe in experience. However, without the bone structure of planning you will fall face-down-in-the-earth. The foundations of any

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Wanna Study In The UK?

The UK is actually made up of four separate countries – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. When you arrive in the UK, you’re assured of warm welcome and high levels of personal and academic support. If you are not sure whether you want to head to the UK for higher education, these are the

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