The 10 Commandments of Writing a Great Essay

Picture of a preacherYou’d better take a pew and listen very carefully.

I say onto you that I have visited the promised land of Exceptional Grades. As I was tempted to coast through the Valley of Scrape-By, a voice spake with me and bade me to listen, for he had knowledge to share.

The celestial power handed down these ten rules for writing a great essay and I present them to you, my brothers and sisters. Follow them all, or you shall perish in the hell of infernal bad grades (failing that, you can hire an essay editor!)

(No offense intended to the author of the original Ten Commandments.)

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8 Quick Tips for Writing an Academic Proposal

Picture of someone writing an academic proposalAn academic proposal constitutes your first step towards producing your thesis or dissertation. It’s a very important document because it is intended to persuade your supervisor that the research you are considering will be useful and worthwhile; if they are not convinced by your proposal then you will not be permitted to progress to even formulating your thesis statement. Here are some top tips on writing an academic proposals that gets results.

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10 of The Biggest Proofreading Screwups of All Time


Nothing is more embarrassing than a proofreading mistake. Despite the fact that everyone knows the importance of proofreading, some errors do slip through the net, leading to some very humorous situations. Here are some of the 10 best proofreading screwups of all time.

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Choosing a Persuasive Essay Topic: Dos and Don’ts

Picture of a frustrated guy, finding it difficult to choose a persuasive essay topic.Choosing the right persuasive essay topic one is the first step towards getting the grade that you want. It’s impossible to emphasize how important the right topic is in writing a persuasive essay. According to our essay editors, it’s often the difference between an average paper that is nevertheless difficult to write, and an outstanding paper that gives you no real trouble. A persuasive essay — also called an argumentative essay — should be passionate and convincing. Therefore, it’s vital to choose an essay topic that you can be passionate and convincing about. Writing about something that doesn’t engage you is unlikely to result in a paper that will engage and interest your audience.

Professors grade a lot of papers. They are not only looking for essays that fulfill the terms of the assignment — they’re looking for work that exceeds those expectations and stands out from the rest. A great way to distinguish your persuasive essay from the very first sentence is to

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10 Business Writing Tips Direct From The Experts

Image of a pen on written business materialEvery single business on this planet is dependent upon the written word to woo customers and win sales.

However, it’s a shocking fact of life that the majority of business owners and entrepreneurs have very little writing experience. Despite this, the same business owners go full steam ahead and write their own customer materials and communications, rarely stopping to consider whether or not their writing actually makes sense and is powerful enough to encourage their customers to take action.

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What are Abstract Nouns?

Abstract nouns are nouns that name a person, place or thing that you cannot detect using any of the five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch or taste. In other words, abstract nouns refer to something that it is completely impossible to interact with. More commonly they are used to describe emotions or ideas.

The angry bird loved breaking through stuff. It filled him with pride to see disaster in his wake.

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What are Concrete Nouns?

Concrete nouns are naming words that are used for something that you can physically touch, see, smell, hear or taste. In other words, they are physical things that can be perceived by at least one of the senses.

If you can experience something using at least one of your senses, then it is a concrete noun.

The ugly troll simply loved the taste of snot. Unfortunately, his love of snot had severely impacted his love life.

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12 Capitalization Rules Most People Don’t Know

Capitalization rules can be extremely difficult to master, and there are a number of common capitalization errors that our proofreaders and editors come across time and time again.

In this article, we take a look at some of the capitalizations rules that are regularly flouted and explain the do’s & don’ts of using capital letters in your writing.

Picture of the number oneDo capitalize official job titles or role names but only if they come before the name and are attached to the name. Do not capitalize the title if it comes after the name.

 

  • President Barack Obama

or

  • Barack Obama, president

 

  • Llama Farming President Donkey Jones

or

  • Donkey Jones, llama farming president

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