We have all asked the question at one time or another – “Where did the time go?” When the instructor handed out the research paper assignment you had 10 weeks to turn it in – no problem! But the paper is due Wednesday and it is Monday afternoon. Where did time go?Read More
Do you feel depressed or puzzled every time you need to come up with a substantial piece of writing? It’s not as complicated as you might think. To do writing magic tricks professionally, you’ll need a number of online assistants that will help you prepare for another essay, research or term paper at least three times faster.
If you’ve been following my articles on this blog, then you know I’ve written about two important principles of good writing – the art of brevity and the art of clarity. I’ve also said the two go hand-in-hand, but sometimes the relationship between them can be antagonistic. Your overall approach in writing should be to find the right mix of these two foundational principles.
Writing is one thing, but getting published is another thing altogether. First of all, don’t believe anyone who says you’re “too young” to become a published writer. There are publications out there that will publish the work of writers as young as age five! So when someone tells you you’re too young, just smile and say you’re sorry they feel that way and then get back to your writing! What are your options as a young writer to get published? This article will give you some good starting points.
One of the biggest challenges all writers face is the daunting task of learning to write clearly.
Without clarity, it doesn’t matter what your ultimate purpose is for writing because readers will be unable to figure out what you’re trying to say. You want people to understand your ideas rather than spend their time trying to understand your sentences. The need for clarity applies no matter what you’re writing, whether it’s an email, a blog post, a newspaper article, or an academic paper.
It’s important that students understand copyrights and how to avoid infringing on them in their academic work. This article will explain the origins of copyright laws, how they work, and what you need to be aware of to avoid any problems.
William Strunk Jr. was a professor of English at Cornell University who published The Elements of Style in 1918. One of his former students, E. B. White (author of such children’s classics as Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little), revised and expanded the original, which became a leading style manual for writers commonly referred to as Strunk & White. He had this to say about brevity:
I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning,
and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.
Proofreading is not a piece of cake. However, you need to do it, as it’s an inseparable part of writing. There are lots of things you hate doing, and proofreading is probably one of them.