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Get It Right with Our Dissertation Structure Template

We read many dissertations each year, so we know what needs to be included. That’s...

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How to Structure an Essay

As well as communicating an idea or argument, a good essay should be structured in...

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How to Reference a Book using the Harvard Referencing Style

Print books are perhaps the most used sources in academic essays. Moreover, most UK universities...

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Word Choice: Eventually vs. Ultimately

It is easy to misuse words if they look or sound similar. But you can...

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Word Choice: Elicit vs. Illicit

When words sound or look similar, like ‘elicit’ and ‘illicit’, it can be easy to...

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Word Choice: Continuously vs. Continually

It can be easy to mix up ‘continuously’ and ‘continually’ in your writing. As such,...

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Word Choice: Exhort vs. Extort

Some words look similar written down, making it very easy to mix them up. Take...

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Word Choice: Deprecate vs. Depreciate

It can be easy to misuse some terms in writing, since many words sound and...

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Word Choice: Defuse vs. Diffuse

Mistakes regarding word choice are common, especially when writing an essay, which often requires using...

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Word Choice: Immigrate vs. Emigrate

If two words sound the same, it can be easy to mix them up in...

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Word Choice: Adapt vs. Adopt

In this blog post, we explain the difference between two words that many people use...

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How to Reference a Book using the APA Style

In this blog post, we will look at how to cite printed books using the...

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