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How to Write an Outline Written by tutor Barron T. The first step in writing your essay outline isn’t something that is specific to writing, or essays. The thing you have to bring to the table, above all else, is Energy. Using this Energy to raise your focus and your concentration is essential. Imagine the feeling you get when stepping onto the stage, or into the batter’s box. These... read more

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Plagiarism (The P-Word) and How to Avoid it Written by tutor Soraya Z. Writing is hard enough without worrying about the literary offenses you could commit along the way. Spelling and grammar are easy enough to check and fix, but plagiarism is much more difficult to take on. Sometimes it's hard to even pinpoint what plagiarism is. The first trick to avoiding it, then, is to understand... read more

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Writing Lessons & Help Trying to write a paper for school and have no idea where to begin? You've come to the right place! Here, we're offering writing tips as well as resources to help you structure your writing, refine brainstorming, and avoid plagiarism! After you have an idea, you can get started by creating an outline of all your ideas. Then, you can begin writing your essay... read more

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Passive Voice Written by tutor Matthew P. English sentences are usually composed in Subject-Verb-Object word order, for example, “The boy loves the girl.” The subject is the noun or pronoun doing the action (in this case, the boy), the verb is the action itself (loves), and the direct object is that to which or whom the action is done (the girl). Writing a sentence in this... read more

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