Paper topics are like rivers: the broad ones are very shallow, but the narrow ones are deep. Focus your topic, […]
Put your finger on the person/thing doing the verb (called the “agent”) in your sentences. If you can’t find one, […]
When researching, find more resources than you actually need. You can then narrow down to the most useful ones for […]
Write your thesis statement early, and re-write it often.
Sometimes it’s easier to write a good introduction if you write it last.
In general, if a work is too small to publish on its own, then it should have quotes around it […]
A semicolon is a very useful tool, for ; it can combine any two sentences one might normally combine with […]
Count the number of times you use the verb “to be” (is, are, was, were, etc.) on any given page. […]
At some point, every draft goes better with an outline. If you are a very structured thinker, make your draft […]
When proofreading your paper, try to set it aside overnight first. You can edit more effectively if you’ve forgotten what […]