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Writing Styles

4 Writing Styles to Help You Ace Every Essay

Writing styles are like fashion styles. How you dress helps others understand who you are, describes a particular sentiment to those who see you, and signals a subconscious message to be interpreted by others. How you write will give similar signals to others that help them understand what you’re trying to communicate. Also, like fashion […]

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Five Struggles Faced by International Students and How to Overcome Them

5 Struggles Faced by International Students

Being an international student is an incredible experience. Many students travel from all over the world to attend universities in the United States and in Canada. While many of these students do very well in their new environments, most still face struggles at some point or another. Moving across the globe all by yourself—usually at […]

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How to Succeed in an Online Course

How to Succeed in an Online Course

You’re in your last semester of your undergraduate degree. Only five classes to finish before you cross that glorious finish line and leave the books behind. You have a couple of electives left to take, so you decide to take two online courses. This will be great! Without having to go to class, you’ll have […]

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Be Miserable at College or University

How to Be Miserable at College or University

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Back scratches. Led Zeppelin. Puppies. College success. What do these things all have in common? They are all so totally overrated. Let’s just think about this logically: Cookie dough and ice cream, together—why overdo the yumminess? Relieving itchiness with the appropriate application of friction—a pointless endeavor, really. You’ll probably […]

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Avoiding Gender Bias in Academic Writing

Avoiding Gender Bias in Academic Writing

Academic writing and research is becoming an increasingly globalized practice, and because of the Internet, journals are able to quickly and easily accept papers and studies from researchers around the world. A challenge for English as a Second Language (ESL) writers is that it is standard for many academic journals to publish in English, meaning […]

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