Category Archives: Academic Writing
How to Work Quotes into an Essay

Quoting sources is essential in academic writing. But you can’t simply copy a passage you’ve found in a book and dump it just anywhere in your essay if you want it to make sense. As well as citing...

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04/06/17

6 Tips on Writing a Personal Statement

When applying to university, you might be asked to write a personal statement. This is where you can sell yourself as a person and student, adding something to your application that grades alone can...

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04/06/17

Vancouver Referencing – Citing a Book

Vancouver is a Canadian city known for having the world’s longest wooden suspension bridge (and for being really rainy). But it’s also the name of a referencing system, which is more relevant to o...

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14/06/17

Dissertation Advice: How to Use the Appendix

Unlike the human appendix, the appendices at the end of your dissertation are very valuable… OK, we know that research has shown that the human appendix is useful. But we needed a snappy opening lin...

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04/06/17

Oxford Referencing – Repeat Citations

Oxford referencing is a footnote citation system used by many universities. If you’re reading this, we imagine you’ve been asked to use this type of referencing in an essay! Unfortunately, there a...

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08/06/17

Oxford Referencing – Citing a Website

With computers everywhere, it’s common to cite websites in academic writing. With Oxford referencing, you’ll need two things for this: footnote citations and a bibliography entry. The format for O...

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MLA Referencing – Citing a Conference Paper

Whether you’ve attended in person or read a report afterwards, conference papers can be useful sources for an essay. But MLA referencing has specific rules for how to cite a conference paper, so tak...

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24/04/17

Punctuation Tips: How to Use Quotation Marks

Using quotation marks is essential in academic writing, especially when you’re using somebody else’s words. Failing to show that you’re quoting a source could even be seen as plagiarism! In this...

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13/04/17

APA Referencing – How to Cite a YouTube Video

With the internet fast becoming all-encompassing, it is perhaps unsurprising that YouTube and other online materials have become legitimate sources for academic writing. When using APA style referenci...

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