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Word Choice: Refute, Rebut or Rebuke?

‘Refute’, ‘rebut’ and ‘rebuke’ all look similar on the page. In addition, they’re all verbs that describe things you might want to do to someone you disagree with. It’s no surprise, th...

Repeat Citations in Chicago Referencing

If you’re writing an essay and you have a useful source, chances are you’ll want to cite it more than once. However, some referencing systems have special rules for repeat citations. This is parti...

Microsoft Word Tips: In Depth on Indentation

Many people use ‘Tab’ to indent something in Microsoft Word, but this can cause issues during editing (e.g. having to delete gaps when combining paragraphs in an essay). As such, the alternative i...

3 Ways to Avoid Biased Language in Essays

There’s an old phrase that goes, ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me’. But while this might be true in physical terms, it ignores the power of biased language. Th...