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MLA Referencing – Social Media

Social media is everywhere these days. Some people still avoid it, but they’re basically the modern version of cavemen muttering about how this new ‘fire’ thing is just a fad. Even referencing s...

Word Choice: Lose vs. Loose

One ‘o’ or two? It makes all the difference with ‘lose’ and ‘loose’, which also sound similar when spoken. But what exactly is the difference? And how do you use these words correctly? In ...

6 Common Preposition Errors

Prepositions are tricky words, especially if you speak English as a second language. They’re common and mostly very short (e.g. ‘at’ or ‘on’), so they’re easy to mix up. Many have several ...

Essay Tips: How Can I Increase the Word Count?

If you’re significantly below the suggested word count on an assignment, you’re not likely to get full marks. This is probably why so many people ask us how to make their essays longer. However, i...