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Idiom Corner: Does the Exception Prove the Rule?

‘The exception that proves the rule’ is one of the most misused phrases in English. Yet it’s also one that most people will have heard, so it’s time to clarify how it should be used. So strap ...

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...

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...

Vocabulary Tips: Is Data Singular or Plural?

Some debates seem like they’ll never end. The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? White bread or brown bread? Did the moon landing really happen? Is ‘data’ singular or plural? And unfortunately, whil...