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Sexist and Gendered Language in Essays

It was once, as James Brown sang, a man’s world. But things have changed. Women have fought against traditional ideas of gender and taken their rightful place in politics, academia, business and man...

Vancouver Referencing (What You Need to Know)

Join us on a journey north. Out of Australia, across the ocean and all the way to British Columbia in Canada. There, we find a city called ‘Vancouver’. Among its many claims to fame, Vancouver has...

Word Choice: Between vs. Among

‘Between’ and ‘among’ are distinct terms. They are, however, both used when describing choices or relationships, which might be why some people use them interchangeably. Perhaps it’s their c...