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Spelling Tips: Silent Letter Errors

‘Shhh!’ said the letter N to the letter K. ‘Don’t make a sound. If the humans can’t hear you, they’ll never know you’re here at the start of “knickers”. And they can’t spell you if...

Essay Tips: Footnotes and Endnotes

When writing an essay, anything that could win you extra marks is welcome. As such, why not use every single bit of the page to your advantage? Effective use of footnotes and endnotes, for example, ca...

6 Overused Words (And What to Say Instead)

You don’t want to sound like everyone else, do you? In that case, you need to pick your words carefully. This is especially true for essays, as certain terms are overused all the time in academic wr...