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Making Your Paper Longer

Making Your Paper Longer

It’s that point in the semester where you may be struggling to add a couple more pages to your papers before your final deadlines. We’ve gathered some tips to help expand your paper.

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One Word or Two

One Word or Two

... two lists of words/phrases that often get confused as to whether they are made up of a single word or more.

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How To Give Your Paper Closure

How To Give Your Paper Closure

One of the most debilitating parts of a paper can be the last 1 or 2 pages. At this point, you’ve managed to figure out the shape of your argument, you’ve gotten through your most important points and you’re ready to move on with your life. Overcoming the urge to just stop writing at this stage might be the true test of a writer’s mettle.

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Who/Whom

Who/Whom

How often do you use the word whom? If you are normal, then you probably don’t use it often. Whom is quickly falling out of use in casual speech, but it hasn’t yet disappeared from academic writing. In fact, it’s still quite important to know when and how to use it in a formal essay.

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