Academic Writing Style – APA and MLA Set the Standards

August 30, 2016 – 12:34 pm It’s back to school time again, all across North America. In fact, where I live many of the younger kids are already back to school. Most universities and colleges will be back in action after the Labor Day weekend. As we all know, school (at any level) is a place where ...

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Why You Should Develop Your Practical Writing Skills…

July 29, 2016 – 7:43 pm Did you know that the ability to write for practical purposes can be a very important and powerful ability? Really! Becoming proficient at letter writing, for both business and personal purposes, can help you advance in many different aspects of your life. As evidence of this, the following paragraphs describe a ...

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Don’t Neglect Your Resume Cover Letter

June 29, 2016 – 8:30 pm Recently, I was helping out both my daughter and a friend with the job application process. During this period I was reminded of how the focus among most job applicants is almost entirely on the resume or cv. Most often, the cover letter gets lost in the rush to apply, ...

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Words Commonly Confused and/or Misused (1)

May 31, 2016 – 12:41 pm A couple of years ago I posted a series of articles about words that are often used incorrectly. This is the beginning of another multi-part series on a similar subject but with even more confused and/or misused words than before. I’m starting the list of words in alphabetical order and ...

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Two Hundred Thousand Subscribers and Counting…

April 29, 2016 – 6:25 pm Time certainly does fly! It’s hard to believe that 15+ years have gone by since I offered my first free “writing help” courses via e-mail! In fact, over the past 15 years or so, more than 200,000 people in 220+ countries have signed up for one or more of my ...

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Proper Preposition Phrases

March 30, 2016 – 1:23 pm On a daily basis, I see and/or hear improper preposition usage. In fact, it drives me crazy when I hear supposedly well educated people on national radio and TV misuse common prepositions in their reporting of the news and current events. Just to be clear as to what I’m talking about ...

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Writing A Good Resume Is Essential

February 27, 2016 – 4:13 pm Making sure that you have a well written resume (or curriculum vitae) is always important. If you don’t take the time and trouble required to craft a good resume you will be sabotaging yourself. In fact, your resume or CV is likely to be one of the most important documents ...

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How To Keep A Letter On One Page

January 28, 2016 – 5:32 pm One of the key pieces of advice I include in all of my letter writing kits is that you should always try hard to keep a letter on a single page. In fact, about five years ago I made a post to this blog on that very subject. This article ...

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Writing Help Top 10 – 2015

December 30, 2015 – 2:18 pm During 2015 more than 2.5 million people from over 220 countries visited my various writing help websites looking for information and templates to help them with writing projects of every type. As usual, my year-end post to The Write Place Blog lists for you the Top Ten most popular writing help ...

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How To Write A Reference Letter

November 30, 2015 – 10:49 am At some point in life, many of us are asked by someone we know to write a general character reference letter on their behalf. If you haven’t been asked yet, it is likely you will be at some point. In fact, keyword searches and direct requests for information and samples ...

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