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Formatting Titles: Italics, Underline, Quotation Marks – Oh My!

In academic writing, authors occasionally need to refer to previously published works. However, given the myriad of formatting techniques used to highlight the titles of these works, such as italics, underlining, and quotation marks, new authors can easily become confused with the proper way to format these titles. Thankfully, the rules are not terribly difficult, […]

Idioms to Infinity

Yes, more idioms! When Jamie lost his job, he and Sharon had to put on hold their plans to buy a larger house. Jamie and Sharon must wait to buy a larger house because they can’t afford it. They’re putting their plans on hold the way a person on the phone might put a caller […]

Exam English

Exam English can be especially difficult for non-native English speakers. It requires a lot of self-editing – on the spot and under pressure. Here, some tips to organize your thoughts before you start writing: Don’t get too creative. Most exams – both standardized (e.g. the GRE) and university – expect your essay to follow a […]