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College Essays – The Importance of Concision

When writing academic or technical text, strive to present your research and/or ideas in a concise manner. Some inexperienced writers try to add text to make their point sound more scholarly. In truth, wordiness can cloud your ideas and muddle your point. Most academic and technical authors should be very frugal in their use of […]

Proper use of the words your/you’re and whose/who’s

In the English language many words sound the same but have a different meaning or spelling. Two examples that are frequently misused are the words your/you’re and whose/who’s. In this sentence “Here is your hat” your is used correctly. But if the sentence read, “I like how your dressed” it would be incorrect. The correct […]

It’s versus Its

The English language has many exceptions to seemingly hard and fast rules, and these exceptions often cause problems for the novice writer. One such issue is the possessive form of the pronoun “it.” First, let’s remind ourselves of what a possessive form is. The possessive form of a noun or pronoun is used to show […]