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February, 22, 2011

Using Paraphrases and Summaries in Essays

Firstly, let’s make it clear for you what paraphrasing and summarizing are. When you paraphrase, you use your own words for expressing someone else’s ideas. When you summarize, you highlight only the main points of someone else’s work. Essay writing requires both paraphrase and summary as the usage of both these techniques gives the writer an opportunity to write other people’s ideas without introducing quotations.

February, 16, 2011

Using Quotes in Essays

There are many questions that could appear when you start writing an essay and need to use a quote in your essay. As we strive for helping students to find solutions to their problems, below you will find the right answer to any question you have regarding the usage of quotes in essays.

February, 15, 2011

How to Avoid Plagiarism

How many times have you heard that you would be punished for plagiarism? How many times have you received lesser marks that you were supposed to get only become you copied someone’s work? Thousands of students are aware of the bad sides of plagiarism and they still continue practicing it because all the warnings are not as strict as they seem. Actually, copying your friends’ essay, borrowing the whole passages from the books – these is what meant by the word plagiarism in it essence.

February, 13, 2011

Writing the Literature Review

Literature review is a report of works on a certain topic published by researchers and scholars. Literature review is usually an introductory part of an essay, research report, or thesis. Do you know what the main aim of writing a literature review is?

February, 11, 2011

Writing the Book Review

Before writing a book review, you’d better spend 10 minutes and read the guideline that aims at making this process easier and understandable for you. If you think that analytical/critical review of a book is easy as it is a simple summarizing of various issues, then you are wrong and risk writing a bad book review.