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How To Write A Great Essay Abstract With 4 Simple Questions

How To Write A Great Essay Abstract With 4 Simple Questions

Do you want to know what an abstract must contain? You’ll discover that right now. But first, it’s not every time you’ve got to write an abstract. If you’re not sure whether you need it for your essay entry or not, read this first: When Should You Write – Or Not Write – An Abstract? […]

When Should You Write – Or Not Write – An Abstract?

When Should You Write – Or Not Write – An Abstract?

Have you ever been stuck between writing an abstract to accompany your essay – or not doing so? Chances are high you’ve once been in the dilemma. It’s a decision essayists often have to make. I’ve had to take that decision many times, and I’ve learnt some vital rules of thumbs in the process. We’re […]

5 Little-Known Visual Illustrative Tools To Make Your Essay Stellar

5 Little-Known Visual Illustrative Tools To Make Your Essay Stellar

Did you ever use a table of contents or a picture in your essay contest entry? Most people don’t. Few people do so, and it always give them a great edge – if properly used. Today, we’ll examine five visual illustrative tools that can make your entry in an essay contest more compelling and improve […]

10 Common Mistakes That Make Your Essay Mediocre – And How To Avoid Them

10 Common Mistakes That Make Your Essay Mediocre – And How To Avoid Them

Do you ever wish you could write a flawless essay competition entry? Well, it’s possible. It’s not entirely easy but it can become effortless. The same way a child starts to walk or an adult masters a new language and speaks it without thinking. I edit and critique essays for friends and students often and […]

Redefining The Writing Process: What You Can Learn From Peter Elbow

Redefining The Writing Process: What You Can Learn From Peter Elbow

Your secondary school English composition teacher lied! He taught you – and me too – a fundamental trash about how the craft of writing takes place. He said you never should try to express yourself in writing until you’ve figured out the precise meaning you intend. So what’s wrong in that? Plenty. I’ll share with […]

How Not To Seek Writing Help — A Guide For The Cheeky And Clueless

How Not To Seek Writing Help — A Guide For The Cheeky And Clueless

Standing on the shoulders of giants, as Isaac Newton revealed, can be helpful in becoming a better writer. But I’ve observed and I’m worried lately that not everyone understands how to do that. In the other way round, some people are laughably clueless as not to know the basic, everyday etiquettes of seeking and getting […]

5 Essay Formatting Guidelines That Can Make Or Break You

5 Essay Formatting Guidelines That Can Make Or Break You

Did you know that allotting 5 minutes to format your already well-written essay can determine whether your entry wins a  prize or not? If you’ve entered one or two essay competitions, you should know that essay contest organizers invariably require entrants to abide by some rules. These rules can be categorized into writing guidelines, editing […]