Academic Writing Shouldn’t Be Boring

When you’re starting out writing in academia, which is generally going to be at university, it’s hard. You might write in first person, include blocks of quotations, and look on your previous writing with some negativity. I always used to ask myself, “Did I really write that? Wow, it’s a bit boring.” I then think about what I needed to include in my work, how I would entertain the reader (my lecturer) – and by entertain I don’t mean be funny, I mean so they have an easy time understanding your … [Read more...]

Are Most Students Night Owls When Deadlines Are Looming?

Finishing an essay at 3am when it’s going to be submitted at 11am. Sound familiar? That was a usual occurrence during my Bachelor’s degree and I know many different students who are the same now. We have busy lives with the different things both inside and off campus, and researching and writing an essay takes an awful amount of time – time that we sometimes don’t have. I’m really not sure of the psychology of writing against an impending deadline, but I’m sure there is something to it. … [Read more...]

Referencing and Making Your Paper Sound More Interesting

About the flow of papers and how you can do them better. … [Read more...]

What is Academic Proofreading?

A post about what it is and what it isn't. … [Read more...]

Writing Your Academic Essays With Purpose

Throughout your time in education you’ve no doubt written a few different essays and reports to submit to your teachers and lecturers, and these will have become more complex, difficult and challenging as you have progressed from school to college, and then on to university. The first significant part of the essay writing process is to make a plan of what you are going to write about.  Maybe you’ve been provided with a question from your lecturer or you have the freedom to write one yourself in … [Read more...]

What is a Proofreader?

You’re looking for more information about what a proofreader is and what this person actually does, especially if you’re a student. Well, these individuals – whether editors or proofreaders – check for consistency in your written English. A proofreader carefully reviews a piece of text, or an academic essay in your case, and ensures there are no errors, misspellings, grammar issues, or confusion in the arguments and tone of your paper. They clear up where those coffee fuelled late nights writing … [Read more...]

Proofreading Your Essay To Ensure It Has Impact

Whilst at university in the UK, you will no doubt be expected to research and write an academic essay for the different modules on your degree course.  It doesn’t really matter whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate as this process is pretty much the same for both types of courses, just that as a postgraduate you will most likely have had the experience of writing essays for an academic institution. The first step in the process is being given the topic or question to write about, and … [Read more...]