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Choosing a Thesis Topic. Next week is registration for fall semester, which means Economics majors planning on graduating will be signing up for thesis seminar!

Choosing a Thesis Topic

This year the economics thesis will become an “In Progress” course, which will allow thesis students to have two semesters to write their theses, and students can choose between three professors. The economic thesis professors are Kate Stirling, Matt Warning, and Bruce Mann, and the structure of the classes are designed to be similar. They all, however, have different research backgrounds and foci as economics professors. It is recommended that thesis students choose a professor that focuses what you want to study. Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice.

There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky.

Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice

When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” Or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! TED-Ed has put together a list of four of our favorite grammar and language lessons to get your next piece of writing in tip-top shape. First, let’s look at the often-confusing comma. What about the Oxford comma? Overcoming the 10 Biggest Obstacles to Creating. By Leo Babauta.

Overcoming the 10 Biggest Obstacles to Creating

Common Mistakes in Writing. Some writing mistakes are very common and frequently seen in both printed material and online.

Common Mistakes in Writing

This page details some of the most common and easily avoidable writing mistakes. By learning to recognise such errors you can improve your writing skills and avoid common writing mistakes in the future. You should also read our Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar pages to aid your understanding of the writing process and help you avoid other mistakes. Remember mistakes in writing can be embarrassing and costly - would you buy from a company whose marketing material was peppered with common mistakes that could have been easily avoided?

Copywriting 101: How to Craft Compelling Copy. Single Quotation Marks Versus Double Quotation Marks. Today's topic is single quotation marks versus double quotation marks.

Single Quotation Marks Versus Double Quotation Marks

SPONSORED BY AUDIBLE.COM, the Internet's leading provider of audiobooks with more than 75,000 downloadable titles across all types of literature, including fiction, non-fiction and periodicals. For a free audiobook of your choice, go to audiblepodcast.com/gg. How to Use Double Quotation Marks Most people think of double quotation marks as being for quotations, which they are, but they also have other legitimate uses. For example, double quotation marks are often used around the title of a short work such as a magazine article or an episode of a TV show. The “Here Come the Suns” episode of Eureka was hilarious. The rules for longer works such as books are tricky.

Double Quotation Marks for Scare Quotes Double quotation marks can also be used sometimes to indicate that a word is special in some way. Women achieved “equality” when they were granted the right to vote in 1920. Double Quotation Marks for Words Used as Examples. 12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writing. By Johnny Webber 1.

12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writing

Words-to-Use.com – A different kind of thesaurus. 2. OneLook.com – One quick dictionary search tool. 3. 4. 5. 750words.com – Write three new pages every day. Een goed verhaal zorgt voor een onuitwisbare indruk. Als communicatieadviseur wil je dat jouw organisatie een onuitwisbare indruk maakt waarover gesproken wordt.

Een goed verhaal zorgt voor een onuitwisbare indruk

Als bestuurder wil je jouw visie begrijpelijk overbrengen zodat mensen horen en begrijpen wat je bedoelt. Improve Your Writing Skills: Knowledge and Experience (Fair) Business Writing Skills Tutorial: Learn How to Write More Effectively. 02 Know How to Write Well. Outlining, Writing, & Brainstorming using Mapping, Graphic Organizers and other Visual Thinking Techniques. APA Formatting and Style Guide.

Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

APA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors:Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell KeckLast Edited: 2014-11-11 10:20:40 Reference citations in text are covered on pages 169-179 of the Publication Manual. 12 Useful Websites to Improve Your Writing. Punctuation Tips. How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word. Find a Subject You Care About Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about.

How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word

It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. I am not urging you to write a novel, by the way — although I would not be sorry if you wrote one, provided you genuinely cared about something. A petition to the mayor about a pothole in front of your house or a love letter to the girl next door will do. How to use a semicolon. Writing Tips: Using Sentence Length to Mirror Action. Long, short, and in-between: more is communicated in the length and rhythm of our sentences than most of us suspect.

Writing Tips: Using Sentence Length to Mirror Action

One of language's most fascinating tricks is its ability to mirror the action it depicts. For example, look at this piece of narrative: "The squirrel fidgeted, twitching its tail, as I inched closer with my hand outstretched. How to Write Damn Good Sentences. 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very'. A posthaven user upvoted this post. — habebaakiar 3 years ago.