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Academic Writing

Here's all you need to know about making your academic writing impactful and worthy of that A+ grade.

All About Citations

In college writing, a citation indicates a source of information. Its goals are to inform readers that certain material in the work came from an outside source and to help them identify and find the source of that material. A citation provides the following information: Author of the source material Title of the work Name […]

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How to Use Et Al.

The Latin phrase et al. finds frequent usage in academic papers and bibliographies. It often appears alongside the name of the author in citations as shown below:  Johnson et al. (2020) Naming more than two authors for a cited source is likely to make the citation long and even difficult to follow and/or remember. Et […]

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Using First Person Pronouns in Academic Writing: Is It Allowed?

Whether or not first person personal pronouns (such as I, we, etc.) have a place in academic writing has been a topic of confusion for a long time now. In fact, many university students have a preconceived notion that they must avoid the use of such pronouns at all costs in essays and research papers. […]

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Bartleby Write

Make the most of Bartleby Write's myriad of features with the help of our detailed guides.

Analyzing Long Essays with Bartleby Write

Bartleby Write now supports analysis of essays up to 12,500 words. This means that you can get help with plagiarism, spun-text detection, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and citation analysis on essays up to 50 double-spaced pages. Long-essay analysis is handled offline, and Bartleby Write will notify you when the results are ready. Here’s how it works: […]

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Using Bartleby Write Essay Builder

Essay Builder is an easy-to-use tool to help you get started on your essay. It supports multiple types of essays and will lead you through each part of your essay by giving you instructions, sample text, and links to additional resources. It also tracks your progress throughout. Additionally, you can choose to switch between build […]

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Uploading Citations

If you’re using a third-party Reference Manager to create your citations, you can now use the Upload Citations tool on Bartleby Write to add them to Bartleby Write’s citation manager. The citation upload feature supports the industry-standard Research Information System (RIS) format, which is available as an export format from most Reference Manager systems. Benefits […]

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Grammar

No matter what your grammar woes, we have all the answers you need! Take a look at our easy-to-follow guides for all things grammar here.

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Most have heard the old phrase “comparison is the thief of joy.” However, this saying ignores the fact that comparison plays an essential role in critical thinking and communication—in fact, this phrase itself compares comparison with a thief. So while comparison may make us jealous, we need comparison in order to make decisions, to write […]

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Primary Verbs: Doing Double Duty

Love is a tricky thing. One minute it is showering you with happiness and warmth, and the next moment, it has taken your joy away. Oh yes, love has much to offer, and it does so much for us, But it doesn’t give us much unless we love ourselves first. Do you like my poem? […]

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Synonyms and Related Words: Swaps to Help Your Writing

Synonym: one of multiple words or expressions that have the same or similar meanings Glad and happy are synonyms. Related word: one of multiple words that share a context-specific overlap in meaning, without serving as exact synonyms Excited and happy are related words. Do you ever feel like your writing recycles the same five or […]

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Plagiarism

Wondering how to keep your academic writing plagiarism-free? Look no further. Our articles will give you the lowdown on everything from detecting plagiarism to which style guide to follow to ensuring you cite your sources right.

Inspiration Vs. Plagiarism – How to Get Ideas Without Stealing

Plagiarism – a word that strikes terror into the hearts of the most intrepid writers everywhere – refers to the act of copying someone else’s work and passing it off as one’s own. It is a wrong and unethical practice and can have dire consequences for writers. In fact, it can get students expelled from […]

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7 Types of Plagiarism

Plagiarism (copying someone else’s work and passing it off as one’s own) is not a new phenomenon in academia. The advent of technology has made it easier not only to plagiarize but also to bring instances of plagiarism to light. Not all acts of plagiarism, however, are alike. There are many types of plagiarism and […]

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All About Citations

In college writing, a citation indicates a source of information. Its goals are to inform readers that certain material in the work came from an outside source and to help them identify and find the source of that material. A citation provides the following information: Author of the source material Title of the work Name […]

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Punctuation

Find the answers to all your mind boggling punctuation questions in our guides here.

Capitalization in Sentences

As Lauren planned the final semester of her master’s degree program, she asked herself an age-old question: Should I do a paper, or a project? At first consideration, the rules about when to capitalize, or when to use a capital letter to begin a word, seem elementary: capitalize a letter when starting a sentence. But […]

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American vs British Spelling

English spelling can be quite convoluted to master as it is, given the gap between it and the pronunciation of the words. Adding to that confusion is the variation in spellings for the same words in America and the UK. The right version is likely to depend on which side of the Pond the writer […]

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Using the Apostrophe

The apostrophe (’) is one of the most widely used punctuation marks in the English language. Everyone who knows the language is sure to have used them extensively. Yet, situations often arise while writing, regarding the usage of apostrophes, that can cause much confusion, even in veteran writers.  How Are Apostrophes Used? The two commonly […]

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Writing Tips

Check out our writing tips and tricks to ensure your academic writing is nothing short of stellar.

Writing Vocabulary: Why It Matters and Strategies to Expand Yours

Vocabulary (noun): the body of words someone knows and uses in their writing and speech Compare the following sentences: Sentence one: The man felt sick when he woke up, so he walked to the store and said “Give me some Tylenol.” Sentence two: A grisly man, nearly eighty years old, awoke to a pain in […]

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How to Title Your Essays with Ease

Settling on a title for your essay can be challenging. Sometimes, it may not even seem important after all the research and hard work that goes into writing the essay itself. This could result in a very well-written, but sloppily titled essay. Unfortunately, that hurts your work more than you can tell.   Why are Titles […]

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Tone Vs. Mood in Writing

It is important to define and distinguish between tone and mood while writing or analyzing a text. The differences between the two literary terms are subtle and they often seem interchangeable. However, they are definitely not synonyms. The use of tone and mood can make a noticeable difference to how readers respond to a text, […]

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