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These Blank Instagrams Are Really Stories Hidden In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts

< TAP IMAGE TO REVEAL THE STORY > Volunteering with 826 Valencia helps under-resourced students build their writing skills and proudly share their ide...

College Students: Use Essay Writing Services Strategically, Wisely

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 12.10.2016 | Education
Donna Marie Williams

It's the end of the semester, and the pressure is on to study for exams and complete final papers. A well written research paper or essay can mean the...

Punctuation: Colons Vs Dashes Vs Parentheses

Dianna Booher | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Dianna Booher

Punctuation can determine the interpretation of a contract, fix the price of your product, or alter the tone of your email. Never underestimate its im...

One Hashtag Reminds Us All Why Writing Really Matters

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts

A photo posted by 826 Valencia (@826_valencia) on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:53pm PDT Good writing is like running water; it’s easy to take for granted, bu...

Think Grammar Doesn't Matter? It Could Be Holding You Back From a Promotion

Grammarly | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business

Quality writing can help you get ahead in your career, but the opposite is also true. If you want to get ahead in the workplace, change careers, or find a job, then it's time to dust off that dictionary, thumb through your thesaurus, and get a grip on grammar.

Teaching Scientists in Developing Countries to Write

Ben Barber | Posted 02.14.2015 | Impact
Ben Barber

Kenyan scientist Faridah Hussein Were found it tough to publish her research in top journals until she took a new course designed by AuthorAID and Blacksmith Institute for a Pure Earth that taught her how to write for international journals.

How To Avoid The Writing Critique From Hell

| Posted 11.12.2014 | Home

By Writer's Relief staff: You’ve been burning the midnight oil, feverishly writing and rewriting. You’ve carefully weighed every word of your l...

Are You Breaking This Basic Grammar Rule?

| Posted 08.22.2014 | Home

Down with comma splices!

A New Reason Positive Sibling Interaction Is Important

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:23am EST (Reuters Health) - In large families, young kids can't always get a lot of individual at...

6 Things That Blogging Can Do For You

Brandon Suyeoka | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business
Brandon Suyeoka

The other day I was asked why do you blog? Of course I answered why not? But it got me thinking... why do people blog?

5 Essential Rules for Writing Your College Essay

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.24.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Here are five tips to help you get your creative juices flowing, discover good ideas, and put them onto paper for a piece of writing that genuinely stands out in a sea of clichés.

5 Business Writing Tips To Make Readers Hang On Your Every Word

Dan Roitman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Small Business
Dan Roitman

Your writing, after all, reflects your thinking. Disorganized or imprecise language often points to muddled thoughts, whereas direct, influential writing stems from a clear thought process.

The Real Business of Higher Education

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.02.2013 | College
Paul Stoller

If you go to college you should leave campus with a tool kit of skills that will guarantee a good paying job -- a good return on your educational investment. It's hard to argue with such an idea.

Janean Chun

The Single Biggest Sign Of Incompetence | Janean Chun | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business

If you confirm an interview with Kyle Wiens with a note that says, "See you their," you'll never be hired at iFixit. Wiens, CEO of the San Luis Obispo...

Illinois Schools Drop Writing Section From This Year's ACT Test, Forcing Some Students To Re-Take

Posted 01.11.2012 | Chicago

Illinois educators are warning high school juniors that the decision earlier this year to cut the writing portion from the ACT exams administered in p...

State Drops Writing From Standardized Tests, Worrying Educators

Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

The state of Illinois will no longer test its high schoolers on their writing skills, in a move that is designed to cut costs but leads some educators...

Best Creative Writing Exercises (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Writers block, oh, writers block ...please go away! Even though it's the bane of all writers' existence, there are a bevy of ways to bypass the darn...

Writing A Novel in Three Days: A New Sport? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

According to the organizers, the 3-Day Novel Contest has been called a "fad," an "idle threat," a "great way to overcome writers block," and "a trial ...