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Make your text more readable

According to Dr Alison Yeung Yam Wah at the University of Surrey, who researches the writing strategies of academics, ‘readability’ is one of the key ingredients of successful academic papers. Yet academic writers frequently make their text hard to read…

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Add verbal highlights

Want to inject energy into your writing? Try turbocharging your verbs to make your writing more powerful - James McConnachie explains how.
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When the blank page is your friend

I’m always reading about the tyranny of the blank page, the terror of starting something new. But once you’ve got going, when you’re drafting, and especially when you’re editing, the blank page can be your friend. When I can’t see…

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