1. Essay Writing Guide

When writing an essay, the first step is to choose a topic.  For this you first have to decide what direction your essay is going to take – is it going to persuade the reader to share your point of view, is it going to explain how to complete a task, or ….. MORE

     (i) A Narrative Essay tells a story. This story is usually an experience or an event from the author’s past, a recent or ongoing event or experience, or ….. MORE

     (ii) An Explanatory Essay, also called an Expository Essay, presents other people’s views, or reports an event or a situation. It conveys ….. MORE

     (iii) A Cause and Effect Essay is concerned with causes (why things happen) and effects (what happens as a result). In other words, it explains ….. MORE

     (iv) A Descriptive Essay gives details of how something looks, feels, tastes, smells, sounds, or makes one feel. It can also ….. MORE

     (v) An Argumentative Essay, also called a Persuasive Essay, aims at stating and defending a position on some issue. It is built around a specific ….. MORE

     (vi) A Comparison and Contrast Essay involves comparing and contrasting two subjects. In other words, it shows how two things ….. MORE

     (vii) A Definition Essay is an essay that defines, explains, and exemplifies something. It could be something concrete, or an abstract concept. The aim is ….. MORE

     (viii) A Process Essay describes a procedure. It gives a step-by-step explanation of a process that leads to an ….. MORE

2. Resume Writing Guide

Writing a resume can intimidate anyone. How should I start? What should I write? What points should I include? What format should I use? These are just a few of the questions that can bother anyone. But if you keep a few things in mind, ….. MORE

3. Resume versus Curriculum Vitae

There is often confusion between the words resume and curriculum vitae or CV in short. What exactly is the difference, or similarity, between a resume and a curriculum vitae? ….. MORE

4. Cover Letter Writing Guide

A cover letter is a letter of introduction, a letter that a job seeker should never send his or her resume without. This letter is what tells the employer what type of job you’re interested in and ….. MORE

5. Business Letter Writing Guide

A business letter should be aimed at the reader’s needs. What are the reader’s needs? They are relevant information presented in an ….. MORE

6. Research Proposal Writing Guide

When you apply for a research degree, like a PhD, you are asked to write a research proposal as part of your application. The aim of the proposal is to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project in your chosen field, and that ….. MORE

7. Business Proposal Writing Guide

Writing a business proposal has no set rules for composition or layout. A business proposal is meant to persuade your prospective client. So what it should do is ….. MORE

8. The Difference between Formal and Informal Writing

When it comes to writing in English, there are two main styles of writing – formal and informal. Consider these two examples: ….. MORE

9. Paraphrasing versus Summarizing

The terms paraphrasing and summarizing often confuse students of English. This is not surprising since the two mean very similar things with just a slight difference. ….. MORE

10. The Difference between Copy Editing and Content Editing

There is often confusion between the terms copy editing and content editing. At times one is taken to mean the other, and at other times …… MORE


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