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BETA NOT

BETA THAN YOU

BETA ROUND THE BUSH

BETA THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

BETA, MISTREATA

BETA NOT

For a blog post on beta readers it seems appropriate to have a range of options for the title. 611 more words

Writing

Long subjects

A Most Serious Subject by Stuart Richards, Attribution-NoDerivs Licence

In scientific writing, there can be a tendency to write really long subjects in sentences. The subject is the thing which the sentence is about. 337 more words

Writing Mechanics

Compound adjectives

Cookie Pug in Red by Moro Fenrir, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Sometimes when we use more than one word as an adjective we need to join those words with a hyphen to show they belong together and make our meaning clear. 147 more words

Writing Mechanics

Vague antecedents

Who??? by John Carrel, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Words like “this” “these”, “it”, “their” “they” refer to other words. The words they refer to are nouns that have occurred previously. 132 more words

Writing Mechanics

Proofreading

The squirrel proof bird feeder, by Kathi, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Everyone makes mistakes when they write and so everyone has to proofread. But it can be hard to spot mistakes in your own work, because you know what you meant to write and that stops you seeing what you actually did write. 26 more words

Academic Writing

Get more productive with freewriting

You may have heard about freewriting as a method to overcome a writing block. I have committed to it for three weeks and can attest that it works. 700 more words

Grant Writing

Using headings to help your writing

HEADING WEST by M.G.N. – Marcel, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License

Headings are a brief summary of what is contained in a section of work. You can therefore use them to help you get an overview of your document and whether the sections are ordered in a way that makes the most sense. 21 more words

Academic Writing