Academic basic guides

Become familiar with essential rules of academic writing

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Emma Lee

Differences between US and UK English

You will learn the differences between US and UK English with this guide. We will give spelling, grammar, vocabulary, abbreviations, and formatting examples.

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Deniz Akcaoglu

Active and passive voice in writing

Learn the difference between the active and passive voice in writing and when to use them for maximum clarity and concision in your academic papers.

Ibrahim Akturk

First-person pronouns in academic writing

This article explores first-person pronouns in academic writing, such as when to use and avoid them and the differences between hard and soft fields.

Ibrahim Akturk

Common phrasal verbs in writing

Discover the common phrasal verbs in writing and their one-word synonyms. Then, learn how to make your writing more professional with our comprehensive guide.

Ibrahim Akturk

Tense selection in academic writing

Learn about tense selection in academic writing for essays, theses, and dissertations. Find out how to use tenses and modal auxiliaries.

Tamara Team

Transition words and sentences

Improve your writing flow and clarity by using transition words. Learn the usage and types, such as addition, contrast, cause-and-effect, and consecutive.

Ibrahim Akturk

Taboo words in academic writing

Learn how to avoid taboo words in academic writing, including informal expressions, subjective language, and vague phrasal words. Use this guide to ensure your writing is clear, structured, and formal.

Baris Yalcin

Capitalization in titles and headings

Learn about the three methods for capitalization in titles and headings: Title case, sentence case, and a combination of the two. Proper nouns, such as names of people and places, must always be capitalized.

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Ibrahim Akturk

How to write effective headings

Learn how to write effective headings to improve the organization and readability of your essay or research paper. Understand the difference between headings and titles, the length and level of headings, and how to use technical terms and formatting styles.