The Most Iconic Books Set in 150 Countries Around the World [Infographic]

Reading a book allows you to visit somewhere new, transporting you to the past, an imagined future, and entirely new worlds. The best books are set in locations that are so vivid they feel like another character in the story. Many books are written by a local author who knows the back streets and unspoken… Read more »

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Which Country Reads the Most? A Guide to Global Reading Habits (Infographic)

Reading is an activity that enriches our lives. As well as providing access to vast amounts of information and knowledge, we read for entertainment. Good stories provide an escape where your imagination can lift you away. When we read, not only are we improving our working memory, but research has shown that it makes us… Read more »

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The Complete Guide to Editing and Proofreading for Students

In my teaching over the past 15 years, I’ve seen thousands of poorly written student assignments. Poorly written assignments outnumber the good ones, and they force me to spend lots of time deciphering students’ meaning and writing extensive comments on errors. Most students need to spend more time in the revision stage fixing their grammar… Read more »

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The 20 Most Popular Books Throughout History (Infographic)

Although the term “blockbuster book” has only been coined recently, certain books have captured the public’s imagination well before Fifty Shades of Grey. Going back as far as the 10th Century BC, when I Ching was nothing more than thoughts scribed onto bamboo, we’ve been captivated by brilliant writing and story telling. Below Global English… Read more »

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23 Words or Phrases to Eliminate From Your Writing Today (Infographic)

William Strunk Jr. phrased it best in the must-have book for writers of all levels, Elements of Style: “Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not… Read more »

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The 110 Best Apps, Tools and Resources for Writers in 2017

For many of us, writing is a daunting proposition that easily leads to brain-freeze, confusion, and frustration at the sheer magnitude of the task. But take heart! Modern computing and the Internet have joined hands to make the process easier, whether you’re creating a brochure or business plan, researching a paper, or writing the world’s… Read more »

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