The Ultimate Guide to Global Reading Habits (Infographic)

Posted 12 May 2017, by

Brendan Brown

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 ...Read More

The Complete Guide to Editing and Proofreading for Students

Posted 12 Apr 2017, by

Dr. Duncan Koerber

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 ...Read More

The 20 Most Popular Books Throughout History (Infographic)

Posted 14 Mar 2017, by

Brendan Brown

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 ...Read More

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

Posted 16 Feb 2017, by

Brendan Brown

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 ...Read More

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

Posted 11 Feb 2017, by

Brendan Brown

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 ...Read More

11 Science-Backed Ways Writing Improves Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Posted 04 Jan 2017, by

Brendan Brown

For many of us, writing is just a practical tool. We use it to communicate our thoughts, ideas, and experiences with other people.  Other times we use it to share information, persuade, or as a creative outlet. Most of our writing today comes in the form of academic work, ...Read More