All it takes to hook your readers is one sentence. If you mess up the intro, you may never see them again. A good example of such a botch is redundancy and bloated writing. Check out this infographic with 80 examples of wordy expressions that muddy the meaning of sentences.
Have you ever stumbled over a comment from a native English speaker and been shocked by the grammar? It's not uncommon to see mistakes like 'your' instead of 'you're', or 'its' instead of 'it's. The fact is, even native speakers make mistakes. Here are 10 common writing mistakes that even native speakers of English often make.
Want to become a better writer? Basic writing follows rules and is more of a science. Advanced writing, on the other hand, is more of an art form. Here are 14 tips and tricks to make your writing stronger.
No matter your level of English, it's inevitable that sooner or later you’ll come across a fancy-sounding term derived from Latin. You are virtually guaranteed to run into Latin terms at work or in college. In this infographic, you'll find 52 of the most common Latin abbreviations, words, and phrases.
Let’s face it: Even native and fluent speakers of English often use common phrases the wrong way, or spell them wrong. If you want clear and mistake-free writing, you can learn more about these tricky terms in this infographic.
Is your vocabulary rich and spot-on enough to succeed at work? Here’s your go-to list of all the right things to say at work. Ready to upgrade your business communication? Bookmark or print this infographic and keep it as a handy cheat sheet for managing communications on the job.
Is your vocabulary large enough not to bore your readers to death? Every great writer has a vocabulary rich in variety. This infographic highlights 16 common adjectives along with a list of colorful alternatives to grip your readers and bring them back to life.
Just like food, your writing needs spice. This infographic will help you turn the most basic and mundane verbs into scintillating ones. Ready to upgrade your writing? Then take a look at this handy list of 16 common verbs, followed by a handful of interesting replacements for each one.
Do you know what distinguishes a so-so writer from a great one? Careful use of words, especially knowing when and when not to use a certain word. Even native speakers of English feel overwhelmed by this sometimes. Discover 20 cases of poor word choice, in this infographic.
Is your writing good enough to deal with the grammar police? This is the second part of our "44 Common Confusions" infographic series, which covers 22 of 44 commonly misunderstood, misspelled, or just tricky English words and phrases. It's time to ramp up your grammar defense. Take action, now.
What's your biggest grammar pet peeve? This first infographic of a set of two will help you to differentiate and overcome some of the most commonly confused English words and phrases. Many of them are annoyingly tricky. So take notes and start giving those grammar cops a run for their money.
Unlike fancy clothes, pretentious talk is likely to alienate people, not earn their admiration. This infographic tells you what not to say if you want to make a good impression. What words and phrases do you dread hearing? Check it out and let us know in the comments below.
As many professional writers will tell you, good writing is less about writing and more about editing. First, put your words on the page quickly. Then spend far more time polishing those words through your self-editing process. Do you want to become a better writer and a fierce editor? Then take a look at the following infographic.
Professional writers should not only have an exceptional command of the language, be creative, write with style, and possess a certain stick-to-it-iveness, but also avoid bad habits that can make or break your reputation and career. Take a look at this infographic and see which items you can work on.
Are you intrigued by meditation and interested in how it can help improve your writing. This simple guide will help you understand exactly what meditation is, how it can improve your ability to focus, how it increases your mental capability and creativity, and how you can get started immediately.
Do you know the technical differences between average, advanced, nuanced and thoughtful English writing? In this infographic you'll discover 7 secrets that will help you take your writing to the next level.
This infographic covers 12 common words and their often mistaken counterparts. Words that even professional writers and editors confuse from time to time. Do you know any words that look alike, sound alike, or both? Take a look to know how to use each one correctly and easily.
Can you start a sentence with But or And, or end a sentence with a preposition? Is it acceptable to split infinitives, or to write in first person? Uncover all that and more writing myths, in this infographic.
Know what exactly plagiarism is? In this infographic we're addressing everything you need to know about plagiarism, along with a set of easy-to-apply, practical tips to avoid future troubles with plagiarism.
It's time to put a halt on catchall exclamations and broad intensifiers, so ambiguous and overused that they really don’t mean anything anymore. Here are 14 examples of words that you might want to use less.
Find out how to write a clean, tidy, and effective cover letter. This infographic will guide you step by step through the process of picking the right format, give tips on how to organize and enhance it, and tell you what to include and what not.
Do you know how to use transition words? In this infographic, you'll not only find out what they are and when to use them, but also get to see a list of common, useful and powerful transitional expressions.
Take our list of overused words and phrases as a reminder to use them less often, or stop using them altogether; Because sometimes, the words we say don’t mean much. This infographic highlights 44 such terms, so nondescript and ubiquitous that many barely even notice their meaningless existence.
Do you know how to join two independent clauses, when to use commas to separate a nonrestrictive or introductory phrase, or how to make the subject and verb agree with each other? If you don't, take a look at these 11 essential grammar rules.
Repeating the word "said" too often can get annoying. Here are 222 words to use instead. Not all of them are synonyms but alternatives that can be used to give more color and expression to your writing. Use them with discretion as some words only apply to certain situations.
Blogging and commenting is a lot like marketing. You’re trying to convince someone with your opinion or certain facts. You want to be taken seriously. But is that possible if your post is full of writing mistakes? This infographic lists 18 common errors and explains how you can fix them.
This is a visual list of 111 alternatives for the word 'Great'. Take a look at this infographic to see 111 of the best, most creative synonyms and similar expressions for the popular adjective 'Great'.
Do you know the most common writing mistakes bloggers make on a regular basis? Find out more about run-on sentences, comma splices, dangling modifiers, that vs. which, your vs. you're, how to use quotes and apostrophes, and more of those easy-to-miss mistakes in this infographic.
Are boring words hurting your writing? Some words, when repetitively used, become boring for the reader. Consider using a synonym instead, which might help convey the meaning more vividly and accurately.
Not everyone in the U.S., Canada, Australia, or the UK writes perfect English. In this infographic we had a look at some of the most common writing mistakes that even English native speakers frequently make.
No matter if essay or sales copy, persuading your readers to agree with you can help convert them into paying customers or get you a higher grade for your next essay. Have a look at this infographic to find out how to maximize your persuasiveness and how to use it for your own benefits.
There are certain comma errors keep popping up. Here we cover the most common ones: the comma splice, the interrupter rule, the serial comma, interchangeable adjectives, introductory words, and the notorious dependant clause at the start of a sentence.
Need a great essay topic? One that polarizes people, one that is debatable and argumentative? You've come to the right place! This infographic lists ten controversial issues that work for essays in 2016 and beyond.
Even native English writers have been caught screwing up these words and phrases, which spell check often can't find. Idioms, homonyms, or words that sound alike, often present as an obstacle in comprehending words. Have a look at these 33 commonly misunderstood expressions!
Need to write an essay but can't decide on a topic? Don't know how to start and what pitfalls to avoid? What makes a good essay anyway? In this infographic, we've compiled a list of essential "must-know" tips to supercharge your essay writing skills.
Nobody can stand weak words. And neither can you. This infographic will help you identify and replace weak, meaningless words with stronger ones. You'll be surprised how a few simple word replacements can change the impact of your text completely.
Thinking of writing a book, struggle with getting started, keeping momentum, or finishing in time? Writing productively in a commercial setting is crucial for your success, and helps tremendously with tight deadlines. In this infographic we've compiled a list of the most inspiring quotes from those best-selling authors that were critically and commercially successful with their own work. Enjoy!
Ever wondered what the secret ingredients are to writing a book that people love to read? How is it that some writers are able to make a living from their passion and others aren't? Is finding the right publisher the key to unlocking the success of a novel? Have a look at this infographic and find out what we've discovered on our journey to find the answer to these questions.
What makes a good essay? This infographic will teach you, step-by-step, how to write a great essay, the pitfalls to avoid and golden rules to obey, and the most common stylistic mistakes. Better bookmark this now for your next essay!
Not only for journalists, this infographic is a must-read for anyone writing on a daily basis. It highlights the most common mistakes, what readers are put off by, consequences of grammatical mistakes in publications, and includes tips on how to make your writing better.
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.
Here some of the most controversial topics for 2014. If you need an idea or inspiration for an essay, have a look at our infographic and (please) share it with your fellow students or colleagues! Thank you.