Category: Academic Writing

The Singular “They”

The singular they?! Yes, the singular “they,” as in Everyone learns “their” ABCs or What one doesn’t know can’t hurt “them.” While the singular “they” has been a topic of much discussion lately, the...

One Space, Two Spaces

One mind-blowing change APA made in the 7th edition is the switch to using one space after a period rather than two. Why is this mind-blowing? After all, most publication styles such as MLA,...

Resource Spotlight: 3 NEW Effective Writing Podcasts

By Chrissine Rios, MA, Purdue University Global Writing Center, Tutor Until this week, Purdue University Global (Purdue Global) Composition students have had exclusive access to three new Effective Writing Podcasts from podcaster Kurtis Clements who...

Writing Center Resource Spotlight: Power Paragraphs

By Chrissine Rios, MA, Purdue University Global Writing Center Tutor A popular analogy compares paragraphs to building blocks. The analogy helps student writers understand that paragraphs are the units or individual points of a unified...