Research Outline Tip: Think “Square” Rather Than “Line”

Need to write an outline in a hurry? Want to speed up your research? Generally, when research writers need to develop an outline, they think in linear terms -- i.e., I need to cover A, B, C, and D.  While this works in some cases (such as when developing a narrative or a progressive argument), linear thinking can sometimes inhibit creative ...
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Basic Writing Rules: The Foundation of Good Writing (Ch. 1)

Good writing can be thought of as a pyramid.  At the foundation, these basic rules underlie more advanced ones.  As you start writing, make sure that you remind yourself of these basics.  Then, as you continue to write, return to these to make sure that you are still following them.  That said, here are a few tips to keep in ...
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One-Day Proofreading Costs and Benefits

One-day proofreading is a unique approach to proofreading.  Rather than charging in small increments, such as other websites, PaperBlazer uses a simple day-based approach to save you money.  In other words, you can order by the half-day, full-day, or if you have more time, 3 days. How does it work?  Here are the basics: You pay one price for a range of …

Thesis Statement Basics: “What is a Thesis?”

A thesis statement is a main, organizing sentence that summarizes what you intend to demonstrate or prove.  In other words: A thesis statement is usually one sentence that organizes the entire paper.   At a minimum, a thesis describes what will be discussed in the paper. An excellent thesis statement goes beyond mere description and states what will be argued (i.e., what is the …