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Can I use 'slew' in a formal essay?

In a formal essay, can the phrase He had a slew of mental and physical illnesses be used?
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Usage of word “those” in an essay

I am writing critical analysis essay on philosophical paper. It is an undergraduate 1000 words task. I have a sentence: (contents of philosophical paper) contradicts with what idea 1, idea 2, and ...
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Essay Formatting Question: Use of examples [closed]

Good day everyone; I hope I have signed up to the right forum because I am conflicted on a formatting issue. As of now, I am writing an essay for one of my classes in the APA format. Just for ...
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A more formal word for 'Screwed.' [closed]

Hi I'm doing a formal writing essay and I'm using a phrase from an online source. In this phrase it has Your screwed. Would I get away with having this phrase in the essay? If not what is an ...
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What tense should I use when writing about an autobiography? [closed]

I'm writing an essay comparing the views of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington. In parts of it I explain quotes from the story. (The quotes are in 1st person past-tense.) Should I use the ...
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Can I use “our” and “we” in a formal essay? [closed]

I am writing a formal essay, based on the following prompt Differing points of view make life interesting. I am finding it hard to avoid using "our" and "we" in the essay. For example, in the ...
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How to style the names of code libraries

How do you style the names of code libraries like jQuery or Django in a formal essay? Are they italicized like book titles?
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Explain the quote?

[We command all] Ministers of the so called reformed religion, who do not choose to become converts and to embrace the catholic, apostolic, and roman religion, to leave our kingdom
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Is this sentence constructed correctly? Also, would anyone be willing to read over a short essay? [closed]

A lack of capital and experience had always kept me from pursuing this dream, but no longer could I wait. I'm unsure whether or not the no longer could I wait fragment is correct. I have just ...
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Is there a formal word for people that are local to a place? [closed]

I wish to write about the people and language of a city I recently visited in an essay. Is there a word for people who are local to a place?
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How to avoid using lot of I's in the personal essay?

I am writing my statement of purpose for applying to grad school. When I read my statement of purpose I see a lot of I's. I did this I worked on this I want to I got to learn this ...
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Grammatical Erratum? [closed]

So I'm writing an essay , and have inserted the following phrase in it :- " .... to correct any spelling mistakes or grammatical erratum". Is it alright to use the word 'erratum' in this context? If ...
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How to differentiate between writing an introduction and a conclusion? [closed]

I know this sounds silly but bear with me. In the introduction, I state my thesis and briefly point out the ideas to follow. In a conclusion, I re-state the ideas that I have discussed in the body. I ...
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How to show people voicing their opinions in essays [closed]

In my essay, I'd like to show a group of people in a stadium crticizing a football team. I want to use direct quotes to show what different people in the group are saying but I am not sure how to put ...
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Is the term, gone from blank to blank, academically acceptable?

Is the term, gone from (blank) to (blank), academically acceptable? If not what alternatives are there to state the same thing in a more precise manner?
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How do I cite a Stack Exchange answer in MLA?

I'd like to cite an answer to a Stack Exchange question in an MLA-format paper. What's the correct way to do this? Should I cite the specific answer I'm using, or the question page as a whole, and if ...
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What does it mean to describe the 'inter-relationships' of two things?

Given the essay question: "Between Canada and Nigeria describe and explain the 'inter-relationships' between and among Health and Economic Development In your answer, focus on the ...
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What is the word to describe something that has hidden meaning?

I'm writing an essay (yay) on I'm the King of the Castle, by Susan Hill. I am trying to explain how the description of the atmosphere may have hidden meanings (e.g. the fact that Warings is a ...
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For a reflective essay, I need a substitute for the word “I” [closed]

I am writing a reflective essay for school and my teacher corrected me that I was repeating too much the word "I". He said: "I know this essay is about yourself, but is there another word than can be ...
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Difference between an 'Abstract' and an 'Introduction' in a feature article? [closed]

I have to write a feature article for school. However, I'm confused how an abstract [a summary of my points] is different to an intro [Where you outline the points you're going to be elaborating in ...
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One argument, multiple paragraphs? [on hold]

How do I structurally split up an argument into multiple paragraphs? Let's say I'm using two texts as evidence for one argument, and I want to devote one paragraph to each text. What would the ...
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How to list books in an essay (in-text)? [closed]

I would like to list in an essay three books that I read, I do not know how to do so in text.
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How do I say that I am certified in something in a personal statement?

In my personal statement, under the hobbies section, I am highlighting web development. I wrote something like this: Among my hobbies, I find web development to be the most interesting and I ...
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Does MLA require intext citations to include author's last name if you introduced his name earlier in your work? [closed]

I'm a bit unsure if I can go about excluding author last names in citations for a paper I've been writing. I have to compare two characters from different stories in the same anthology. I have quotes ...
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Use of personal pronouns in papers (research, etc.)

Back at university, I remember being told to never use personal pronouns in my dissertations. I was never given a reason, but I was told to avoid statements like The evidence leads me to believe. ...
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How to use refer to previous literature/researches in research papers?

If I am talking about the topic Singapore English and I want to briefly survey the previous researches on the same topic, does the following sentences sound natural in English? In literature on ...
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In film reviews/essays about a book or film, does the title of the movie/book always have to be highlighted/put in italics?

In film reviews/essays about a book or film, does the title of the movie/book always have to be highlighted/put in italics? I know that at the start you have to put the title in italics, e.g.: ...
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A better, more academic way of saying 'whether or not'

This is my sentence, and I was hoping to make it sound more academic: The aim is to ascertain whether or not the actors from the two films analysed can be considered to be heroes Is there a ...
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Analyzing rhetorical strategies used [closed]

This essay question prompts: Read the letter carefully. Then write an essay in which you analyze the rhetorical strategies Lewes uses to establish her position about the development of a writer. ...
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Doctor Jekyll (Ph.D.), I presume

I am writing an analysis paper (not related to title), an need to introduce someone with a doctorate in English. Do I write "Doctor [name]" or do I use suffix?
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How can someone become fluent and improve their writing skills? [closed]

How can someone become fluent and improve their writing skills? I've been learning English for many years and I still face many problems especially at writing(academic writing and writing in general) ...
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Am I using “namesake” correctly?

I am writing an essay about (among other things) Gutenberg's printing press and Project Gutenberg. I want to say something along the lines of "Gutenberg's press was so popular that current things are ...
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Avoiding the use of “the reader”?

I'm writing a response essay to Medieval Women's Visionary writings that possess power. In this essay I'm supposed to explain how two writers, that I've picked to write about, possess or don't possess ...
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Use of 'pagan' in an essay: is it acceptable or not?

I'm writing an essay right now and I'm deliberating whether or not I should use Pagan gods instead of Greek gods (to provide variation in the essay). I've looked up the word pagan in the dictionary ...
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How to quote from a book which is a collection of stories by various authors?

I need to quote a sentence from a book which is a collection of stories of various authors. So usually when quoting a book I would put something like "lalalalala"(John Doe p.101) Now I am not sure if ...