Think Beyond the Borders: How to Write Creatively About Ordinary Things

In my posts, I often use creativity for problem-solving, visualization or art.  My choice of creativity is very structured and productive. But there are many forms of creativity. In this post, Michelle Brooks uses creativity as a form of inspiration. She even uses her own word for it: extraordinification . I think you will love it and …

Making sense of a message

Sometimes long messages contain very little information, and other times very short message may be densely packed with details and actionable info. In this article, I want to explore what this actually means for all of us. For today’s reading, I have chosen articles here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Reading and …

How to Write Better if You Are Not a Native English-Speaker?

For me as well as a half or our readers, English is not the first language. This does not mean that we cannot read and write as well or better than most native speakers. In this post, a Hungarian journalist explains her way to master the English language. My way was different and passed through conference …

Write My Research Paper: 3 Hints to Find Relevant Help Online

Most of our students are overworked and overstressed. This is a common condition of our age. While we recommend doing your own research, you may be hard pressed to hire someone who can help you. Personally, I have never hired ghostwriters, and do not recommend anyone to do this. If you need to hire a …

8 Reasons to Improve Your Writing While Studying at University

We all had a fair selection of writing classes at school and in the Universities. Most of these classes were very poor. From the writing classes I took in the University, only one was decent and practically useful. Yet, University could be the best place to learn writing skills for some. In this guest article, …

5 Tips To Improve Your Writing In Academic English

There are many resources on how to write better, yet most of these resources are too specific, too generic or poorly written. This guest article by Carol Duke captures the essence of writing in academic English as a set of simple and clear bullets: rules to live by as a writer. I hope you will …

6 Ways For Bilingual Students To Edit Their Own Papers

Bilingual students have slightly bigger and more creative brains. And they need these brains to master the hard task of multilingual communication. Many bilingual students have issues writing, editing and proofreading their papers. Students with dyslexia share many of these ploblems, often in a much stronger form. In this guest post, Freddie Tubbs addresses the …

Feeling the books

When we are looking for new information, we read as fast as we can to understand the text and retain the knowledge within. This is the reason why people take speedreading classes. Occasionally, I need to deal with the opposite challenge: reading the text for the maximal emotional impact. For example, when reading fiction or some …

Funny, animals, and scientists

Every year, my April 1st article is dedicated to humor. Humor is very basic to what makes us humans. Babies laugh well before they can walk and talk. Some animals, like rats and apes, are also capable of laughter. Some scientists claim this is a side-effect of the mirror neurons which can be responsible for …

Benefits of writing fiction

Most of my writing is non-fiction. I have a friend who often tells me I really should write a fiction story. SOme of his arguments make sense. You can read more about benefits of writing fiction here, here, here, and here. Improved learning by writing We learn actively. Writing is an activity that forces us …