Jessica Malnik

Jessica Malnik

27 articles

Writing 101

Learn the subtle yet major differences between hyphens, em dashes, and en dashes. This guide includes helpful examples of how to use hyphens and dashes.

Writing 101

Do you know the differences between writing dates in US English and British English? Learn about the common mistakes in writing dates here.

Writing 101

When used correctly, commas help convey meaning and clarify your writing. Here we cover the four main types of commas and how to use them effectively.

Writing 101

Do you know how and when to use apostrophes correctly? Here we cover the three main use cases for apostrophes, including helpful examples.

Writing 101

Do you know when to use colons, semicolons, em dashes, and en dashes? This is the ultimate guide for using some of the most effective punctuation marks.

Writing 101

Do you know the difference between sentence case and title case? Learn all about the different writing case styles with plenty of examples here.

Writing 101

Do you know the difference between straight quotes and curly quotes (aka smart quotes)? Learn about their use cases and how to type them on Mac or PC.

Writing 101

Do you know the difference between single quotations and double quotations? Learn the most common rules and the Golden Rule of quotation marks here.

Writing 101

An ellipsis is a versatile punctuation mark. Discover what it is, how many dots are needed, and examples to help you use ellipses in your writing.

Writing 101

The ampersand is a sign for the word “and.” Read on to learn how to properly use an ampersand in a sentence.

Writing 101

In this post, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know about the use of the Oxford comma, including examples of the correct and incorrect way to use it.

Writing 101

In this post, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know about prepositions, what they are, and some practical examples.

Writing 101

Looking to sharpen your skills as a student or pursue a career in writing, this post covers everything you need to know about the writing process.

Writing 101

In this post, we’ll discuss what paraphrasing is and the potential to elevate your writing and give you a better understanding of the research.

Writing 101

In this post, we’ll share the basics of spelling, tips for improving your skills, and a few of the most commonly misspelled English words.

Writing 101

In this post, we’ll help clear it up by answering the most common questions about gray vs. grey and the correct spelling.

Writing tips

Capitalization rules are more complex than they might seem. Discover ten of the most common rules along with examples to help you understand.

Writing 101

Quotations have the power to elevate your written work when used correctly. We will show you the difference between quoting and paraphrasing.

Writing 101

This guide to help you understand how citing your sources works and a breakdown of the tools you can use to generate citations and bibliographies.

Writing 101

Let's discuss the consequences of plagiarism and give you an understanding of what plagiarism is. Here are a few common types of plagiarism to watch out for

Writing 101

We’ll cover what common knowledge is and how to recognize it in your writing. These are all examples of common knowledge.

Writing 101

Here are eight of the most common plagiarism checker tools available to help you assess your content before you hit publish.

Writing 101

There are multiple types of plagiarism and they aren't all created equal. Discover the 7 most common types so you can avoid them in your writing.

Writing 101

Using the passive voice isn't a grammatical mistake. It’s a matter of stylistic preference. We cover the ins and outs of the passive voice.

Writing 101

Plagiarizing now comes in multiple forms, and many instances are accidental. Intentional or not, stolen copy can cause a problem.

Writing 101

Did you know that it is possible to plagiarize your own writing? In this post, we cover everything you need to know about self-plagiarizing your own work along with how to avoid it.

Writing 101

Plagiarism can be a real issue. In this article, we’ll cover the basics to help you avoid plagiarism in five simple steps.