Writing Query Letters

A query letter is a writer’s first step to becoming a published author. The query letter is used to catch the attention of agents and editors and get them to start reading your manuscript. It needs to be captivating, well written, and articulate the atmosphere, world, and main conflict of your story, as well as [...]

Writing Conclusions

For this tip I’m going to talk about conclusions in academic papers. The Basics: The conclusion not only summarizes the thesis and main points of your paper, but it also shows how each point is connected to the whole. The thesis is the map to your paper so the conclusion both restates the path that [...]

Writing Introductions

An academic paper should include an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. For this tip I will focus on introductions. The Basics: The purpose of an introduction is to, for lack of a better word, introduce the topic of your essay. Think of it like a trailer for a movie.  It provides enough detail to explain to [...]