e.g. and i.e. both come from Latin. They mean different things and should not be used interchangeably. However, they are frequently confused and therefore misused. Read on to learn best practices and how to get it right.
You may think that cardinals and ordinals have something to do with sports teams, but here we’re talking about numbers. Mixing up cardinal and ordinal numbers is a common mistake when writing dates.
Did you know that there are different ways of alphabetizing? This post covers word-by-word and letter-by-letter alphabetization and outlines the differences between the two.
A quote I want to use includes an abbreviation that readers may not know and that I won’t be using again in my paper. Can I still use the quote, or do I have to paraphrase it?
I told my friend I was going to interview between six and eleven candidates for the position I’m hiring for. She says that I’m using the word ‘between’ wrong. Who’s right?
I use a few abbreviations when I write, including FBI and NATO. Sometimes I use ‘the’ before them, but other times it seems wrong. Is there a rule for this?
Is it “I’m good” or “I’m well”? If you answer “I’m good”, have you ever been told that your response is incorrect? Have you been told that “well” is the right answer to this question? Let’s dive into this topic today.
Graduate students and researchers in the social sciences are commonly asked to write their research papers and journal articles in accordance with APA Style. Unfortunately, three pervasive myths about APA Style impede them from meeting this expectation fully.
I have two sources by the same author but neither have a year of publication (they are n.d.). How do I differentiate between them?
How do I order reference entries by the same author and same year when a month is included? Do I include the months somehow (chronologically, alphabetically)?