How Many Paragraphs Is 1,000 Words?

This seemingly idle question may not be all that simple to answer. One thing is sure, 1,000 words all written without any paragraph spacing will drive your reader a little mad. The first point is clear: 1,000 words is a lot of words. Split it up into paragraphs for heaven’s sake, or expect your intended …

Are Words Symbols?

Symbolism is all around us, and although some symbols are universal, some concepts have symbolic significance that are purely individual. As I’m sure you’ve guessed, words are made up of symbols (the alphabet), but words also have a deep symbolic significance in themselves. Even your name is symbol that represents your identity! Words can be …

Paragraph Writing: How to Write a Good Paragraph

Although there are many opinions on how many types of essays there are, everyone seems to agree on what you need to formulate a good paragraph. You’ll probably have read that a sentence expresses a single idea. A paragraph is a group of sentences dealing with a similar idea. As soon as you move on …

The Different Types of Essays

To succeed at school, you need to be able to write different types of essays. Your teachers will seldom tell you exactly which type of essay you should be writing, so you need to be able to figure it out from the question you have been asked. Once you’ve identified the right type of essay …

What Are the Most Popular Words in Songs?

Are you writing a song? Would you like it to be really catchy? Why not go with what works for everyone, and use the most popular words found in hit songs? If you’re wondering whether there actually are words that songwriters continually resort to, it won’t take you long to hit on the word “love.” …

Is English the Hardest Language to Learn?

When we try to decide which language is the hardest to learn, we have a problem. Everything, but everything, is subjective. There are a lot of factors that contribute to language learning difficulties. Broadly, we could sum these up as: The language(s) you grew up speaking Your attitude Your personal context If you grew up …

Top Words for 2017

At the end of every year, we see a list of new words people started to use a lot and are being included in dictionaries as colloquialisms at the very least. We also come across popular words that always existed, but weren’t used much until some major event or trend triggered a revival. To make …

Top Writing Blogs to Check Out in 2017

Writing is a solitary occupation, but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own! While you use 2017 to try to up your word count and write that first novel, you don’t have to do it all by yourself. There are plenty of sources to generate inspiration and helpful tips in the year to come. If …

How to Write a Good Conclusion Paragraph

When you’re writing an academic essay, or any written report for that matter, you may be tempted to wrap things up as quickly as possible. You may even be tempted to just leave your reader hanging as soon as you’ve presented all the facts and arguments. If you do that, you leave your reader in …

How to Write a Thesis Statement (with examples)

When you write a paper or essay, you must have a thesis statement. What is it? It’s a statement of your position or point of view. You’ll use much of your essay backing this position up with supporting information, looking at counter-arguments, and generally explaining why you took this point of view. Remember, no thesis …