March 16, 2016

Learn a mnemonic for keeping "there," "their," and "they're" straight; find out why using "one" is a bad idea; and learn the difference between just making a claim and actually proving it. Plus, advice about what to write about for a personal statement.

March 9, 2016

Answers to frequently-asked questions about grammar, essays, and writing in general. In this episode, I tell you whether or not you can start a sentence with "because"; how to avoid overusing "and"; when you should use a thesaurus; why a quote isn't so great in an essay introduction; and how to think of a counterargument for a persuasive essay.