Ampersand

Ampersand

The ampersand is friend to punctuation lovers, store owners with limited signboard space, and lazy people who can’t take the time to spell out “and” – for “and” is the meaning of this symbol, widely recognized visually but not always identified by name. Interestingly,...
How and When to Use Ampersand

How and When to Use Ampersand

The ampersand (&) is a symbol for “and”. With the growth text messaging it has found new uses in SMS language, but how and when should you use the ampersand. Unlike the percent or degree symbol, the ampersand is generally not used in editing except in very...
Using a thesaurus to improve word choice

Using a thesaurus to improve word choice

A thesaurus—a collection of synonyms and antonyms—can be an excellent way of improving word choice in your document. The thesaurus provides a variety of word choices as suggested replacements that may help you better describe a feeling, a landscape or an event. This...
How to Use Chicago Style in English Writing

How to Use Chicago Style in English Writing

As most non-fiction authors know, there are many citation styles available. Many of them are discipline specific (e.g., Modern Language Association for the humanities, American Psychological Association for the social sciences, etc.), and they vary in many different...
How to conduct research using primary resource methods?

How to conduct research using primary resource methods?

Primary research involves obtaining first-hand information about a phenomenon in the real world. This can produce either quantitative or qualitative data, and the means whereby it can be conducted are interviews, experiments, surveys, and ethnographic research. Almost...