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Using plural pronouns for singular subjects

Someone recently asked this question on Quora:  " I have noticed a trend in grammar where what was once regarded as singular, now is expressed in the plural. Is my perception correct and, if so, do I simply acquiesce?" If you do acquiesce, you have some cover. The International Writing Centers Association recently adopted a policy of allowing plural pronouns to replace the clunky “he or she” and “his or [...]

By |2019-06-01T21:43:28-07:00March 21st, 2019|Persuasive Writing | Giant Angstrom Blogs|Comments Off on Using plural pronouns for singular subjects

How to Write a Great Title for Your Research Project

START BY TELLING THEM WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO GET, NOT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO. A great proposal addresses the reviewer’s need. A great title highlights your solution to that need. Emphasize the results, not the activities.Here's a good technique for writing a great title: Make a list of words in your proposal that are important. Focus on those that convey the novelty of your idea. Brainstorm as many titles as you [...]

By |2019-06-01T21:45:39-07:00February 15th, 2018|Fellowships|Comments Off on How to Write a Great Title for Your Research Project