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Chicago Manual of Style vs. Associated Press (AP) Style


When writing, did you ever take the time to recognize the difference between the Chicago Manual of Style and Associated Press (AP) style? Before differentiating between these two styles, let’s examine their meanings.

The AP style is more concerned with a smaller group of writers, which includes those producing newspaper copy as well

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How to Give an Effective Presentation


A presentation is a structured, well sequenced and efficient way to have an interactive session with your desired audience. It is essential to prepare for a presentation to make it sufficiently effective. While preparing slides are obviously a major part of your presentation, preparing yourself is another very important aspect. Although you can learn the integral parts of

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Proofreading and Editing — The Vital Differences


Proofreading and editing are not exactly the same. Although many people use the terms interchangeably, editing and proofreading are two different stages of the revision process. Both demand close and careful reading, but they focus on different aspects of the writing and employ different techniques. Editing is what you begin doing as soon as your

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How to Write a University Application Letter


Over the last four years, I have been fortunate to proofread and edit application letters for many Thai students wishing to study abroad. Here are my top tips for creating the right impression.

All important business dealings and communications are done through letters. Applying to study at a university is no exception. This is usually done to evaluate the writing …

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How to Teach Business English to Non-Native Speakers


It is largely believed that teaching business English to non-native speakers is a mammoth task which is considerably more difficult than regular English language teaching, but this is an erroneous misconception. It may appear as if teaching business English, especially to non-native speakers is an uphill task but the key is having the necessary aids and tools with plenty of …

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