Using the Second Person in Essays: You Shouldn’t Do That

Your teacher or professor may have said not to write in the second person. They may have forgotten to mention it. Either way, I’m telling you that you should not write a formal essay in the second person. I feel very … Continue reading →

MLA Running Headers and Block Headers

MLA formatted running headers and block headers may seem tricky sometimes, but they’re not nearly as difficult as you might think. The big challenge is knowing what belongs in each, and how the information should be arranged. MLA Formatted Running Header: … Continue reading →

Automating Paragraph and Hanging Indentations Using Word’s Ruler

If you’re writing papers, it’s likely you need to know how to do a first line indent for every new paragraph. If you’re citing papers, you’ll need to know how to do what’s called a hanging indent. Microsoft Office’s Word gives us … Continue reading →