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Sneaky but Common Writing Mistakes on College Essays

Writing is a skill you can work on for the rest of your life. You can memorize grammar rules, learn certain tricks, and gain a larger vocabulary over time, but you never become a perfect writer … just a better one. At Ameritech, writing is a part of all of our curricula, because it’s such ...

10 Commandments of APA Formatting for Healthcare Students

Anyone working within the realm of social and behavioral sciences is familiar with the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,” or what most of us refer to as APA Style. When you’re in school for healthcare, APA Style is going to be your go-to guide for every paper you write. By the end of ...

The Most Common Writing Mistakes on College Essays

Whether you’re studying to be a Nurse, Medical Assistant, or Dental Lab Technician, you’re going to have to write essays in school. Essays are an integral part of education, and for good reason. They aren’t just busywork, but times to practice and prepare for writing reports and analyzing patient information. Catching typos and errors can benefit your ...

10 Tips for Creating Your Ideal Study Space

Sometimes, where you study is just as important as what you study. Numerous studies have found that the place—or “context’—in which you study affects how you’ll remember that information. Of course every student knows this, since all of us have tried to read in a loud cafe or at an aunt’s house on Thanksgiving or while a roommate is ...

6 Unconventional Writing Tips for College Essays

I dreaded essays in college. Not that I’m a control freak, but being told to write a specific length on a specific subject always put me in a sour mood. The truth is, essays do more than force you to research, learn, and retain important information. Essays also help you sharpen your skills as a ...