Express Yourself

Express Yourself

Mathematics and writing are two very different subjects; therefore, it can be hard to seamlessly transition from one to the other in a technical report or other document. When including a mathematical expression in your writing, it is important to keep several things...

How to Insert Electronic Comments in Microsoft Word

How to Insert Electronic Comments in Microsoft Word

To insert a comment in a document, put the cursor in the text where there is a question or comment to be made.  Go to the Review Tab and then navigate to the Comments Group. Choose New Comment to insert a question, idea or clarifying a statement. As the author...

We Assure You, These Tips Will Affect Your Writing

We Assure You, These Tips Will Affect Your Writing

Here are a couple common usage blunders we see quite often. Insure/ensure/assure Don't use insure unless you are talking about insurance. You might tell your teenager, "We have to insure your new car." Ensure is the verb you want to use to promise that a certain...

You Have a Lovely Figure

You Have a Lovely Figure

We’ve all hear the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is especially true when creating technical reports. Tables and figures can instantly clarify data or trends described in your document. Unlike an appendix, tables and figures should be placed in the...

Making a List, Checking it Twice

Making a List, Checking it Twice

When you make a trip to the grocery store, do you write an essay about what you want to buy? Hopefully not, because most sane people make a list. Lists make dense information easy to understand at a glance. Instead of searching through wordy sentence after wordy...

Information Overload

Information Overload

Large chunks of information can ruin the flow of an otherwise great document. Too much information can distract the reader from the overall point of your document, or cause them to lose interest altogether. Rather than overload your readers with data, definitions, and...