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1. how do i use the essay checker online tool.

You can either copy and paste your essay in the essay checker field or upload your essay from your computer. Your suggestions will show once you enter text. You’ll see a number of possible grammar and spelling issues. Sign up for free to get unlimited suggestions to improve your writing style, grammar, and sentence structure. Avoid unintentional plagiarism with a premium account.

2. Does the essay checker work with British English and American English?

The essay checker works with both British English and American English. Just choose the one you would like to use and your corrections will reflect this.

3. Is using an essay checker cheating?

No. The essay checker won’t ever write the essay for you. It will point out possible edits and advise you on changes you need to make. You have full autonomy and get to decide which changes to accept.

4. Will the essay checker auto-correct my work?

The essay writing power remains in your hands. You choose which suggestions you want to accept and you can ignore those that you don’t think apply.

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Students who have an eligible student email address can get 20% off ProWritingAid Premium. Email [email protected] from your student email address to access your discount.

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Yes! ProWritingAid’s plagiarism checker will check your work against over a billion web-pages, published works, and academic papers, so you can be sure of its originality. Find out more about pricing for plagiarism checks here .

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The boxer decked his opponent.

  • Profanity Profanity should not be used in formal writing outside of direct quotations.

The critic's scathing review hit the nail on the head .

  • Similes Similes and metaphors should be used sparingly. This option will detect most common types of similes.
  • "Said" replacements Some people think that these substitutes for "said" are weak or obnoxious, especially if overused.

Her dress was long , and it touched the floor.

Her long dress touched the floor.

  • Gender-specific pronouns Avoid using gender-specific pronouns in formal writing when the subject's gender is unknown.
  • Weasel words Like abstract words, weasel words and phrases lack specificity. At best, they convey uncertainty. At worst, they can be used to "weasel out" of telling the truth in a straightforward manner. When checking a document that is speculative by nature, you might want to disable this detector.
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Hot peppers burn my mouth, but I eat them anyway .

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A grammar check is a making sure your writing is grammatically correct: using active voice, being concise and specific, using punctuation correctly, making sure you use the right verb tense, and following other language rules.

What does a grammar checker do?

A grammar checker scans your writing for common errors and highlights them so you can fix them.

What are the advantages of online grammar checking?

Online grammar checking helps you make your writing the best no matter what website you’re using: LinkedIn, Gmail, Facebook, or Word or Outlook online. A  grammar checker browser extension  like Microsoft Editor makes it easy.

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Grammar checking software has many benefits. It helps you improve your language skills, makes your writing easier to understand, saves time proofreading, and catches typos and other common mistakes.

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The proofreading process is your last chance to catch any errors in your writing before you submit it. A proofreader makes sure your spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors are reviewed and fixed. This can be done automatically by an AI-powered tool like the one at the top of this page or by a real human. Both options have their advantages, so pick the one that suits you most.

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✔ Avoid sentence fragments, subject-verb agreement errors, and problems with parallelism.

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It’s really straightforward. Just paste the text into the tool. All your errors will now be underlined in red. You can hover over these mistakes to see how they can be addressed. If you agree, just click on the button “Fix all errors,” and your mistakes will be fixed instantly! 

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Our support team is here to help you daily via chat, WhatsApp, email, or phone between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. CET.

Yes! Our personal statement editors can help you reduce your word count by up to 25%. You can choose to receive this feedback through direct edits or suggestions in comments – just select your choice when you upload your personal statement.

Our APA experts default to APA 7 for editing and formatting. For the Citation Editing Service you are able to choose between APA 6 and 7.

It is not necessary to reserve a time slot for your edit. As soon as your document is ready to be proofread, you can upload it at any time via our website . Based on your chosen deadline, our editor(s) will then proofread your document within 24 hours, 3 days, or 7 days.

If you are unsure about the availability of our services or are planning to upload a very large document (>13,000 words) with a 24 hour deadline, we recommend that you contact us beforehand via chat or email .

Scribbr is following the guidelines announced by the WHO (World Health Organization). As an online platform, all our services remain available, and we will continue to help students as usual.

Can I still place an order? Will my order be completed within the deadline? Yes, you can still place orders and orders will be delivered within the agreed upon deadline. Scribbr is an online platform – our proofreading & editing services are provided by editors working remotely from all over the world. This means Scribbr can guarantee that we will process your order with the same diligence and professionalism as always. The same holds true for our Plagiarism Checker .

Can I still contact customer support? Yes. Our support team is available from 09.00 to 23.00 CET and happy to answer any questions you might have!

Yes, if your document is longer than 20,000 words, you will get a sample of approximately 2,000 words. This sample edit gives you a first impression of the editor’s editing style and a chance to ask questions and give feedback.

How does the sample edit work?

You will receive the sample edit within 12 hours after placing your order. You then have 24 hours to let us know if you’re happy with the sample or if there’s something you would like the editor to do differently.

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When you upload a large document (20,000+ words), we will ask your editor to send a sample edit of approximately 2,000 words as soon as possible. This sample edit gives you a first impression of your editor’s editing style and what you can expect from the service. You will receive it within 12 hours after uploading your order.

Why do we provide you with a sample edit?

We always aim to make you 100% happy, and Proofreading & Editing is a complex service. We want to make sure that our editing style meets your expectations before the editor improves your entire document.

Our editors are trained to follow Scribbr’s academic style . However, your preferences might deviate from our conventions. The sample edit gives you the chance to provide feedback – you can let us know if you’re happy with the sample or if there’s something you would like the editor to do differently.

Once your editor has completed your sample edit, you will receive a notification via email. You have 24 hours to reply to this email and provide us with feedback. If we receive your feedback in time, your editor will go the extra mile and adjust the edit according to your input.

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Give us feedback that will help your editor meet your requirements. For example:

  • “I am completely happy. The editor can continue editing like this.”
  • “I forgot to mention that my school has the following rules for gendered pronouns.”
  • “The editor changed the spelling of a technical term, but my professor spells it differently. Please keep the original spelling of this term.”

The  Structure  and Clarity Check can only be purchased in conjunction with Proofreading & Editing . Providing feedback on structure and clarity requires extensive knowledge of the text, which the editor acquires while proofreading and editing your text.

However, our Paper Formatting Service,   Citation Editing Service and Plagiarism Checker can be purchased separately.

Yes, Scribbr will proofread the summary in another language as well.

Who will proofread my summary?

If your document contains a summary in a different language, we will send this part to another editor who is a native speaker of that language. The editor will check your summary, applying our standard Proofreading & Editing service.

If you ordered any additional services, such as the Structure Check or Clarity Check, the editor will not apply them to your summary. This is because the summary is a translation of your abstract – you already receive Structure and Clarity feedback on the text in the original language. Therefore, when proofreading your summary, the editor will focus on making sure your language and style is correct.

How does it work?

We will create a new assignment within your order and send you a confirmation email. This also means that you will receive a separate email/SMS notification from us when the editor has finished proofreading your summary. Once your summary is proofread, you can download it via your Scribbr account and read the editor’s feedback.

Yes, we can provide a certificate of proofreading.

As soon as the editor delivers the edit, you can email us at [email protected] to request a certificate.

Please indicate the following in your email:

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  • Your full name
  • The title of your work

We will create a PDF certificate and email it to you as soon as possible.

Scribbr specializes in editing study-related documents . We proofread:

  • PhD dissertations
  • Research proposals
  • Personal statements
  • Admission essays
  • Motivation letters
  • Reflection papers
  • Journal articles
  • Capstone projects

Yes, when you accept all changes and delete all comments your document is ready to be handed in.

How to accept all changes:

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How to remove all comments:

When you’ve finished this, others will no longer be able to see the changes made by the editor.

  • Read your last version one last time to make sure everything is the way you want it.
  • Save your document as a .pdf file to come across more professional and to ensure the format of your document doesn’t change.

Yes, in the order process you can indicate your preference for American, British, or Australian English .

If you don’t choose one, your editor will follow the style of English you currently use. If your editor has any questions about this, we will contact you.

Yes, you can upload your thesis in sections.

We try our best to ensure that the same editor checks all the different sections of your thesis. When you upload a new file, our system recognizes you as a returning customer, and we immediately contact the editor who helped you before.

However, we cannot guarantee that the same editor will be available. Your chances are higher if

  • You send us your text as soon as possible and
  • You can be flexible about the deadline.

Please note that the shorter your deadline is, the bigger the risk that your previous editor is not available.

If your previous editor isn’t available, then we will inform you immediately and look for another qualified editor. Fear not! Every Scribbr editor follows the  Scribbr Improvement Model  and will deliver high-quality work.

However, every editor has a slightly different editing style, so you may notice small inconsistencies in editing choices. As with every proofreading order, be sure to carefully review your editor’s changes and suggestions as you finalize your text to ensure that everything is as you want it.

The fastest turnaround time is 12 hours.

You can upload your document at any time and choose between three deadlines:

At Scribbr, we promise to make every customer 100% happy with the service we offer. Our philosophy: Your complaint is always justified – no denial, no doubts.

Our customer support team is here to find the solution that helps you the most, whether that’s a free new edit or a refund for the service.

Every Scribbr order comes with our award-winning Proofreading & Editing service , which combines two important stages of the revision process.

For a more comprehensive edit, you can add a Structure Check or Clarity Check to your order. With these building blocks, you can customize the kind of feedback you receive.

You might be familiar with a different set of editing terms. To help you understand what you can expect at Scribbr, we created this table:

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Scribbr not only specializes in proofreading and editing texts in English , but also in several other languages . This way, we help out students from all over the world.

As a global academic writing proofreading service, we work with professional editors  – all native speakers – who edit in the following languages :

This way, you can also have your academic writing proofread and edited in your second language!

Please note that we do not offer Finnish proofreading, but students can still upload English papers on scribbr.fi .

Yes, regardless of the deadline you choose, our editors can proofread your document during weekends and holidays.

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The editor has made changes to your document using ‘ Track Changes ’ in Word.  This means that you only have to accept or ignore the changes that are made in the text one by one.

It is also possible to accept all changes at once. However, we strongly advise you not to do so for the following reasons:

  • You can learn much by looking at what mistakes you have made.
  • The editors do not only change the text, they also place comments when sentences or sometimes even entire paragraphs are unclear. We therefore advise you to read through these comments and take into account your editor’s tips and suggestions.
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Our editors are very experienced and will do their utmost to correct all errors in your thesis .

However, with our current rates, an editor can only check your thesis once. This may cause an editor to overlook an error. We can therefore not guarantee that your thesis is 100% error free after you have had your thesis edited.

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No, we do not provide you with a clean copy. You will always receive a file edited with tracked changes .

We do this for two main reasons:

  • In most papers, there are sentences that the editor cannot edit without additional information from the author. In these cases, your editor will provide guidance but leave you to implement the feedback. If we were to simply accept the changes for you, then these issues would be left unaddressed.
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Unintentional plagiarism, grammar mistakes, and uncited sources  can turn what you thought was a good paper into a poor one. When you’re writing a paper the last thing you want is for your message to get lost due to incorrect punctuation or confusing sentence structure. You know that the great ideas in your head would make for a standout paper, if only you could get them written clearly on the page. If this struggle sounds familiar, you’re not alone.

Great ideas may be an essential part of high-quality writing, but they’re not the only component. Excellent papers and essays clearly express strong ideas with good grammar, proper punctuation, spot-on spelling, and thorough, careful citations. While this may sound like a lot, your teachers and professors are grading you on your skills as both a writer and a researcher, which means your assignments will require an ethical and attentive approach. Luckily, there is no shortage of available tools to help you along your way.

You could use a plagiarism checker free, though, these tools often lack grammatical support. Given the high stakes and rigorous requirements, the aid of a plagiarism checker without the needed support of a grammar checker could mean the difference between an “A” paper and a “C” or even “D” paper.

Thankfully, the EasyBib Plus plagiarism tool provides all-in-one support to cover all your bases. Our premium essay checker is convenient, easy to use, and includes access to a grammar and spell checker, plus a plagiarism checker. With a single scan, you’ll receive personalized feedback to help identify potentially missing citations and help improve your sentence structure, punctuation, grammar, and more.

Not sure if that noun is spelled correctly, or if the preposition at the end of your sentence is grammatically correct? The EasyBib Plus plagiarism tool is your one-stop shop to help check plagiarism, get grammatical suggestions, correct spelling and punctuation errors, and help create polished papers you can be proud to turn in. And, we haven’t told you the best part yet: you can try our tool free and scan your work for grammar suggestions right now!

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You know that grammar plays a significant role in your assignments. Not only does it factor into your overall grade, but without clear and precise language, your ideas can lose their impact or might even be misunderstood entirely. Still, with so many different parts of speech and rules to learn and apply, it’s not uncommon to get them mixed up and find yourself questioning your knowledge now and again:

Can you use an adverb to modify a noun? (No. You need an adjective for that.)

Well, can you use it to modify a pronoun ? (Still no.)

What do they modify, then? (Almost everything else. Fun, right?)

Ugh. (That was an interjection .)

Does this have to be so difficult? (Nope!)

Scanning your paper with the EasyBib Plus writing tool delivers more than the basic punctuation and spell check functions that come standard in word processing programs. You’ll receive immediate, targeted feedback that can help improve the sentence structure and style of your writing. Not only can this help ensure that you don’t lose points off your grade for grammatical errors such as mismatched verb tense, but it can also help to clarify your meaning and strengthen your arguments by eliminating confusing punctuation and run-on sentences that confuse readers.

Reviewing your work to correct errors and refine the flow of your writing is a critical part of the revision process for novices and novelists alike. Even the most conscientious of wordsmiths might make mistakes, such as using a conjunctive adverb in place of a coordinating conjunction or pairing a plural determiner with an uncountable word. They likely appreciate a subscription-based or free grammar check as much as a beginning writer. That’s why the EasyBib Plus writing tool is designed for all writers, from students who are still learning the fundamentals to published professionals who get paid by the word.

The EasyBib Plus writing tool provides quick, targeted feedback that you can use to help improve your writing immediately. Also, our free resource library is available 24/7, just like the rest of our tools, to help you brush up on the areas that challenge you the most (Conjunctive what? Uncountable who?) That means you can continue to sharpen your skills and improve your writing over time, which will help make finishing your next project easier.

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To learn more about proofreading tools, you can find more info here. Or, for more tips on grammar, punctuation, and style, check out this useful reference .

Why is Grammar So Important, Anyway?

Why is grammar important? As long as others know what you mean, does it really matter if you use proper grammar? These are age-old questions, but the answers remain unchanged. Grammar is important for many reasons:

Communication:  Communication is about more than merely listening and talking. We communicate in myriad ways: with our voices, our mannerisms, our facial expressions, our actions, and frequently, our written words. Written communication is just as important as all the other ways we broadcast our thoughts and feelings. Unlike our other communication methods, though, written communication leaves a record. While most of us relax our style when talking to or texting friends, the fact remains that more formal venues require a more formal tone. Proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation are a necessary element of professional and academic writing, so running your work through a spelling and grammar check before you submit it is an absolute must.

Clarity:  Expressing your thoughts, ideas, and opinions is an uphill battle when you communicate them with less-than-stellar punctuation, spelling, and grammar. A missing or misplaced comma, for example, can entirely change your meaning:

  • Call me Ishmael = My name is Ishmael.
  • Call me, Ishmael = I want Ishmael to call me.

Spelling errors can result in similarly muddled meaning:

  • Her shoes perfectly complemented her dress. = Her shoes and dress go well together.
  • Her shoes perfectly complimented her dress. = Her shoes can both speak and engage in flattery.

Grammar deficiencies such as a dangling modifier yield similarly confusing results:

  • I saw the girl’s purple backpack in the library. = The purple backpack belonging to the girl is in the library; I saw it.
  • I saw the purple girl’s backpack in the library. = You know the girl who mysteriously turned purple? I saw her backpack in the library. This week has not been easy on her.

Credibility: Establishing your credibility is critical whether you’re writing for school or business. Proving that you can reliably communicate using proper grammar is essential to establishing and maintaining the trust of your teachers, professors, readers, customers, and colleagues.

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Once you upload a paper, the EasyBib Plus grammar checker scans your text and highlights grammar issues within your document so you can see it in context. For users running a grammar check and spell check using the grammar check free tool, up to the first 5 issues are shown. For subscription subscribers, all of the areas that require your review will be highlighted once the scan is complete.

No matter which version of the tool you’re using, your feedback will include detailed explanations so you can understand why the text was flagged. Other highlighted areas will include examples of how the issues can be fixed. Some will include a detailed explanation as to why the issue was flagged. This personalized feedback allows you to make an educated decision about whether to edit your text or dismiss the suggestion, so you’re always in control of your final draft.

Subscription users also have the plagiarism checker at their disposal when scanning their papers for style and grammar suggestions. Just as with our other writing tools, when you use the tool to check plagiarism, changes are never made without your review, so you are always in the driver’s seat. You can review each highlighted area as well as the sources of matching text and will always be given a choice to either accept or ignore both citation and grammar suggestions.

Whether you are a student or a professional, the EasyBib Plus tools are powerful allies that can help you improve your paper, establish credibility as a writer, and maintain an ethical writing process.

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Persistent use of the best grammar checker and spell checker you can find will help to shape up the style and substance of your composition. However, to ensure the integrity of your work and root out unintentional instances of academic dishonesty, you’ll also need to incorporate a subscription-based or free plagiarism checker for students.

The ability to scan your paper and check plagiarism and grammar before submitting your work is an invaluable tool for students. It’s so valuable, in fact, that students are not the only ones who consistently use this type of software.

Many teachers and professors use a service to ensure that student papers are original and include properly formatted and sourced citations for all reference materials. For some, this may be a consistent element of their grading process, while others may utilize one only when they feel there is a reason to do so.

What Exactly Does a Plagiarism Checker Do?

If you’ve used an online plagiarism checker before, you may be familiar with the process that these tools employ. For those who have never used one, it can be helpful to understand how these tools work and what you should expect as a result of using one.

The most basic free tools will scan your paper and provide you with a percentage that indicates how much of your work is original. This feature can be useful to a point, as some instructors and institutions set a percentage for the amount of similar text that is considered acceptable. This policy does not mean that they are lenient about academic dishonesty but, instead, that they recognize that similar or even matching word choice is not always an indicator of copying.

However, some schools do not tolerate any form of incremental plagiarism, period. In these institutions, “check paper for plagiarism” is likely a standard action when grading all papers.

With a free plagiarism checker, the percentage of word-for-word plagiarism in your text may be the only feedback you receive. Moreover, some of these providers may wade in unethical waters, and offer essay writing services in conjunction with their checking services. This is why many students and teachers prefer subscription-based checkers that focus on integrity, such as the EasyBib writing tools.

With our premium tools, you get more than just supporting proof that your paper is original and in your own words. Your writing is scanned for potentially matching text and areas that needs your attention is highlighted. We’ll provide you with the source of the matching text so you can review it and decide how to proceed. If you agree that a citation is needed, our citation tools and resources will provide you with the information you need to help format and insert the new sources in your text as well as your works cited page.

How Does the EasyBib Plus Online Plagiarism Checker Work?

The EasyBib Plus writing tool provides an all-in-one spell check, grammar review, and plagiarism checker that not only helps you with the paper you’re writing now but enables you to gain new knowledge and improve your writing for the future, too.

Our essay checker searches online for phrases, sentences, or passages that are similar to those in your paper. If it returns matching text, this may indicate that you have passages that are missing citations.

Just as with many checkers, our tool will tell you how many instances of matching text it finds in your paper. Our plagiarism tool is designed to do more than most free tools, however.

When a portion of your paper is flagged for review, we provide you with the source that it matches. As with our online spell check tool, you have the power to review each area and choose how to proceed. If you decide to cite the flagged text, you can review the suggested source and access our citation tools to help create a proper citation and start building a bibliography for your paper. Or, you may determine that no citation is needed, in which case it’s simple to dismiss the suggestion and continue to the next section.

If you’re unsure about how to proceed, our library of resources can help you learn more and make an educated decision. In this way, you gain more than just the ability to correct your work; over time, you can learn how to avoid plagiarism altogether.

Reasons Your Teacher May Run Your Paper Through a Plagiarism Detector

As stated previously, your teachers and professors grade papers with a fixed process that includes “check paper for plagiarism” as a standard, across-the-board action. Others may check for plagiarism only when they feel there is cause to do so. There are a few red flags that may stand out to them while reviewing a paper that would lead to their running a plagiarism check, including:

Style/Voice:  Most teachers are familiar with the style and voice that you use in your writing. While most will hope that the feedback they provide when grading your work will help you to improve problem areas over time, a paper or essay that has a dramatically different style or voice than the work you’ve previously submitted can be a red flag.

Inconsistency:  Changes in the font, font size, formality, formatting, and more may indicate that portions of a paper have been copied and pasted. If these inconsistent passages are not presented as quotations or don’t include citations, this may further indicate to your teacher that there’s plagiarism in the paper.

Old References:  Part of a well-researched paper is verifying the legitimacy and relevance of your sources. While some older references may be acceptable depending on the topic, if all of your sources are outdated, it may lead your teacher to believe that you’ve recycled your own work or someone else’s.

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What is Plagiarism?

If you’re looking for a free online plagiarism checker , you’re already aware that it’s not something you want to be found in your papers. However, you may still be wondering: what does plagiarism mean? It’s a reasonable question and one that merits exploring. After all, some of the actions and circumstances that fall within the plagiarism definition come as a surprise to those who only learn that they’ve committed them after it’s too late.

So what is plagiarism? To define plagiarism in the most basic sense, you might say that it is taking someone else’s ideas and words and passing them off as your own.

If your goal is avoiding plagiarism entirely, you’ll need to go beyond the basics to thoroughly define plagiarism, recognize it, and keep clear of it. Some examples of plagiarism that students find surprising include forgotten citations, poor paraphrasing, and re-submitting your own work in whole or in part for more than one assignment. This useful article provides more help in recognizing and understanding the different forms that academic dishonesty can take.

Of course, using your own words and ideas does not count as plagiarism, nor does using common knowledge . Basically, common knowledge is information that is well known by the average person. Examples of common knowledge:

  • there are 12 months in a year
  • the freezing point of Celsius is zero degrees
  • Socrates was a Greek philosopher

So should you only include your original thoughts and common knowledge in your papers? Of course not! Research-based assignments are meant to demonstrate your skills as a researcher, after all, as well as your ability to build upon the work of others to formulate new ideas. To avoid accidentally committing an act that falls within the plagiarism definition when you’re using another person’s words or ideas, though, you need to give them proper credit. This means you’ll need to clearly identify direct quotations or properly paraphrase them when including them in your paper.

Regardless of your approach, you’ll also need to cite your sources according to the style your professor specifies. Generally, you will use MLA format for the arts and humanities and APA format for the sciences, but it’s always best to check with your instructor when you’re unsure.

If you know what style to use but still aren’t sure how to create your citations, don’t fret! Our library of resources includes free guides to help you learn about various styles so you can properly structure and place them. And our premium tools not only help you check grammar, spelling, and originality in your papers, but subscribers also enjoy access to our citation creation tools!

What are the Different Types of Plagiarism?

In addition to the question “what is plagiarism,” you may also be wondering, “why do students plagiarize?” While some students do intentionally plagiarize because they believe they can pass off someone else’s work as their own to avoid spending time on their assignments, many others do so accidentally. They may not understand how broad the plagiarism definition is or they haven’t learned how to research and cite their sources properly. That is why it is vital to recognize plagiarism in all of its forms if you wish to ensure the integrity of your work.

Examples of plagiarism & How to prevent it

Direct plagiarism:

Intentionally copying another person’s work without including a citation that gives credit to the source. When most students are asked to identify potential plagiarism examples and behaviors, this direct and deliberate act is what they think of first.

  • Prevention: If you use an idea or quote from another source, cite it in the text. Make it clear that it was not your own words. 

Incremental plagiarism:

Copying parts of another person’s work, such as phrases, sentences, or paragraphs without crediting the source. When deciding which tools to use to check a paper for plagiarism , instructors often seek out those that will identify incremental forms as well as instances of direct copying and similar phrasing.

  • Prevention : Decide to either directly quote the phrases or sentences you want to use, or write a good paraphrase. In both cases, be sure to add a citation. Using a plagiarism checker could also help you identify problematic passages.

Self-plagiarism:

Academic self-plagiarism occurs when a student submits the same paper or parts of a paper for more than one assignment. When your instructors are grading your papers, they’re assessing your research and writing skills in the present. When you submit work that you completed in the past, they are both unable to evaluate your current skills and unaware that you haven’t completed the assignment.

  • Prevention: Write a new paper for each assignment you’re assigned. If you feel strongly that your past work could enhance your new paper, speak to your instructor and ask for permission first.

Misleading citations:

Including a citation for a quote or idea that misrepresents the source material. This can occur if a student does not understand the reference they are citing; if a student includes a citation for a disreputable source; or the source material simply does not align with the idea or argument that the student has attributed to it.

  • Prevention: Carefully review your assignment to understand it. As you research, take the time to evaluate each source notes . Remember, it’s better to have quality citations over an abundance of citations.

Invented sources:

If a reference in a student’s bibliography is found not to exist, it is considered an invented source. This may occur if a student couldn’t find a reputable source to back their argument, or if they needed to include additional references to meet the requirements of the assignment and chose to take an unethical shortcut rather than completing the required amount of research. No matter the reason, this behavior ultimately hurts them in the long run. Not only will they fail to gain the experience they need to conduct research in the future properly, but they’ll also experience significant consequences if they’re caught.

  • Prevention: Set aside time to do proper research so you can find enough sources. Start creating a list of sources as you’re researching and take good notes. This will help you keep track of your sources so none are forgotten. If you do end up forgetting where a quote came from, a paper checker could help you pinpoint the original source. 

Patchwriting/Spinning:

Patchwriting is often confused with paraphrasing, but there’s a significant difference. When you paraphrase, you demonstrate that you understand the topic well enough to restate it in your own words. When you patchwrite or spin, it is more akin to a word-swapping game; there’s no need to understand the subject, merely to have access to a thesaurus so you can substitute enough synonyms to mask the source material. This can be intentional, but it may also be a result of having a poor understanding of how to paraphrase.

  • Prevention: Using your own words, write down the key points of the phrase or idea, and put them together in a sentence. Be sure to include a citation as well. 

A good way to test if you’re patchwriting or paraphrasing is to remove your sources from view. If you can write about what you’ve read without looking at the source material, you likely understand it well enough to paraphrase it. If you have to review the source material with each new sentence or consult a thesaurus while writing about it (except when you’re adding direct quotations), you may be spinning your sources instead of paraphrasing them.

Academic Integrity Policies and Statements

If you’re still uncertain about what counts as plagiarism, look for your school’s/ organization’s policies on academic integrity and plagiarism. The policies of academic institutions usually cover what is considered plagiarism, the consequences of committing it, and how to avoid it. One great example is Purdue University’s Academic Integrity statement .

What are the Consequences of Plagiarism?

No matter the setting, plagiarism is not taken lightly, and the consequences can be significant. For a good reason, too! Whether in an academic or professional setting, the plagiarism consequences reflect the seriousness of the act, which is ultimately a form of theft that hurts everyone involved.

Just as with the theft of a tangible object, there can be legal punishments for plagiarism. It is, after all, a form of copyright infringement in many instances. A quick search for plagiarism articles will reveal that professional instances of intellectual theft have resulted in civil lawsuits and can even be criminally prosecuted under rare circumstances. In addition to the possible legal consequences, professionals may lose their jobs or have to start over in a new field after their acts of fraud are uncovered.

As a student, you’re likely to wonder what happens if you plagiarize in college or high school. While there will almost always be consequences for this behavior, there is no one-size-fits-all plagiarism sentence. Depending on the circumstances, academic dishonesty could result in outcomes such as:

  • You might get a zero for the assignment in which the infringement occurred.
  • You may receive a failing grade for the class. If it is a required course, this could leave you without enough credits to move on to the next level until you can repeat it and, in some instances, postpone graduation.
  • You may be expelled from your school or university.

The academic dishonesty may be noted on your transcript, which can lead to you not getting into your preferred college, graduate school, or Ph.D. program in the future.

Nobody wants to be known as a fraud or to have a reputation for dishonesty follow them through their career. And, given the consequences that can extend beyond just their reputation, it’s no wonder that professional and academic writers who wish to avoid them take the time to understand the complete definition of plagiarism and run their work through a plagiarism checker before sending it out into the world.

Even the vigilant can fall prey to inferior tools, unfortunately. Before selecting a plagiarism checker, you should understand how they work and what they can (and cannot) detect.

How We Check for Plagiarism

When exploring how to check for plagiarism, most students and professionals conclude that including a checking tool in their revision process is not only helpful but necessary. When you consider the Herculean task of checking each line of your paper against the text of each of your resources, the benefits of a checker are clear. Moreover, this manual approach would only alert you to matching text in the sources you’re aware of, after all, and leaves the sources you haven’t reviewed untouched.

But, hang on. Why would sources you haven’t reviewed factor into your review? The answer to this lies in the plagiarism definition you learned above. What is plagiarism? It’s presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, intentionally or otherwise. It is not uncommon to uncover an idea while you’re researching a topic and later misremember it as your own. This might even occur years after you originally came across it.

You might wonder: how can plagiarism be avoided if you have to account for the source of every thought you include in your work? A few exceptions minimize the scope of this. Common knowledge about your topic does not need to be supported by a citation, nor does knowledge that you gained through your personal experience. Using a subscription-based or free plagiarism checker will help you locate any passages that may fall into these categories so you can review them and decide for yourself whether a citation is needed.

EasyBib Plus writing tools provide easy, convenient, and reliable support to help you find potentially missed citations and can help you improve your paper into a high-quality paper with integrity. Simply upload your paper, select the checker, then sit back and relax as the site scans your document. In mere moments, we’ll search the web for passages of similar text and highlight duplicate content for your review.

Regardless of the tools you use to help you revise and polish your work, it’s ultimately your responsibility to ensure that you’re writing and submitting ethical work. That’s why our tools go beyond the basics and require your participation. The tool never automatically makes changes to your paper, but only flags sections that may need your attention and provides you with the matching source so you can to make an educated decision.

If you find that a citation is needed, our citation tools can help you create properly formatted citations and develop a complete bibliography. And, if you review the passage and determine that the match is coincidental, you can dismiss the alert and move on to the next.

Seamless Citation Creation

Professional writers and students alike can find creating citations incredibly confusing. Nevertheless, they are an integral part of a well-written and researched paper and a requirement in almost all academic settings. But, have you ever wondered why they are so important? Citations really do have a purpose—other than driving us crazy— that make it necessary always to cite our sources.

We cite our sources for a few important reasons:

We need to give credit where credit is due. When you use a quote from someone else’s work, you need to give credit for using their words and ideas. Research is often based on the works and ideas of others. However, to include the words and ideas of another without giving them proper credit is to plagiarize, even if the act was unintentional.

In addition, showing that you’ve done proper research by including in text & parenthetical citations and a comprehensive list of sources to back up your arguments gives your work a layer of credibility that can help you earn the trust of your reader or teacher.

Readers can find the sources you used.  When you’re writing high school or undergraduate papers, your only readers may be your instructors and peers. However, including citations at every level of writing helps to ensure that anyone who reads your work can access your sources to check their accuracy, learn more about your topic, and further their own research.

Sources can take your research and learning to the next level, too. When you are conducting research on a topic, checking the works cited or annotated bibliographies prepared by your sources can lead you down new avenues in your research to further develop your ideas and help you write your papers.

Correctly utilizing citations gives strength to your thoughts and opinions. Understanding the value of citations does not, unfortunately, make them any easier to create. We know how confusing it can be, but don’t throw in the towel on learning how to cite websites in MLA , create your APA citation website references, or format your works cited —this is where we come in!

While a free online plagiarism detector may tell you how much of your work is unoriginal and may even identify the passages that meet their plagiarize definition, a premium EasyBib Plus plagiarism checker account also gives you access to our powerful citation resources and generator so you can:

Scan your papers with the plagiarism tool to check for plagiarism-free work before you submit.

Review flagged passages to determine if they meet the plagiarism definition and create unlimited citations in APA format and MLA format for anything fitting the plagiarism meaning. Need more styles ? Check out our regular citation generator for thousands of choices and free resources to help you learn how to create an APA parenthetical citation , APA book citation , APA works cited , and so much more!

Build a full bibliography for your paper right along with your parenthetical or in-text citations, which can save you hours of work along the way compared to manually creating and formatting them.

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Illustrations depicting aspects of Google’s “Help me write” tool for Chrome.

Google has started rolling out “Help me write” — an experimental Gemini-powered generative AI feature for its Chrome browser that aims to help users write or refine text based on webpage content. Following the stable release of Chrome M122 on Tuesday, the new writing assistant is now available to try out on Mac and Windows PCs for English-speaking Chrome users in the US.

“Help me write” focuses on providing writing suggestions for shortform content, such as filling in digital surveys and reviews, enquiring about product information, or drafting descriptions for items being sold online. Google says the tool can “understand the context of the webpage you’re on” to pull relevant information into its suggestions — for example, highlighting key features mentioned on the product page for items you’re leaving a review on.

An example screenshot of Google Chrome’s “help me write” feature showing a message requesting to return a faulty bike helmet.

The “Help me write” feature has undergone some visual changes since it was first announced for Gmail during Google’s I/O event last May , now appearing as a floating application window beside the webpage text fields that are being filled with separate options to adjust length and tone. The Chrome release offers similar functionality to what Microsoft released for Edge and Bing search last year .

Users in the US will need to enable Chrome’s Experimental AI to use the feature, which can be found by clicking on Settings within the three-dot drop-down menu on Chrome desktop and then navigating to the Experimental AI page. From there, click on “Try out experimental AI features” and select “Help me write” and then “relaunch.” Users can then navigate to a webpage on Chrome and right-click on an open text field to use the writing assistant feature.

The Google support page includes a disclaimer that tells users not to provide personal information like their name, phone, address, social security number, or credit card information to the feature and that the tool shouldn’t be used on websites that contain personal or sensitive information. But if you do input such information, Google says that “Chrome will not use it for model training purposes.”

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I’m not convinced the “Help me write” tool will prove very useful for most people — it’s not exactly a must-have feature driving the adoption of Edge and Copilot over the last year. The use cases provided by Google seem reasonable if the feature spits out the exact copy you need, but any time spent writing the prompts and adjusting the resulting text to suit your needs diminishes any time-saving benefits it may have provided. I can see some benefits for disabled users or people who aren’t completely fluent in English, but there’s also plenty to be concerned about — the ease with which this tool could be used to leave fake or disingenuous product reviews being one of them.

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<p>The toughest part about working from home is getting <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/90502236/8-tips-to-beat-distractions-while-working-from-home" title="https://www.fastcompany.com/90502236/8-tips-to-beat-distractions-while-working-from-home">distracted</a>, especially if you don’t live alone. Distractions can lead to writing mistakes or prevent you from writing altogether. To limit the number of interruptions in your workday, find a private room to work out of and tell your roommates or family that you’re not to be disturbed during set hours.</p>

In today’s work-from-home economy —which experts had predicted would continue even after the pandemic had ended —much of our business communication is conducted via email. That said, it’s easy to make writing mistakes when you aren’t working in a professional environment. That’s why we thought we’d help you out by putting together some of the most common writing mistakes to look out for when working from home.

<p><a href="https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/tips-masters/kurt-vonnegut-8-basics-of-creative-writing" title="https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/tips-masters/kurt-vonnegut-8-basics-of-creative-writing">Kurt Vonnegut</a> said that every sentence must advance the story’s action. Of course, he was talking about creative writing, but the same could be said for business writing as well. Every sentence should be important, otherwise there’s no point including it in the email. Be considerate of your recipient, who, like you, probably has to read several emails per day. Keep it as brief and to the point as possible.</p>

Keep it brief

Kurt Vonnegut said that every sentence must advance the story’s action. Of course, he was talking about creative writing, but the same could be said for business writing as well. Every sentence should be important, otherwise there’s no point including it in the email. Be considerate of your recipient, who, like you, probably has to read several emails per day. Keep it as brief and to the point as possible.

<p>At the same time, you don’t want to be too brief in your emails. If someone has taken the time to write you a detailed message asking you for information, don’t respond with a quick one-liner, especially since this might just end up leading to more follow-up questions. Unlike text messaging, email isn’t meant to be a lengthy back and forth. According to HubSpot, the ideal email length is anywhere between <a href="https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/ideal-length-sales-email" title="https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/ideal-length-sales-email#:~:text=Ideal%20Email%20Length,short%20and%20under%20200%20words.">50 and 125 words</a>. Emails this long have a greater than 50% chance of receiving a response.</p>

But not too brief

At the same time, you don’t want to be too brief in your emails. If someone has taken the time to write you a detailed message asking you for information, don’t respond with a quick one-liner, especially since this might just end up leading to more follow-up questions. Unlike text messaging, email isn’t meant to be a lengthy back and forth. According to HubSpot, the ideal email length is anywhere between 50 and 125 words . Emails this long have a greater than 50% chance of receiving a response.

<p>Unless the matter is truly urgent (in which case you might be better off picking up the phone), don’t label your email “IMPORTANT!!!” or demand that the recipient get back to you “immediately.” In fact, the more you do this, the more likely they are to deprioritize or ignore your messages. <a href="https://www.poandpo.com/in-the-meantime/be-patient-while-waiting-for-a-response-to-your-email-9-10-2015/" title="https://www.poandpo.com/in-the-meantime/be-patient-while-waiting-for-a-response-to-your-email-9-10-2015/">Be patient</a>, and remember that you’re not the only one <a href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/321800/covid-remote-work-update.aspx" title="https://news.gallup.com/poll/321800/covid-remote-work-update.aspx">working from home</a>.</p>

Be patient when waiting for replies

Unless the matter is truly urgent (in which case you might be better off picking up the phone), don’t label your email “IMPORTANT!!!” or demand that the recipient get back to you “immediately.” In fact, the more you do this, the more likely they are to deprioritize or ignore your messages. Be patient , and remember that you’re not the only one working from home .

<p>Another one of <a href="https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/tips-masters/kurt-vonnegut-8-basics-of-creative-writing" title="https://www.writingclasses.com/toolbox/tips-masters/kurt-vonnegut-8-basics-of-creative-writing">Vonnegut’s basic rules of writing</a> is to not waste the reader’s time. Again, this can be applied to the business world. Before sending that email to your co-worker, ask yourself if it’s actually necessary. While email is an essential work tool, “email overload” can actually decrease efficiency. Not only should you be careful of bombarding others with emails, but also you should take the occasional break from your inbox as well. “Since email is such a constant presence in our lives, it can be rejuvenating to disconnect from all things digital once in a while,” says Amy Gallo of <a href="https://hbr.org/2012/02/stop-email-overload-1" title="https://hbr.org/2012/02/stop-email-overload-1"><em>Harvard Business Review</em></a>.</p>

Avoid email overload

Another one of Vonnegut’s basic rules of writing is to not waste the reader’s time. Again, this can be applied to the business world. Before sending that email to your co-worker, ask yourself if it’s actually necessary. While email is an essential work tool, “email overload” can actually decrease efficiency. Not only should you be careful of bombarding others with emails, but also you should take the occasional break from your inbox as well. “Since email is such a constant presence in our lives, it can be rejuvenating to disconnect from all things digital once in a while,” says Amy Gallo of Harvard Business Review .

<p>Just like you don’t like waiting too long to receive a response to your email, others don’t like waiting long either. According to venture capitalist Richard Moran, it’s imperative that you <a href="https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/how-long-should-it-take-to-respond-to-an-email-exactly-this-long-says-a-successful-ceo-but-is-he-right.html" title="https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/how-long-should-it-take-to-respond-to-an-email-exactly-this-long-says-a-successful-ceo-but-is-he-right.html">respond to emails on the same day</a>, otherwise you run the risk of earning the dreaded “unresponsive” label from your co-workers. Of course, there may be times when you’re unintentionally tardy in your response, but try not to make a habit out of it.</p>

Don’t leave others waiting too long

Just like you don’t like waiting too long to receive a response to your email, others don’t like waiting long either. According to venture capitalist Richard Moran, it’s imperative that you respond to emails on the same day , otherwise you run the risk of earning the dreaded “unresponsive” label from your co-workers. Of course, there may be times when you’re unintentionally tardy in your response, but try not to make a habit out of it.

<p>The job of a translator isn’t always standing between two business people and deciphering what one is saying to the other. Most translators actually work from home and spend their days translating content from books, video games, and technical writing. It’s a job that is usually done solo and as a result, is not restricted to a busy office environment.</p>

Create a writing space

A common misconception about working from home is that you can plop yourself down wherever you feel like it—be it lying down in bed or in front of the TV on the couch—and get to work. More often than not, this leads to a lack of productivity and sloppy work. Treat your home like you would any workplace. Designate a workspace for yourself with a desk or table, a comfortable chair, and good lighting. And since you’ll be staring at your laptop all day, you might want to invest in an ergonomic laptop stand to prevent eyestrain and reduce neck and back pain.

Avoid distractions

The toughest part about working from home is getting distracted , especially if you don’t live alone. Distractions can lead to writing mistakes or prevent you from writing altogether. To limit the number of interruptions in your workday, find a private room to work out of and tell your roommates or family that you’re not to be disturbed during set hours.

<p>If you’re working in Gmail, go into your <a href="https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7987?hl=en" title="https://support.google.com/mail/answer/7987?hl=en">settings</a> and make sure grammar suggestions, spelling suggestions, and autocorrect are enabled. But don’t rely solely on these tools. Before hitting the send button, always read over what you’ve written at least once. Don’t forget to check the subject line, as well.</p>

If you’re working in Gmail, go into your settings and make sure grammar suggestions, spelling suggestions, and autocorrect are enabled. But don’t rely solely on these tools. Before hitting the send button, always read over what you’ve written at least once. Don’t forget to check the subject line, as well.

<p>Hopefully by now you know the difference between then/than and there/their/they’re, but there are other <a href="https://www.grammarly.com/blog/commonly-confused-words/" title="https://www.grammarly.com/blog/commonly-confused-words/">commonly confused homophones</a> that you might still have trouble with, such as affect/effect or compliment/complement. Rather than looking them up online each time, make a little cheat sheet for yourself that you keep by your computer. After a while you won’t even need it anymore.</p>

Hone your homophones

Hopefully by now you know the difference between then/than and there/their/they’re, but there are other commonly confused homophones that you might still have trouble with, such as affect/effect or compliment/complement. Rather than looking them up online each time, make a little cheat sheet for yourself that you keep by your computer. After a while you won’t even need it anymore.

<p>Is it acceptable to use emojis in workplace emails? That depends, says <a href="https://www.business.com/articles/put-an-emoji-on-it-should-you-use-emojis-in-business-communication/" title="https://www.business.com/articles/put-an-emoji-on-it-should-you-use-emojis-in-business-communication/#:~:text=Here%20are%20a%20few%20rules,its%20okay%20to%20use%20emojis.">business.com</a>. If the recipient uses them, “you can make the assumption that it’s okay to use emojis.” But don’t go overboard by punctuating every sentence with a smiley face. Also, make sure the emoji you’re using doesn’t have another meaning that can be considered <a href="https://bestlifeonline.com/emoji-meanings/" title="https://bestlifeonline.com/emoji-meanings/">inappropriate</a> or <a href="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181211-why-emoji-mean-different-things-in-different-cultures" title="https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181211-why-emoji-mean-different-things-in-different-cultures">offensive</a>.</p>

Easy on the emojis

Is it acceptable to use emojis in workplace emails? That depends, says business.com . If the recipient uses them, “you can make the assumption that it’s okay to use emojis.” But don’t go overboard by punctuating every sentence with a smiley face. Also, make sure the emoji you’re using doesn’t have another meaning that can be considered inappropriate or offensive .

<p>Improper punctuation can change the entire meaning of your sentence. For example, with a simple misplaced comma, “Let’s eat, Grandma” takes on a decidedly darker tone as “Let’s eat Grandma.” Tools such as <a href="https://www.grammarly.com/" title="https://www.grammarly.com/">Grammarly</a> can help you avoid embarrassing grammar and punctuation mistakes.</p>

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Improper punctuation can change the entire meaning of your sentence. For example, with a simple misplaced comma, “Let’s eat, Grandma” takes on a decidedly darker tone as “Let’s eat Grandma.” Tools such as Grammarly can help you avoid embarrassing grammar and punctuation mistakes.

<p><a href="https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/business/email-etiquette-when-should-you-bcc-cc-or-reply-all" title="https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/business/email-etiquette-when-should-you-bcc-cc-or-reply-all#:~:text=BCC%20when%20you%20need%20to,needs%20to%20see%20your%20response">Reply-all</a> is only to be used when you’re absolutely positive that your reply is pertinent to everyone in the email thread, otherwise stick with CC or BCC. The CC field allows the sender to send a copy of the email to someone other than the main recipient of the message. BCC, or Blind Carbon Copy, is the same, except the recipients are kept private.</p>

Reply-all vs. CC or BCC

Reply-all is only to be used when you’re absolutely positive that your reply is pertinent to everyone in the email thread, otherwise stick with CC or BCC. The CC field allows the sender to send a copy of the email to someone other than the main recipient of the message. BCC, or Blind Carbon Copy, is the same, except the recipients are kept private.

<p>The opening line sets the tone for the email. Keep things simple and professional with <a href="https://www.grammarly.com/blog/how-to-start-an-email/" title="https://www.grammarly.com/blog/how-to-start-an-email/">“Dear” or “Hi/Hello</a>.” But most importantly, make sure you’re addressing the right person and that you spell their name correctly. Unless you’re on a first-name basis with the recipient, it’s best to use “Mr. (Surname)” or “Ms. (Surname).” When in doubt, you can always start with “Good morning/afternoon.”</p>

The opening line sets the tone for the email. Keep things simple and professional with “Dear” or “Hi/Hello .” But most importantly, make sure you’re addressing the right person and that you spell their name correctly. Unless you’re on a first-name basis with the recipient, it’s best to use “Mr. (Surname)” or “Ms. (Surname).” When in doubt, you can always start with “Good morning/afternoon.”

<p>Working a typical nine-to-five? Although a vast amount of modern-day roles consist of sitting at a desk and staring at a computer, few of us consider the impact that this lifestyle has on our health. Research published in <a href="http://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/2653704/patterns-sedentary-behavior-mortality-u-s-middle-aged-older-adults" rel="noreferrer noopener">Annals of Internal Medicine</a> found that there’s an undeniable link between sitting for many hours a day and the risk of premature death.With that in mind, it’s crucial that we try to keep fit and active regardless of our job. Needless to say, workplace fitness should be one of your top priorities. Not sure where to start? Luckily, there are plenty of fitness-at-work ideas that might just help to keep you moving. Here are 20 to get you started.</p>

Just as important as the way you start the email is how you end it. Indeed.com says to include the following four elements when signing off: 1) a closing line 2) your full name 3) your job title 4) contact information. The last three are self-explanatory. As for the closing line, it “should not only express gratitude to the recipient for reading your message,” it should also invoke “a call to action,” or at the very least “motivate them to respond.”

<p>On the matter of subject lines, as with the body of your email, it’s best to keep it short. According to a study by <a href="https://blog.boomerangapp.com/2016/02/7-tips-for-getting-more-responses-to-your-emails-with-data/" title="https://blog.boomerangapp.com/2016/02/7-tips-for-getting-more-responses-to-your-emails-with-data/">Boomerang</a>, emails with a subject line that’s just three to four words long have the best chance of being read and responded to. That said, emails with no subject line at all only receive a response 14% of the time.</p>

Keep the subject line to 3-4 words

On the matter of subject lines, as with the body of your email, it’s best to keep it short. According to a study by Boomerang , emails with a subject line that’s just three to four words long have the best chance of being read and responded to. That said, emails with no subject line at all only receive a response 14% of the time.

<p>Have you ever sent an email out to someone and they respond with a <a href="https://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2011/06/dont-change-the-subject.html" title="https://www.businesswritingblog.com/business_writing/2011/06/dont-change-the-subject.html">different subject line</a>, and then when you go to look up the email later on you can’t find it because the search term has changed? For efficiency’s sake, leave the subject line as it is, or if you must amend it, keep it simple by adding a single word or number at the end of the original subject.</p>

Don’t change the subject (line)

Have you ever sent an email out to someone and they respond with a different subject line , and then when you go to look up the email later on you can’t find it because the search term has changed? For efficiency’s sake, leave the subject line as it is, or if you must amend it, keep it simple by adding a single word or number at the end of the original subject.

<p>It’s happened to all of us at one time or another: you go to send an email with an attachment, only you forget to actually attach the document. It’s a simple enough mistake to make, but it could cost you and your colleague precious time. If you do happen to forget the attachment, don’t stress. Quickly fire off a follow-up email with the attachment and a brief apology. As <a href="https://emailetiquetteguru.com/how-to-write-an-apology-email-for-forgetting-an-attachment/" title="https://emailetiquetteguru.com/how-to-write-an-apology-email-for-forgetting-an-attachment/">Email Etiquette Guru</a> says, don’t be afraid to correct your mistakes.</p>

Don’t forget the attachment

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another: you go to send an email with an attachment, only you forget to actually attach the document. It’s a simple enough mistake to make, but it could cost you and your colleague precious time. If you do happen to forget the attachment, don’t stress. Quickly fire off a follow-up email with the attachment and a brief apology. As Email Etiquette Guru says, don’t be afraid to correct your mistakes.

<p>In today’s <a href="https://news.stanford.edu/2020/06/29/snapshot-new-working-home-economy/" title="https://news.stanford.edu/2020/06/29/snapshot-new-working-home-economy/">work-from-home economy</a>—which experts had predict will continue even <a href="https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/how-much-will-remote-work-continue-after-the-pandemic" title="https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/how-much-will-remote-work-continue-after-the-pandemic">after the pandemic has ended</a>—much of our business communication is conducted via email. That said, it’s easy to make writing mistakes when you aren’t working in a professional environment. That’s why we thought we’d help you out by putting together some of the most common writing mistakes to look out for when working from home.</p>

Save the email for the morning

Just because you’re working from home it doesn’t mean there aren’t set work hours. Be considerate of other people’s time. Surely that email you were thinking of sending your co-worker at midnight can wait until the morning . If you’re worried you’ll forget or you want it to go out first thing in the morning, you can always use Gmail’s scheduling send tool .

<p>Sometimes you have to ignore the rules altogether in order to stand out. One way to do this is through something called “<a href="https://www.businessinsider.com/email-etiquette-and-strategic-sloppiness-2014-1" title="https://www.businessinsider.com/email-etiquette-and-strategic-sloppiness-2014-1">strategic sloppiness</a>,” a form of intentionally informal, or even grammatically incorrect, email writing, which may include emoticons and disregard punctuation rules. It’s a power play that some tech giants, such as Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg, often use to assert their dominance. But be careful, as it’s not appropriate for everyone or every situation. The goal of strategic sloppiness is to seem important, without coming across as incompetent or arrogant.</p>

Try strategic sloppiness

Sometimes you have to ignore the rules altogether in order to stand out. One way to do this is through something called “ strategic sloppiness ,” a form of intentionally informal, or even grammatically incorrect, email writing, which may include emoticons and disregard punctuation rules. It’s a power play that some tech giants, such as Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg, often use to assert their dominance. But be careful, as it’s not appropriate for everyone or every situation. The goal of strategic sloppiness is to seem important, without coming across as incompetent or arrogant.

<p>Sometimes something happens at work that gets us a little hot under the collar, and our first instinct is to send out an angry email. Don’t do it. It’s great to be passionate about your work, but a professional <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/40431961/how-to-write-a-work-email-when-youre-really-pissed-off" title="https://www.fastcompany.com/40431961/how-to-write-a-work-email-when-youre-really-pissed-off">email isn’t the place to vent your frustrations</a>. If you have to get it out of your system, write the email but save it in your draft folder overnight. When you come back to read it in the morning, chances are you’ll have cooled off a bit and won’t feel the need to hit “send.”</p>

Don’t write angry

Sometimes something happens at work that gets us a little hot under the collar, and our first instinct is to send out an angry email. Don’t do it. It’s great to be passionate about your work, but a professional email isn’t the place to vent your frustrations . If you have to get it out of your system, write the email but save it in your draft folder overnight. When you come back to read it in the morning, chances are you’ll have cooled off a bit and won’t feel the need to hit “send.”

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Preparing for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam involves more than just studying; it’s also crucial to know the specifics of your examination schedule. Here’s a detailed walkthrough on how to check your 2024 JAMB centre, date, and time when you need to.

How to check your JAMB exam centre, date, and time

You can use any of the following methods:

1. Use the JAMB Portal

  • Navigate to the official examination slip checking segment on the JAMB portal at https://slipsprinting.jamb.gov.ng/PrintExaminationSlip  
  • Input your JAMB registration number, phone number (GSM), or email into the provided field.
  • Click on the “Print” button to generate your exam slip, which contains comprehensive information about your exam centre, date, time, and subject combinations.
  • If you see something like, ‘Examination Slip Printing not allowed’, it means the slips are either not yet made available for access or there’s a network issue.
  • If you think any of the two shouldn’t be hindering you, then endeavour to visit the nearest JAMB CBT registration centre to complain.

2. Stay updated via email

  • During the registration process, you provided an email address.
  • Regularly monitor your inbox for messages from JAMB, as they often communicate exam details via email some days before your exams to give you ample time to prepare.

3. Watch out for SMS updates

  • Ensure your phone is readily accessible, especially in the two weeks leading up to your exam.
  • JAMB would usually send updates directly to your mobile device, including exam centre information and scheduling details.

4. Visit a JAMB CBT registration centre

If any of the above options do not work for you to check your JAMB exam centre and other details, please endeavour to visit an accredited JAMB registration centre. You will potentially get your issue resolved there.

Essential items to check and bring to the JAMB 2024 examination centre

Preparing for the exam day goes beyond checking your exam centre and knowing your exam details; it also entails gathering the necessary items for a smooth experience. Here’s what to pack:

1. JAMB registration/examination slip

This document is your ticket to the exam hall and contains critical details about your registration and exam schedule.

2. Valid government-issued identification

Ensure you bring an acceptable form of ID, such as a National Identity Card or International Passport, to verify your identity.

3. Writing materials

The JAMB 2024 is a CBT exam. However, for those especially sitting for subjects requiring calculations, you may need to write. While writing materials are typically provided at the exam centre, it’s wise to carry your pens and pencils as a backup.

Please note : While you may bring items like your phones for communication with your friends and family before and after the exam, electronic devices are strictly prohibited during the exam. So plan on how you’ll keep the device safe during the exam or keep it at home.

Final thoughts

These detailed steps and being adequately prepared will help you navigate the process of checking your JAMB exam centre, date, and time with ease. Remember to stay informed, gather the necessary items, and approach the exam day with confidence.

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Learn how to fix, "Photoshop could not complete your request because of a program error" when opening or saving files

When opening or saving image files, you get one of the following errors:

  • "Could not complete your request because of a program error."
  • "Could not save as "yourfilename.psd" because of a program error."

Program error while saving files

The ‘Photoshop could not save as "yourfilename.psd" because of a program error.’ error can occur for various reasons from layer compositing to improper system permissions. Follow the below troubleshooting recommendations to resolve program errors while saving files in Photoshop.

Could not save as because of a program error

Update Photoshop

Make sure Photoshop is up to date with the latest bug fixes.  See  Keeping Photoshop up to date .

Grant Photoshop "Full Disk Access" in macOS System Preferences

To change this preference on your Mac, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > then click Privacy.  See  Change Privacy preferences on Mac

Hide all layers in the Layers panel then Save again

Click or click and drag across the visibility icon on each of the layers to hide them.

Roll back to the previous version of Photoshop

If none of the above suggestions help, back up your preferences/settings folder then roll back to the previous version of Photoshop (either 22.0.1 or 21.1.4)

See  Revert to the previous Photoshop version

You can also use the deprecated macOS Save API  to use the older, deprecated save methods.

Program error while opening files

The ‘Photoshop could not complete your request because of a program error’ error can occur for various reasons from damaged Photoshop preferences to incompatible system hardware or software. Follow the below troubleshooting recommendations to resolve program errors while opening files in Photoshop.

Photoshop Program error

Check the system requirements

  • Ensure your system meets Photoshop's minimum requirements for the latest version. See   Photoshop system requirements
  • If your graphics hardware is unsupported, you may need to update to more modern graphics hardware. See  Minimum graphics processor requirements

Disable Generator

  • Navigate to Preferences > Plug-ins
  • Uncheck Enable Generator

Reinstall your graphics driver

See  Update your graphics driver

Restore Photoshop's default preferences

See   Manually remove Photoshop Settings folder

Turn off GPU acceleration

See  Disable the GPU to quickly narrow down the issue

If this step helps, perform further GPU troubleshooting .

See  Troubleshoot Photoshop graphics processor (GPU) and graphics driver issues

If none of the above suggestions help, back up your preferences/settings folder  then roll back to the previous version of Photoshop.

Program Error Diagnostic Plugin

Quit Photoshop

Download and decompress the user-diagnostics.zip file to a local folder you will be able to locate

With the zip archive decompressed, copy the "user-diagnostic" folder to the Photoshop Plug-Ins folder at the following locations:

  • macOS: Application Folder > Adobe Photoshop 2022 > Plug-Ins
  • Windows: Program Files > Adobe> Adobe Photoshop 2022 > Plug-Ins

Copy the user-diagnostics folder to Plug-ins

Launch Photoshop

Select “Photoshop User Diagnostics” from the Plugins menu.

In the panel that appears, make sure  “copy error stacks to clipboard” is checked.

Perform your steps that reproduce the Program Error

When the Program Error appears, click Ok. When the dialog is dismissed, more details on the error are added to your clipboard for easy pasting.

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