How to End an Email: The Best and Worst Sign-Offs

How to End an Email: The Best and Worst Sign-Offs

Good communication is always important, no matter if you’re talking with your boss, professor, clients, or friends. But these days, most of that communication is carried out digitally, whether you need to reach someone a few offices down, on the next floor, or in...
Affective vs. Effective: What’s the Difference?

Affective vs. Effective: What’s the Difference?

When spoken out loud, affective and effective can be hard to differentiate. That’s probably why they’re often used interchangeably, both in speech and in writing. But despite just a single vowel separating them, these two adjectives carry quite different meanings....
How to Write an Apology Letter: Tips, Samples, and Templates

How to Write an Apology Letter: Tips, Samples, and Templates

Is it too late now to say sorry? Hopefully not—but it’s better late than never. As much as you might like to just sweep everything under the rug and move on, the only way to really clear the air and make way for a fresh start is by apologizing and owning your...
How to Fix a Comma Splice: Examples and Quiz

How to Fix a Comma Splice: Examples and Quiz

You were probably taught back in grade school that run-on sentences are grammatically incorrect and should be avoided like the plague. While there are a number of ways to fix run-ons, adding commas will only work in certain situations. To avoid creating a comma...