Author's biography

I was born in Preston, West Virginia. Shortly afterwards, my family moved to Flushing, New York, and that’s where I grew up. Though I have spent most of my life in NYC, people tell me that I am a mix of Southern and Northern culture, and I believe they’re right. I prefer to live out of my travel trunks. I have spent time in a number of European and Asian countries, and even managed to take a few trips to Africa. And these were no standard package excursions – I have always preferred to explore each country on my own; that’s how I learned so much about foreign cultures. Of course, I did not escape a stint in academia – first school, then university, finally a graduate degree. In addition to my university courses, I also had a rather important life experience. Rooming with both a Sudanese and Indian girl as my apartment-mates, I absorbed quite a bit of their culture as well, so I can add that to my fund of informal education. Now I am here to help people with their own writing, and – guess what? I am not finished yet with my own learning – it is too exciting to quit. There is so much to explore, and so many people to help with so many writing projects.

Recent posts by Daisy

How to Write an Abstract—Complete Guide (With Examples)

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Writing an abstract is one of the skills you need to master if you want to succeed in your studies.

Even if it seems minor compared to an essay, research paper, or case study, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of an abstract. In fact, it’s a vital part of all the written works that we’ve just mentioned.

But what does abstract mean anyway?

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How to Write a Literature Review: Actionable Tips & Links

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So you have to write a literature review. You find your favorite novel, and then start analyzing it.

This is how it’s usually done, right?

In fact, it’s not.

The “literature” here means any collection of materials on a given topic. In this case, “literature” can be anything from a set of poems about love to serious scholarly articles about the treatment for pneumonia. And the word “review” does not actually mean that you have to give your personal opinion about these sources.

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Top 100 Free Online Courses from the Best Universities

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It’s estimated that most college graduates have over $37,000 in loans. And instead of spending money on traveling, these poor young professionals have to pay it back. It seems that education is worth a fortune.

This might seem crazy, but many well-known universities offer free online courses.

Take a look at our list of 100 free online courses from top universities. It will help you to choose!

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