Effect (noun) vs. Affect (verb)
Effect is defined as “a result of something or the ability to bring about a result”. A result is a noun, so when you think of the word effect, think of the phrase “the effect=the result” and remember it is a noun!
The word affect means to produce a change in something, and it is a verb=action word. So when you want to remember whether to use affect, think of the phrase “affect=action” and remember that an action is a verb.
Here’s a neat link to a program called Grammarly, which will check the grammar in your writing, as well as help you check for plagiarism. Find the link at: http://www.grammarly.com