Mysterious Punctuation You Should Get To Know

The comma. The period. The quotation mark. The apostrophe. These punctuation marks have been familiar friends since elementary school. Now, it’s time to take your knowledge a step further and master some wonderfully obscure punctuation, courtesy of the English language! You might not use these everyday, but they’re fun to bring up and will expand […] ...

Fascinating Origins of 5 Holiday Words

Happy holidays! It’s once again time to chill with the family, munch on good food, and celebrate! Here’s a bit of holiday word etymology to enlighten your family and friends with at your next festive feast.   Carol In the singing mood? This word originally referred to pagans’ celebratory circle dances and the songs that […] ...

What Your Instructors Wish You Knew About Papers

Have you ever wondered what your professors are really looking for in a paper? It always seems like they want much more than they put on the rubric – or that their directions are so detailed that it feels almost impossible to get it right! While every instructor is different, there are a few things […] ...

Focus! 5 Ways To Be More Productive

It’s the end of the semester, which means it’s finals season! Whether you have lots of papers to write or tons of tests to take, you feel the pressure to be productive. And yet, you may find yourself thinking, “I’ll just check my notifications for a minute.” The next thing you know, it’s been five […] ...

Ten Interesting SAT Vocabulary Words You’ll Probably Never Use

These SAT vocabulary words are likely to show up on the SAT verbal portion of your exam, but probably nowhere else in your life. Before we lament our lassitude, let’s review a few sundry terms. To check your papers or SAT sample essays for grammar or spelling errors, try the EasyBib Plus online grammar and […] ...

7 Tips for a Standout College Admissions Essay

Nothing has the power to intimidate even the most diligent student quite like the college admissions essay. How to choose the right topic and steer clear of clichés while showing admissions committees that you’re a great fit? Never fear! We’ve got a list of tips to help you make a great impression with a stellar […] ...

Three Common Grammar Errors to Avoid

Strong research and a well-organized set of arguments will put you well on your way to a top-grade paper. But there’s one thing that many of us find unexpectedly challenging: grammar and mechanics. Using proper grammar isn’t just a finishing touch—it’s a crucial component to making sure that your writing is clear, understandable, and polished. […] ...

10 Words that Make Your Teachers Cringe

Academic writing can be tough to tackle. We usually don’t write research papers in the same way we talk or text in our everyday lives. Prime example: when have you ever wrote “yeah” or “hahaha” in a class paper? Since writing for an assignment uses a different “voice,” it can make the tone of papers […] ...

A Color Coded Guide to the Eight Buffalo Sentence

Buffalo written eight times is a grammatically correct sentence that sounds crazy but actually means something. To crack the code of this mystical combo, there are diagrams, articles and videos all over the internet. Some can be helpful, others make an already confusing sentence even more confusing. Everyone learns differently, so maybe our color-coded explanation […] ...

EasyBib Updates: NEW Grammar and Plagiarism Checker + Easier Citing

Hey EasyBib fans! We have exciting news to share. We’ve unveiled a new plagiarism and grammar checker just for students like you, plus updated our design to make citing even easier. Run a Plagiarism and Grammar Check with EasyBib Plus Now you can check your paper for unintentional plagiarism AND grammar errors without leaving EasyBib.com! Just copy and […] ...