Gathering Strong Evidence

This is the first of two lessons that teach research and comprehension skills around the topic of the Christopher Columbus. The second will be published in a week. Also, don’t forget to have students cite their sources in MLA format, APA format, or Chicago style. Photo Source: “I’m Christopher Columbus” by Claus Rebler. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. Original image […] ...

Video Lesson: Citations for Beginners

Level: Elementary school, Middle school Length: 3:15 Notes: Citations are in MLA 8th edition Looking for more? Click here to see all of our video lessons and infographics.   Plagiarism: It’s a tough word for young students to read and understand, but it also comes with some scary consequences. Consequences can include teacher, parent, and/or […] ...

How to Write an Amazing Persuasive Essay

The entire point of a persuasive essay is to persuade or convince the reader to agree with your perspective on the topic. In this type of essay, you’re not limited to facts. It’s completely acceptable to include your opinions and back them up with facts, where necessary. Tricks for Writing a Persuasive Essay In this […] ...

How to Make Your Argumentative Essay Rock

Are you writing an argumentative essay for school and just don’t feel that it’s as good as it could be? This type of writing can be challenging, since it requires plenty of research, but it can also be quite rewarding. Argumentative writing tends to be balanced in that it acknowledges all sides of the issue. […] ...

Expository Essays: Tips, Tricks and Topics

Every student has to write an expository essay at least once in their educational career. These are actually fairly simple essays to write, but they do require some serious research skills. Like most academic essays, the expository essay requires formal writing with an introduction, body, and conclusion. Tips for Writing a Kick-Butt Essay Want to […] ...

MLA 8 is Now the Default Citation Style

Great news has arrived just before the fall semester rush: MLA 8 is now the default citation style on EasyBib.com! If you go to our main page at www.easybib.com, you’ll notice that MLA 8 is listed as the first citation style option. MLA 7 will remain as a free option for those who need it. […] ...

American Revolution Lesson: Using Balanced Sources

This is the third in a series of lessons that teach research and writing skills around the topic of the American Revolution. Also, don’t forget to have students cite their sources in MLA format, APA format, or Chicago style.   Overview In this lesson, you will learn the importance of using balanced sources in your research. You’ve Found Your Sources…Now What? […] ...

American Revolution Lesson: Introducing Claims in Argumentative Writing

This is the second in a series of lessons that teach research and writing skills around the topic of the American Revolution. Also, don’t forget to have students cite their sources in MLA format, APA format, or Chicago style. Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to introduce precise, knowledgeable claims and to establish their significance. Claims in […] ...

American Revolution Lesson: Integrating Multiple Sources to Answer a Question

This is the first in a series of lessons that teach research and writing skills around the topic of the American Revolution. Overview In this lesson, you will learn how to evaluate multiple sources in diverse formats and put them together to answer a question. Multiple Sources During research, you will encounter many different types […] ...

Announcing Our EasyBib Citation Export for JSTOR

We’re proud to announce a new integration with JSTOR, one of the most well-known, online libraries of academic journals, books, and primary sources. With over 8,000 subscribing institutions, and close to 2,000 full-text journals found in their database, JSTOR is widely used by researchers, scholars, and students. The new EasyBib citation tool in JSTOR makes it […] ...