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Finding the Motivation to Write When You Have None

Writing a paper can be rough. Really rough. Your roommate is streaming a show without headphones, a nap is calling your name, and if you did decide to jump into the paper, where would you even start? We feel your pain and have a few tips to help you get the ball rolling!  Good citing tip: EasyBib citing […] ...

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Teaching Insights: How to Model Effective Writing

Do you remember learning to drive? You probably didn’t learn by reading a how-to manual or listening to your parents lecture about driving. Most likely, you watched your parents operate a car while giving you step-by-step instructions. You probably learned through demonstrations and practice.  It’s the same way in education, and that’s where the strategy […] ...

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How to Cite a Dr. Seuss Quote

Have you ever eaten Green Eggs and Ham? Maybe not, but you’ve probably read the book when you were young! It was written by Dr. Seuss, the well-known pen name of American children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel. He’s famous for works such as The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, and The Lorax. […] ...

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How to Cite a Painting You See in Person or Online

When writing a research paper it is important to properly cite your sources. But what if the source you want to cite isn’t a book or website, but a painting? And does it make a difference if you see the painting in person at a museum, or through a secondary source like a webpage? This […] ...

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Teaching Students to Judge Credibility 

One of the most important skills students need to be equipped with in today’s society is judging the credibility of sources. In the past, gatekeepers mediated all information that was dispersed to the public. Nowadays, anyone with a computer can project their voice out to the masses. This technology is a double-edged sword.  It is […] ...

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The Magic of a Paper Outline

It’s 11 p.m., your paper is due tomorrow, and you’re only about halfway done. You’re typing along and when you realize that, wait…you’re actually not a huge fan of your argument or the supporting examples you’re using. Your options are to haphazardly keep writing or to backtrack and rehash what you’ve already done. Ugh. Unsurprisingly, […] ...