5 Steps for Turning Your Paper From Good to Great

So you’ve finished writing your essay. Now you can breathe a sigh of relief, close down your computer, and head out to celebrate with friends, right? Right! But after you’ve enjoyed that movie or milkshake, take a few more minutes to give your paper a final look before you hand it in. Doing so could […] ...

4 Note-Taking Systems To Consider

Taking clear and effective notes is an important skill for all students, and essential for effective self-study, paper-writing and revision—but which method is best? We take a look at four popular note-taking systems and the differences between them: The Cornell Method This method not only makes note taking quicker and easier, it also serves as […] ...

Video Lesson: Box & Bullet Method of Note Taking

It’s a never ending search trying to find clever hacks and new techniques to make the note taking process easier for our students. Many websites and apps offer features and tools to help stay on task and organized. One tried and true note taking method that has lasted the test of time? The good ol’ […] ...

5 Pro Study Tips to Try Right Now

Got a quiz coming up, a paper to write or a big test to prep for? Try these science-backed study tips and supercharge your study time. Because before you design the world’s first self-flying car or run in the 2036 presidential election, you have to get that degree. 1. Try timeboxing Timeboxing is time-management system […] ...

How to Teach Writing for Different Learning Styles

In high school, I was one of the lucky ones: a visual learner. To this day, I prefer to sit down and read an article as opposed to listening to a podcast. Many of my classmates were not so fortunate. In many cases they slipped through the cracks, missing out on valuable knowledge and skills […] ...

Tips for Staying Focused as Temperatures Rise

As winter comes to a close and temperatures begin heating up across the country, it can be difficult to keep focused on schoolwork—even as final exams rear their heads. Here are our tips for keeping your head cool from spring fever. Tip 1: Study outside When the weather gets nice, you might find yourself staring […] ...

Teaching Tactics for Timed Writings

A few weeks ago a student walked out of my class angry and frustrated because he hadn’t  finished his fifth timed writing assignment of the year. Before he’d even started writing, I had given him some advice on writing a concluding sentence, knowing this was a weakness of his. I told him a story of […] ...

How to Cite a Cat Video

Who doesn’t love a funny cat video? These short and silly clips bring entertainment to millions of viewers each day. So how would you cite one of these videos in your paper? Read on for formatting tips. We will review a basic citation structure for citing a cat video, or any online video, in MLA […] ...

Using Gender Neutral Language in Your Papers

Recently, the use of gender-neutral language—also known as gender-inclusive language—has become a trending topic, and it’s something to consider when writing your academic papers and essays. We’ll walk you through the various gender-neutral options, looking at when they might be most appropriate. We will be using MLA style parenthetical citations in this article to help […] ...

Who vs. Whom: Which Do I Use?

Most people know there is a difference between who and whom, but few remember what it is. In truth, you could go your entire life and only use whom a handful of times, but when those rare grammatical moments strike, if you want to be prepared, we are here to help. (EasyBib.com is also here […] ...