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When Common Knowledge Isn’t So Common

A cat is a common pet. Chocolate is a common candy. The fact that trees are plants is common knowledge… but what does ‘common knowledge’ mean exactly? Whether your teacher requires MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, or another citation format, you already know how important it is to cite […]

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Typing or Writing Notes: Which Is Best?

You’ve probably taken a bajillion notes in your life by now. It’s how you absorb and remember class lectures, organize research, and study for tests. But even though you’ve taken notes for years, there’s one big question that might still stump you: is it better to type or handwrite notes? […]

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article

For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget. Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If […]