7 Summer Activities That Help Boost Your College Applications

Every summer is a gift and you’re ready to kick back, get some sun, and hang out with your friends all day. But summer is also a good time to add to your resume and up your odds of getting into your dream college. While you can still make time on your summer break for […] ...

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 […] ...

Ways to be More Organized with Schoolwork in 2018

While your new year’s resolutions might be to get more sleep or to hit the gym more often, staying on top of schoolwork is another noble goal for the new year. 1. Keep your backpack neat Oftentimes, students fall behind in classes simply because they haven’t organized their materials. In order to prevent this from […] ...

How to Cite a Meme

The meme is one of the funniest and weirdest trends to arise from digital images on the Internet. There are memes to make you laugh at almost anything, from funny cats to politicians to a successful kid. Though unconventional, if you choose cite a meme this guide can help! The best way to cite a […] ...

How to Cite a Song Found Online

Music is an art form—and just as you’d analyze a poem for a literary paper or cite a painting for an art history paper, you may find yourself using a song as a source, especially if you’re enrolled in music theory courses. Here, we’ve laid out how to cite a song, so if you’re deciding […] ...

How to Cite a Documentary Found Online

While you might think of books and journal articles as the go-to sources when writing essays, documentaries can also be a great source of information—and they can also serve as a form of entertainment. Citing a documentary might seem more complicated than citing a textbook, but we’ve put together this handy guide on how to […] ...

How to Make a Paper Longer the Smart Way

Meeting an essay’s required page or word count can sometimes be a struggle, especially if you’re juggling multiple papers or exams. In a pinch, students often rely on tricks like increasing margin size or making their font slightly bigger. Though these tricks do increase page length, there are easier (and smarter) ways to write a […] ...

How to Cite an Instagram Post

Social media might be something you do for fun in your spare time, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never need to use social media posts in a more formal setting. With hundreds of millions of users on Instagram, there is a ton of relevant and verifiable content, so learning how to cite an Instagram post […] ...

10 Tips to Help Brainstorm Awesome Paper Topic Ideas

Once you get going on a paper, you can often get into a groove and churn out the bulk of it fairly quickly. But choosing or brainstorming a topic for a paper—especially one with an open-ended prompt—can often be a challenge. You’ve probably been told to brainstorm ideas for papers since you were in elementary […] ...

How to Cite a White House Press Briefing

Communication from the White House has always been important and press briefings provide loads of raw information that you might find useful for papers, articles, and projects. Citing a White House press briefing might seem difficult—but it’s easier than it seems. Regardless of whether you want to cite a White House press briefing in MLA […] ...