6 Ways to Save Time Grading Essays

Teachers have a lot on their plates, but one of the most challenging and time-consuming tasks is grading student essays. Even if you give your students a 2-page limit, grading 150 papers can take hours. It’s difficult to give each of your students the specific, helpful feedback you want to provide (at least if you’re […] ...

Tips for Writing a Solid Introduction

Essays, as you know, contain an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Each element functions in a unique, yet unified way. For example, the body of the essay contains all of the important evidence that supports your thesis. However, it won’t make any sense unless the introduction first sets the stage. Clearly, a great introduction […] ...

Great News: Chegg Announces Exclusive Agreement With The Purdue OWL

At EasyBib, a Chegg service, we constantly explore new ways to provide outstanding citation and writing help for students. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new partnership with the Purdue University Online Writing Lab, otherwise known as Purdue OWL. So, what is The Purdue OWL? The Purdue OWL has provided free writing resources to […] ...

Mysterious Punctuation You Should Get To Know

The comma. The period. The quotation mark. The apostrophe. These punctuation marks have been familiar friends since elementary school. Now, it’s time to take your knowledge a step further and master some wonderfully obscure punctuation, courtesy of the English language! You might not use these everyday, but they’re fun to bring up and will expand […] ...

Fascinating Origins of 5 Holiday Words

Happy holidays! It’s once again time to chill with the family, munch on good food, and celebrate! Here’s a bit of holiday word etymology to enlighten your family and friends with at your next festive feast.   Carol In the singing mood? This word originally referred to pagans’ celebratory circle dances and the songs that […] ...

What Your Instructors Wish You Knew About Papers

Have you ever wondered what your professors are really looking for in a paper? It always seems like they want much more than they put on the rubric – or that their directions are so detailed that it feels almost impossible to get it right! While every instructor is different, there are a few things […] ...

Focus! 5 Ways To Be More Productive

It’s the end of the semester, which means it’s finals season! Whether you have lots of papers to write or tons of tests to take, you feel the pressure to be productive. And yet, you may find yourself thinking, “I’ll just check my notifications for a minute.” The next thing you know, it’s been five […] ...

Ten Interesting SAT Vocabulary Words You’ll Probably Never Use

These SAT vocabulary words are likely to show up on the SAT verbal portion of your exam, but probably nowhere else in your life. Before we lament our lassitude, let’s review a few sundry terms. To check your papers or SAT sample essays for grammar or spelling errors, try the EasyBib Plus online grammar and […] ...

7 Tips for a Standout College Admissions Essay

Nothing has the power to intimidate even the most diligent student quite like the college admissions essay. How to choose the right topic and steer clear of clichés while showing admissions committees that you’re a great fit? Never fear! We’ve got a list of tips to help you make a great impression with a stellar […] ...

Three Common Grammar Errors to Avoid

Strong research and a well-organized set of arguments will put you well on your way to a top-grade paper. But there’s one thing that many of us find unexpectedly challenging: grammar and mechanics. Using proper grammar isn’t just a finishing touch—it’s a crucial component to making sure that your writing is clear, understandable, and polished. […] ...