10 Words that Make Your Teachers Cringe

Academic writing can be tough to tackle. We usually don’t write research papers in the same way we talk or text in our everyday lives. Prime example: when have you ever wrote “yeah” or “hahaha” in a class paper? Since writing for an assignment uses a different “voice,” it can make the tone of papers […] ...

A Color Coded Guide to the Eight Buffalo Sentence

Buffalo written eight times is a grammatically correct sentence that sounds crazy but actually means something. To crack the code of this mystical combo, there are diagrams, articles and videos all over the internet. Some can be helpful, others make an already confusing sentence even more confusing. Everyone learns differently, so maybe our color-coded explanation […] ...

EasyBib Updates: NEW Grammar and Plagiarism Checker + Easier Citing

Hey EasyBib fans! We have exciting news to share. We’ve unveiled a new plagiarism and grammar checker just for students like you, plus updated our design to make citing even easier. Run a Plagiarism and Grammar Check with EasyBib Plus Now you can check your paper for unintentional plagiarism AND grammar errors without leaving EasyBib.com! Just copy and […] ...

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2018

Summer is here, which means you get to reward yourself for a long year of studying by soaking up the sun (SPF-protected, of course) and unwinding by the beach or pool. Savor the rays with one of these unputdownable new beach reads. Need to use one as the basis for a post-summer book report? Never […] ...

Introducing the New EasyBib Add-in for Office 365

Big news! The new EasyBib Add-in for Office 365 is now available, allowing you (or your students) to effortlessly cite as you write online. Best of all, this powerful new add-in is free!   In Office 365, the EasyBib Add-in opens as a column to the right of a document and lets users automatically generate […] ...

Five Simple Habits To Help Boost Your GPA

For just three little letters, your GPA has a huge amount of power over your future education or career path. Don’t you owe it to the future you to make sure it’s as high as possible? The good news is, a few changes to your habits can make a significant difference in your grade point […] ...

How to Make Sure Your Sources Are Legit

by Amanda Clark You just got the assignment: the infamous end-of-year research paper. Your teacher, Mrs. Citey, is a stickler when it comes to bibliographies, and you’re nervous because you don’t know where to find legit sources. The internet is a wealth of information, but that also makes it hard to weed out the bad […] ...

QUIZ: What punctuation mark are you?

Are you a secretive semicolon or an energetic exclamation point? Take our quiz and find out! Writing is hard. Whether you’re battling those in text citations, making an annotated bibliography, or trying to figure out how to do a works cited page, it can feel like there’s no end to the struggles that take place […] ...

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 […] ...

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 […] ...