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Teaching Students to Judge Credibility 

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The Magic of a Paper Outline

5 (1) It’s 11 p.m., your paper is due tomorrow, and you’re only about halfway done. You’re typing along and when you realize that, wait…you’re actually not a huge fan of your argument or the supporting examples you’re using. Your options are to haphazardly keep writing or to backtrack and rehash what you’ve already done. […] ...

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10 Foreign Language Idioms You’ll Love

0 (0) It’s exciting to learn a new language, especially the sayings that only native speakers know. In English, we have idioms like “bring home the bacon” and “let’s hit the road,” but do you know why being able to “cause a monkey to fall” or why “bones in the right order” are good things? […] ...

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How to Cite a PowerPoint Presentation

3.9 (19) Let’s be honest: Sometimes the best information for a paper comes straight from a professor’s PowerPoint presentation. But did you know that source needs to be cited? Whether you’re making use of your instructor’s lecture materials or pulling information from a Powerpoint found online, you need to make sure to cite your sources […] ...

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7 Summer Activities That Help Boost Your College Applications

0 (0) 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 […] ...

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When Common Knowledge Isn’t So Common

0 (0) 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 the sources used […] ...