How to Write a Cover Letter

  While much focus is placed on the resume, the cover letter is also an important part of a job application—especially if you’re looking to go into a writing-heavy field. Where a resume offers information about your work and academic experience, the cover letter tells an employer more about your personality: it gives you an […]

Crush Finals Week with These 10 Tips

With finals week just around the corner, it’s hard not to be freaking out. After all, three exams, a final paper, and a project in four days is enough to make anyone a little stressed out. But, fear not! Check out these tips so that you’re not in your university’s library at 2 a.m. surrounded […]

Do’s and Don’ts of In-text Citations

So, in-text citations are required for your class paper, but you don’t know where to start. Begin by giving yourself a pat on the back! Making citations within the text of your paper is a great way to signal to the reader that you’ve used information from another source, and clarifies exactly where that information […]

Going Anon: When Should I Cite a Pseudonym?

We all know the importance of correctly citing sources in academic work. However, whether you’re using MLA citations or APA citation format, there are times when it’s tricky to know what the best practice is. Citing pseudonyms is one of these times. What is a Pseudonym? A pseudonym is a fictitious name, and they’re often […]

What a Good Paper Introduction Looks Like

An introduction sounds deceptively simple. It’s easy to forget about the intro and give all your attention to the body of the paper because that’s where the meat is, right? But truthfully, the introduction is what gets your reader engaged. It’s the first impression, and it sets up your essay for success. If your paper […]

How to Write A Research Paper: 7 Simple Steps

Writing a research paper can be a pain. It’s not fun to find yourself staring at your computer the night before your paper is due, wondering why you waited until the last minute. Or maybe you’ve just started your paper, only to find yourself completely overwhelmed by the task at hand. Don’t worry! Whenever you […]

3 Note-Taking Systems That Help You Conquer Research

By Roxanne Wells Having clear, concise notes is super important when you are writing that paper or studying for that test, but taking in information and taking good notes at the same time can be a tricky skill to master. The good news is that there are several different note-taking systems that make things easier […]

Brainstorming Tips For When You’re Stuck

There’s nothing worse than working on an assignment and finding yourself hopelessly, thoroughly stuck! It might be figuring out the layout of your essay that gets you, or perhaps you’re struggling to put together an argument that you can support. In cases like these, taking the time to do some less-structured brainstorming might be just […]

How to Cite a Meme

Doge, Grumpy Cat, and Success Kid. You know you love them (we do, too). Memes like these are no longer just an Internet fad. They’re so ingrained in pop culture that you can now find books documenting their history and college courses that delve into their popularity. As a result, you may find yourself including […]

How to Take Great Notes

It’s tempting to robotically write down what’s on the classroom board verbatim or everything that’s being said. But taking great notes is a cornerstone of a good academic experience. When you take good notes, you’re not only creating a study guide for yourself, but also improving your memory and understanding of the material. Sort of […]