Category Archives: College Success Tips

Free resources to improve meta tags, deep linking, and SEO

In the December 11, 2013 post for Questia by Lorraine Savage, “What is SEO and why is it important for research?” Savage discussed how important SEO is to someone running a search. But it’s also important if you’re the content …

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Research paper topics on money matters: Money supply, venture capital and more

If you have to find research paper topics related to money, consider yourself lucky. Most students graduate from college with little knowledge of money matters. For example, do you know how interest rates affect the money supply? If you have …

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How to use keyword search tools to find scholarly articles for your research paper

Even if you know what you want to write about in your next research paper, it can be a challenge to find the right scholarly articles. With a deadline looming, you need to have strategies to help you save time. …

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Avoid top 10 common grammar mistakes for student success

College students should avoid making common spelling and grammar mistakes when writing a research paper. A small mistake with an easy word will make your paper look unorganized, and your teachers will wonder how accurately you researched the rest of …

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How to avoid plagiarism in college: Resist the temptation!

It’s late and your research paper is due tomorrow. You have about 20 different sources and it would take an entire day just to cite all of them. For just a brief moment, you consider listing only a handful of …

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What is SEO and why is it important for research?

Searching for good research paper topics online is a lot like searching the library. You first need to know what you’re looking for. SEO, which stands for “search engine optimization,” means getting the most out of using search engines, like …

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Writing a research paper recap: From thesis statements to citations to conclusion

As we have seen in our series on writing a research paper, it’s important to allow yourself enough time to complete your assignment. The entire process begins with choosing your topic and includes research, creating thesis statements, writing, inserting citations, …

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Writing a research paper part 4: Revising, formatting, fine-tuning citations and writing your conclusion

In week four of writing a research paper you’re near the end of the process. However, you still have plenty to do. You’ll want to get feedback from your professor and make revisions to your paper. Double-check your citations to …

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Writing a research paper pt 3: How to write an outline, draft the paper and add citations

Now that you’ve chosen a topic and collected notes, it’s time to begin writing a research paper. In this article we’ll cover how to write an outline, create a rough draft of your paper and how to add citations. There’s …

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Writing a research paper pt 2: How to take notes that build on your thesis statements

Writing a research paper takes time and planning. Now you’ve narrowed yourself to a single topic and you can formulate one or more thesis statements. Then you’ll decide on one central statement for your paper. Your research will continue for …

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