How to write an outline for a research paper

If the prospect of writing a research paper gives you the cold sweats, you are not alone. One trick to simplifying the writing process is knowing how to create an outline for a research paper. If you can begin writing an outline, the task of drafting the research paper will quickly become more manageable. Read more

Learning to learn drives student success

Lifelong learning is more important than ever as we enter the 21st century. Learning to learn is key to success both in school and in the workplace. Student success is achieved when learners understand their different learning styles and use that knowledge to develop research skills and problem solving skills. Read more

Techniques to improve memory: Memorization tips to sharpen your mental pencil

That big exam is just days away and the closer it gets the less you seem to remember. But you still have some time and with a few techniques to improve memory, you can sharpen your memory skills and pull off a great grade. Read more

Good research paper topics for college students

Good research paper topics for college studentsYou’ve considered our tips, you’ve learned all the tricks, but you’re having trouble just getting started on your research paper. Good research paper ideas take creativity but sometimes choosing a research topic is the most difficult part, so we’ve gathered some ideas for research paper topics for college students. It’s easier said than done: avoid choosing broad research subjects that interest you, and try instead to narrow your focus when selecting research paper topics. Read more

Is it time to pursue a terminal degree?

After all the effort of earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree, you might find yourself wondering why anyone would submit themselves to the rigors of earning a terminal degree or doctorate. Yet during the 2008-2009 academic year, U.S. academic institutions awarded 49,562 doctorate degrees; a 1.6 percent increase from the previous year. Read more

Time management tips for college success

College success is achieved with years of hard work and dedication. That work can be made a little easier by learning a few effective time management strategies and effective study skills, so here are some time management tips. Read more

Top 10 mistakes when writing a research paper

Avoid these common research paper blunders

Fall has arrived and that means writing a research paper is in season again. Don’t sell yourself short; you’ve got the potential to write an awesome research paper worthy of an “A.” However, it’s easy to make simple mistakes when you’re given such a large project.

Prevent some very common errors by avoiding these research paper writing blunders, and it will be smooth sailing this semester. Read more

Back to school tips: How to write a research paper

Classes are starting and it has been a while, hasn’t it? You’re now busy getting back into the swing of things, but while you’ve been away, you may have forgotten some vital information about how to write a research paper. There may also be some key components of writing papers with which you’ve always struggled. Here are some back to school tips to keep in mind while starting your first research paper this school year to help create your best work. Read more

How to land an interview with the best resume

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Stay concise, focus on accomplishments, and don’t hold back

Do you think the perfect resume is a subjective idea? The recipe for an outstanding resume is actually fairly universal in terms of look, length, and basic content. With the right approach, you can churn out a stellar resume that will appeal to potential employers and land an interview for your dream job. Here are some resume writing tips and a sample resume to get you started. Read more

When writers go bad

Ensuring what you mean is what you write.

Sometimes when writing, we may begin a sentence without knowing how it will end. If you’re not careful, it could come out with the entirely wrong meaning. Self-editing prior to handing in work can help avoid some serious writing disasters.

“When something is awful, why not say so?” asks Richard Palmer, author of Write In Style: A Guide to Good English(London: Spon Press, 1993, 3).  He says so in the chapter on Disasters, – using the following passages to explain what to do to avoid such mistakes: Read more