Research and reference websites for architecture projects and papers

Writing a research paper on any subject begins with general research on your topic. Architecture students who are doing research can successfully conduct their research online with the many research websites related to their chosen subject. The best research sites and reference sites on architecture cover a wide variety of topics within the discipline, providing many ideas for architecture projects and research papers. Read more

Cheating in school: Caught cheating in college and SAT cheating in high school

Recent news stories about cheating on the SAT exam have once again placed a spotlight on the issue of cheating on tests and other instances of cheating in school among college students. With so much riding on success in college it isn’t surprising that cheating is a common practice among college students. Read more

Improve academic relationships with your professor, TA and RA

Welcome to a new semester of school. A new semester means that you will have new courses and new academic relationships. As you meet friends through your time at school, you will also meet dozens of instructors and advisors that can have a positive impact on your education and even career. When you move to a new dorm, you should try to develop a healthy bond with your resident advisor to gain their respect and good word of mouth. When you begin new classes, work on good relationships with your teaching assistants and professors. Not only are they great resources and potential mentors, but they can be powerful references for when you apply to graduate schools, internships and jobs. Read more

Digital research tools: How are your Internet research skills?

The use of digital technology in education places boundless information resources in the hands of students. Yet, the ability to access information does not translate into the Internet research skills to filter out the useless and focus on the relevant. How do your information literacy skills stack up? Read more

Study: Facebook affecting grades in college?

Is there a relationship between using Facebook and getting lower grades in college? A recent study exploring this topic came up with some interesting conclusions. Read more

Winter break reading list

Congratulations on completing your finals and finishing up another semester.  Winter break is the time to relax and catch up on some leisure reading that you may not have time for during the semester. On the reading list below are some great choices for Christmas holiday reading including short stories, haunting tales, and Christmas poetry. As a gift to our readers, we’ve opened these books up for free for your winter break! Enjoy! Read more

Writing your PhD dissertation proposal from choosing dissertation topics to formulating research questions

The dissertation proposal is different from that of other types of proposals such as the research paper proposal. Dissertations are the ultimate in research and report writing. After evaluating the many possibilities in dissertation topics, you will begin the process of creating the dissertation proposal that will form the roadmap for your dissertation. Read more

Finals week also means turning in final research papers

You may have been researching and brainstorming for weeks, but sometimes polishing your paper up with the final details can be exhausting and it’s tempting to rush through them for the sake of getting the paper done. Try these hints for tying your final research paper up neatly.

Persevere

As this is your final research paper of the semester and likely your final grade, it’s important not to give up on it until you’re truly proud of your work. Finals week is generally the most strenuous time in your college career, and the weeks leading up to it may have you stressed out already. Read more

Learn from good examples of research papers

When your instructor assigns a research paper assignment does your blood run cold with fear? It’s typical to feel helpless and overwhelmed by the prospect of finding good research paper topics and delving through books and articles to find nuggets of wisdom to inspire and guide you. Consider using good examples of research papers to help guide you. Read more

How to write a conclusion for a research paper

By the time you get to your research paper conclusion you probably feel as if there is nothing more to be said. But knowing how to write a conclusion for a research paper is important for anyone doing research and writing research papers. If you finish strong, you will impress your readers and be effective in communicating your ideas. Read more