Students of all disciplines and subject areas are tasked with writing expository essays at some point in their studies. So what is an expository essay, and how do you write a great one? Read on to find out! Definition: An expository essay requires the writer to research and investigate an idea, gather supporting evidence, and … Continue reading What is an Expository Essay?
Have you ever struggled to identify what source type you are using for research, or to figure out how to format a citation for a particular source? With so much information on the Internet and in the world, it’s not always an easy task. That’s why BibMe offers citation services for several different source types! … Continue reading BibMe Feature Spotlight: Source Type Options for Easier Citing
What is a Hypothesis? A hypothesis is your initial prediction about your topic or argument. Although you’re probably used to writing hypotheses in science, you can also use them effectively in other areas of research. Why Start With a Hypothesis? When researching, creating a hypothesis gives you a place to start from. It helps you … Continue reading How to Write a Hypothesis
Libraries are treasure troves of information, ready and waiting to answer your every question. However, navigating through their information and finding your answers can be intimidating for those new to a library. We want to everyone to walk confidently into their local or school library, so we’ve put together this short guide to help anyone … Continue reading Library Basics: Using the Catalog and Other Resources
Sometimes researchers want to know more about the context of a source, and why the writer has chosen to focus on it in their work. That’s where annotated bibliographies come in. An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, documents, etc. Normally, a works cited page or reference list simply displays each … Continue reading What is an Annotated Bibliography?
Whenever you quote, paraphrase, or take notes on someone else’s work, you should keep track of the sources the information came from. This will help you avoid plagiarism when you begin writing. You can keep track of your sources in a few different ways: Place the author’s name in parentheses after quoted or paraphrased text. … Continue reading What is a Bibliography?
Over the course of your studies, you have probably been asked to write an essay. So what exactly is an essay? What are its components? How do you write a good one? Read on for some helpful tips! What is an Essay? Generally, an essay is a written piece that presents an argument or the … Continue reading What Makes a Good Essay?
So you’ve applied, been accepted, and now it’s time to go. However, gone are the days of your high school guidance counselor choosing your classes. To help make the transition a bit more smooth, we’ve included 6 tips. Schedule an Advising Appointment Your collegiate Academic Advisor is a tremendously useful resource for your years in … Continue reading 6 College Tips for Freshmen
One of the goals of a research project is to defend your argument or claim by using other sources as evidence. We do this when we argue or engage in a discussion with our friends; we backup our claims by including evidence from other sources, perhaps by sharing information from an article we’ve read or … Continue reading What is a Paraphrase?
Think back to those high school days where you would roll out of bed at 6 am, get to school, and follow the same schedule as everyone else. Now, imagine a place where you can set your own schedule, choose your professors, and establish the routine for the day. Welcome to college! To help you … Continue reading Planning the Perfect College Schedule