The Best Worst Excuses for Justifying Procrastination

by Muranda MendezWe’ve all been guilty of procrastinating at some point. And while procrastinating doesn’t seem like such a brilliant idea when it’s 2 AM and we’ve yet to run our paper through a grammar checker, we have to laugh at some of the excuses we come up with to justify our own poor decision-making. … Continue reading The Best Worst Excuses for Justifying Procrastination

Impress Your English Teacher with These 3 Sources

You will write a ton of papers throughout your school life, but that doesn’t mean they all have to be the same. The difference between an ok paper and one that “wows” your teacher may not be entirely related to your writing skills. The types of resources that you use to conduct your research can … Continue reading Impress Your English Teacher with These 3 Sources

Feature Focus: BibMe’s Intuitive Annotation Tool

Were you asked to create an annotated bibliography? Wondering how to write an annotated bibliography? Or even what it is? Look no further, because BibMe’s free Annotation Tool can help! Bibliographies are generally found on the final page of an assignment or research paper and contain citations for sources used in a project. Annotated bibliographies … Continue reading Feature Focus: BibMe’s Intuitive Annotation Tool

4 Ways to Battle Writer’s Block (and Win)

by Amanda ClarkWriter’s block. We’ve all experienced this demon. You get an assignment, sit down to begin, and BAM! Nothing. Or you write a stellar first page, feel like a writing rock star and then—BAM! Nothing.When you have deadlines to meet, a foggy brain can be more than a nuisance. Next time, skip the stress … Continue reading 4 Ways to Battle Writer’s Block (and Win)

Community College vs University: What’s Right for You?

By Ella ChochrekFor many students, choosing their next steps after high school can be difficult. The right choice for one student might be to enter the workforce, while another might prefer to get a bachelor’s degree straightaway.Before pursuing higher education, it’s important to assess the pros and cons of all available options. Here, we’ve laid … Continue reading Community College vs University: What’s Right for You?

The 5 Writing Secrets I Wish I’d Known in High School

by Muranda Mendez As a college student, I’ve learned new tips and techniques that have made me a stronger, more efficient writer—and even made the writing experience more enjoyable. Sometimes I’ve found myself thinking, “I wish I’d known this earlier!”So, here are five writing secrets that I’ve discovered in college that I wish I’d known as … Continue reading The 5 Writing Secrets I Wish I’d Known in High School

Does Anyone Really Know How to Use a Semicolon?

by Muranda MendezYou’ve seen them in grammar handouts from teachers, pushed somewhere between warnings on overusing commas and misplacing apostrophes. Maybe you’ve tried to stick one in your essay, checking 10 times to make sure you were using it correctly.  The semicolon has puzzled students for decades. It seems so smart and sophisticated—but how do you … Continue reading Does Anyone Really Know How to Use a Semicolon?

5 Tips to Make Sure You Avoid Plagiarism

by Amanda ClarkPlagiarism: It’s a scary word, and you probably know someone who has gotten into big trouble for it. But with so many writing assignments to do, and so many free resources available, it can be easy to plagiarize accidentally. In fact, there are many “gray areas” of plagiarism that you might not even … Continue reading 5 Tips to Make Sure You Avoid Plagiarism

Smart Tips to Choosing a College

So, you’ve been accepted to college—congratulations! No more gathering transcripts, asking for recommendation letters, stressing over application essays (and running them through a grammar checker), or waiting for responses. But choosing where to go to after you’ve gotten in can be a difficult decision. After all, different schools have different perks, and even if you’ve … Continue reading Smart Tips to Choosing a College

How to Brainstorm When You’re Out of Ideas

We’ve all experienced the mental block that occurs when the well of ideas has run dry. Snap out of staring-into-space mode with these brainstorming tips for infinite ideas generation.Switch Up Your MethodThere are lots of different brainstorming methods to choose from—so if one isn’t working for you, try switching to another. Examples include:1. Free WritingFree … Continue reading How to Brainstorm When You’re Out of Ideas