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5 Signs That You Need an Academic Editor

by Ivy Rutledge Oftentimes, we find that students seek the assistance of an academic editor merely days before deadline. Typically, they’re finishing papers at the last minute, not leaving any time for a professional review, and handing those papers to their professors in less than stellar condition.   Here are some signs to consider that…

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8 Graduate Student Research Tools

For graduate students in nearly every field, research is a fact of life. Keeping your graduate student research organized and moving forward can be a challenge, but there are a myriad of good apps that can help. Here is a list of free graduate student research tools that can lighten the load: LIST YOUR RESEARCH…

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Time Management Tools for Students

Persistence over Procrastination by Ivy Rutledge Ask around on a college campus about personal goals for the new semester, and I bet you’ll hear a chorus: “I’m going to try not to procrastinate so much.” Easier said than done, right? The key to time management is to measure your time differently. Students commonly divide their…

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43 Hot Grammar Tips of 2013

Check out these Hot Grammar Tips 1. Awhile=adverb: She stopped there awhile. A while=noun phrase that follows for: He thought for a while before answering. 2. Nouns can sometimes function as an adjective when modifying another noun (e.g., bank receipt, bus trip, town meeting). 3.  Already vs. All ready: Already refers to time. (The play…

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10 More Commonly Confused Words

You can sound great by tackling these commonly confused word pairs   Assault/Battery Although often interchanged in common speech, these two terms have different connotations in legal context. Assault refers to a threat in which a person reasonably fears physical violence. Battery involves violent and unwanted physical contact by another person. Assault occurs without any…

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Spelling & Grammar: Kids Still Need to Learn

Why Spelling & Grammar Will Always Be Essential Spelling and grammar are usually not hot topics. But there’s been a lot of controversy  surrounding the recent statement by Sugata Mitra, a Newcastle University (England) professor of educational technology. Mitra announced earlier this week that traditional language rules have become “unfashionable” because electronic devices are now…

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Desperate for Some Writing Time?

Here’s how you can take advantage of every writing opportunity… Great Places for Writing At the doctor’s office. Instead of reading a magazine, grab your pen and paper (or electronic device) and start writing away. Make a promise to pick up where you left off when your day quiets down. On public transportation. Bus, taxi,…

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