Not So Crazy Reasons To Change Majors

Things were different when you first started college. You carefully picked a major that would lead you to the career you’ve always dreamed of—or maybe you picked a more neutral major to give yourself time to explore. But that was then, and this is now. You’ve learned a lot, gained new experiences, and are no … Continue reading Not So Crazy Reasons To Change Majors

5 Reasons to Use Your College Library

Whether you’re looking for a quiet space to study, seeking a desk to finish your paper’s MLA or APA citation bibliography, or need to borrow books and research materials, your college library can help! Here are our top five reasons to dig out that library pass!1. Solo studyStudying from home comes with numerous distractions, whether … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Your College Library

4 Resolutions to Try if You Want to Be a Better Writer

It’s the new year! You know what that means: time to make resolutions! Whether you want to get better grades or exercise more, it’s always great to start the new year with positive intentions and resolutions that are attainable.If one of your goals is to be a better writer, there are many small ways to … Continue reading 4 Resolutions to Try if You Want to Be a Better Writer

6 Books You Can Read and Compare to Their Movie Adaptations

When a story that starts in print shows up on screen, someone inevitably declares, “The book was better.” If you want to join the discussion, or just need extra inspiration to read something non-school related that’s longer than the text in an Instagram story, here are six film adaptations you can compare with the books … Continue reading 6 Books You Can Read and Compare to Their Movie Adaptations

Fun Citation Trivia!

Citations isn’t a word that screams fun. You wouldn’t choose to do citations over watching a video or texting a friend. And yet, citations at their core are anything but boring! They are so much more than just their style rules, and are an incredibly effective tool in most academic disciplines.  Have you ever wanted … Continue reading Fun Citation Trivia!

6 Tips for Writing Better Instagram Posts and Engaging Your Followers

By Devon BrownEven though I take terrible photos, I was able to build an Instagram audience of over 6,000 followers who actually interact and comment on my posts, want to know how? Captions! For those of us who flunked photography, Instagram gives us 2,200 characters to redeem ourselves.  Here are some tips to help you … Continue reading 6 Tips for Writing Better Instagram Posts and Engaging Your Followers

How it’s Possible to Accidentally Plagiarize

We all make mistakes. It’s simply a part of life. One school-related topic that is prone to its fair share of mistakes? Plagiarism. Believe it or not, it’s not hard to mistakenly plagiarize.Accidental plagiarism is usually the result of being rushed, unorganized, or uninformed about the citation and research process. Whether it’s an accident or … Continue reading How it’s Possible to Accidentally Plagiarize

3 Types of Plagiarism We Forget About

By Michele Kirschenbaum, Library Media SpecialistYou’ve seen it in the news. A musician accused of stealing a song, a politician’s speech picked apart for being similar to another’s, or a plagiarism inquiry into a well-known scientist’s research report. No doubt, being accused of plagiarism is the worst. It’s embarrassing, totally humiliating, and undermines an individual’s … Continue reading 3 Types of Plagiarism We Forget About

5 Ways to Finish a Paper

And they lived happily ever after.It’d be awesome if all papers could end that simply. However, be it a 500-word essay, a detailed research paper, or a 10-page report, there are a few fundamental rules when finishing a paper. All good conclusions are a summary of the paper’s main points, they never bring in new … Continue reading 5 Ways to Finish a Paper

9 Steps to Writing a Great Research Paper

By Amanda Marie ClarkThe research paper can be intimidating for even the most well-seasoned writer. Working on such a big task isn’t exactly what most of us want to do with our out-of-class time. But you can own that process and come out with a paper you’re proud of. Let’s break up that research paper … Continue reading 9 Steps to Writing a Great Research Paper