Group projects can be a pain when you have to edit a collaborative essay etc. With Redliner students can upload any document and edit a document together. The changes will automatically appear to the next person who reads the document.
“Eliminate the frustrations of change tracking and version control within critical documents such as contracts, press releases, ad copy, and other group editing projects.”
Take advantage of this tool to eliminate group editing frustration.
Posted by everythingfrankiep on January 11, 2013
Distractions often occur when students are trying to write a paper. There is Facebook, e-mail, or ESPN online. Either way, distractions can be annoying and stop and hinder the writing process. Students who have Mac should give WriteRooma try. This download tak
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es up the entire screen to prohibit distractions. Students will be forced to focus on the task at hand.
“For Mac & iPhone users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you’re used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing.”
It’s a shame that this is only available for Mac users, but for those who do have Macs this program might be the solution.
Posted by everythingfrankiep on December 14, 2012
Not everyone is a whiz at punctuation and grammar. Thankfully there is Blue Book which offers rules and examples of what types of punctuation goes where. There are even free online quizzes to test your knowledge.
“Rule 1. To avoid confusion, use commas to separate words and word groups with a series of three or more. Example: My $10 million estate is to be split among my husband, daughter, son, and nephew. Omitting the comma after son would indicate that the son and nephew would have to split one-third of the estate.”
Use this site to improve your punctuation and grammar or to double-check something for an essay or assignment.
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Posted by everythingfrankiep on December 3, 2012
For students who have to write an essay using an opposing view or have to do a debate with the class will find Opposing Views useful. The site offers various views on a number of issues.
“Opposing Views helps you uncover all sides of the issues you care about most. Here at www.opposingviews.com, experts go head-to-head on real-life concerns, debating news and events, addressing the questions that keep you up at night. We introduce the questions, the experts present their cases (and disagree with each other), and you leave ready to make well-informed decisions and take action.”
The website offers interesting points of views and will make you think critically about the issue at hand. Great place to start for essays!
Posted by everythingfrankiep on November 30, 2012
Writing an introduction to an essay can be the most difficult part of the writing process. Fear not though! University Blog has written this post to help even the most down trodden students write an introduction.
“A good introduction should pull the reader straight in and make them want to read more. Also, learning how to write a good introduction can be very helpful in overcoming “starting anxiety,” one of the major causes of writer’s block.”
Students should really consider bookmarking this page to refer to over and over again.
Posted by everythingfrankiep on August 9, 2012
Both videos end with a certain lack of closure. But procrastinators, you are not alone! Get hold of this time-killer before it undermines your academic progress. Scheduling study time, keeping a master calendar with due dates for course assignments, and keeping track of your grades and course standing can help you be accountable to yourself and successful.
Spongebob Squarepants: Typical American Procrastinator
Posted by Tracy Mendham on July 19, 2012
College students often need to study or sleep in environments that are crowded or noisy, and background noise like your trusty fan can be helpful or even essential. There are also white noise apps for smartphones and online noise generators than can help. Check out:
Posted by Tracy Mendham on July 12, 2012
BookFinder lets you compare prices on new and used books from various sellers.
“BookFinder.com can find you the cheapest new and used textbooks by simultaneously searching for your textbooks on all of the top textbook websites.”
BookFinder lets you compare prices easily and see what the best deal is whether it be for a textbook or book.
Posted by everythingfrankiep on July 11, 2012
Imagine how much this would stink: someone hacks your email and changes the password. Ten years of personnel correspondence on your firstname.lastname@example.org is lost forever.
Having a hard-to-guess, hard-to-hack password is one of the first keys to online security. The How Secure Is My Password? site at http://howsecureismypassword.net/ will tell you how long it would take a PC to guess your password. It’s fun, fast, and recommended by our friends at LifeHacker.
And to all the info pirates out there, it will take your little desktop computer with the skull-and-crossbones screensaver SIX THOUSAND years to guess my new password.
Posted by Tracy on June 26, 2012
Beautiful sweet-smelling flowers on a beautiful summer day
Posted by Tracy Mendham on May 31, 2012