Evaluating Websites: What You Need to Know to Find Great Sources
Susan M. Inez
Ask any old person (that is, anyone over the age of 40) about what it was like researching and evaluating sources 20+ years ago. They’ll tell you about a strange process of going to the library to read books, take … Read more
How to Write a Formal Essay That Impresses
Susan M. Inez
Ever been invited to a formal event, such as a party or dance, where the invitation specifically states “formal attire required”? We all know what formal means in a party invite. It means you can’t show up in your favorite … Read more
3 Important Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird
Susan M. Inez
Ever watch one of those home decorating shows where the decorator asks, “What sort of theme do you want to go with?” The decorator is essentially asking about theme because he wants to know whether he should use elements of … Read more
All You Need to Know About These 4 To Kill a Mockingbird Characters
Eden Meirow
Great Depression-era novels typically have an element of… well… depression. To Kill a Mockingbird isn’t any different. What is different is the fact that [spoiler alert] it ends on a slightly uplifting note. The story is centered around Scout—the narrator—and … Read more
12 Global Warming Articles to Help Your Next Essay
Susan M. Inez
Most of us have heard the arguments about the devastating effects of global warming. We’ve also heard the arguments that the entire idea of global warming is a hoax. While the topic continues to be debated, what’s not debatable is … Read more
How to Put a Quote in Your Essay Like a Pro
Susan M. Inez
For years your teachers have told you that if you borrow someone else’s exact words, you need to put quotations marks around those words. They also told you that you need to use quotations (as well as paraphrases and summaries) … Read more
10 Economics Essay Topics That Will Improve Your Bottom Line
Susan M. Inez
If you hear the word “economy” and your only thought is that you need to get to your local warehouse store to buy another economy-size container of cheese puffs, it’s probably good that you’ve decided to read this post for … Read more
How to Survive Writing Your Beowulf Essay
Susan M. Inez
Do you love a good monster movie? Do you enjoy a gruesome fight between the hero of the story and the evil nemesis? If you do, I bet you’d love to read an epic poem translated from Old English about … Read more
5 Important Beowulf Characters to Write About in Your Paper
Eden Meirow
Beowulf is one of those stories that most teachers assign but few students really understand. It’s so old that no one even knows who wrote it. But within the verses lies a great, action-packed adventure filled with terrible monsters, a … Read more
Avoid These 10 Common Grammar Mistakes in Your Paper
Susan M. Inez
I get it. The grammar police can be annoying when they continually correct your grammar. But do you know what’s even more annoying? This: If you recognize the grammar error in this sign, good for you! The grammar police won’t … Read more