Check out this video on how to use Diigo to save all your sources in one convenient location.Now, of course there are other ways besides the Internet to get information, and there’s nothing wrong with cracking open a well-written book to enrich your essay’s content!
Check out this video on how to use Diigo to save all your sources in one convenient location.
You’d be surprised what you’ll catch the second, third, and bazillionth time around reading your own writing! Reading your essay aloud reinforces your words and makes it easier to recognize when something is phrased strangely, or if you are using a word too often. It can also be someone who specializes in the subject you are writing about. I am a former tutor for seven years, $85,000 scholarship recipient, Huffington Post contributor, lead SAT & ACT course developer, host of a career exploration podcast for teens, and have worked with thousands of students and parents to ensure a brighter future for the next generation.
And if you use a tool like Grammarly it will even give you tips on using active vs. The absolute BEST person to review your essay would be the teacher that assigned it to you. I invite you to join my next webinar to learn how to save thousands set your teenager up for college, scholarship, and career success!
And yes, many teachers WILL read the essay they assigned before it is due and give you pointers on how to make it better.
They want you to succeed and they’re the ones grading it — I think it’s safe to say they know what they’re talking about! I would hate for you to hand in your research paper and for it to have all these grammar and spelling errors that Microsoft Word doesn’t catch!
That’s a lot easier than taking a pen straight to your paper and hoping for some magical, monk-like inspiration to come, As you write, be sure to pin-point the places where you are inserting sources.
I’ll talk about in-text citations in just a moment!
To help with this, you may be familiar with the option to “Bookmark” your pages online — do this for online sources.
You can create a Diigo account and one free group for your links.
Here are some basic tips for writing your essay from International Student: PRO TIP: Write is using a FREE app like Grammarly so it catches all your grammar and spelling mistakes! This goes along with the second step — make sure to check your essay guidelines and find out BEFOREHAND what kind of citation style your teacher wants you to use.
Like I promised earlier, Purdue University has a great article that provides instructions on and examples on how to cite different types of sources WITHIN your text. As a general rule of thumb, in-text citations usually go AFTER the sentence drawing from the source, but BEFORE the period of that sentence, in parentheses.