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How to Find the Motivation to Study

As the holiday season rolls around, you’re presented with a myriad of distractions, in the form of orchestrating plans for break, watching holiday specials on TV and buying gifts for loved ones. But the additional holiday cheer does not mean a break in coursework—in fact, many students are gearing up for finals. The last push before Thank ...

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What’s New in the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition

The 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style is here! The 17th edition, released by the University of Chicago, replaces replaces the 16th edition as the most current Chicago Manual of Style guide. It’s been seven years since the previous edition was released. Now available on Citation Machine, the updated citation s ...

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Using Boolean Operators for Better Search Results

Odds are you’ve already conducted hundreds of online searches in your life. But have you used Boolean operators before? If not, read on! Most of us start off using “natural language” when searching for information online. Natural language refers to the way in which humans usually communicate and speak with one another. For example, say ...

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Read This Before Tackling Your Next Writing Assignment: Breaking Down a Writing Prompt

When a teacher gives you a writing assignment they usually provide specific directions called a writing prompt. A writing prompt tells you what you need to write about (the topic) and how you will write about it (your purpose). It is very important that you read the prompt carefully and identify everything your teacher is ask ...

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Quantitative vs. Qualitative Research

Different types of projects demand different types of research. For instance, the process that goes into writing a paper on a scientific experiment is vastly different from that of a history thesis. So how can you separate these types of research, and which kind is right for your project? Below, we describe the two most common types of researc ...

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How to Cite a Song From iTunes

If you’re working on an assignment that requires music—whether you’re analyzing lyrics or playing a clip—iTunes is a great place to find the right tune. After all, the site/app carry over 30 million songs, from smooth jazz to rollicking rock n’ roll to soaring pop anthems. But while finding the perfect song clip on iTunes is easy, c ...

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