College Writing

As a professor, I read what students write and it can be painful. I know it can be painful for the writer as well. I have been a long time user of Purdue University’s OWL, Online Writing Lab. Today I found a great index of their resources on their sitemap. I know that I am […]

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Great Video – Life After Death by PowerPoint

Don McMillan is so funny and so on target in his video about PowerPoint mistakes.

Citations from a website

Citing a general website article with an author APA format structure: Author, A.A.. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Article title. Retrieved from URL APA format example: Simmons, B. (2015, January 9). The tale of two Flaccos. Retrieved from Citing a general website article without an author APA format structure: Article title. (Year, Month Date […]

PowerPoint Example – APA style

An APA style PowerPoint presentation is different than one used for your basic talk.  It is an assignment that is submitted to a professor for a grade.  It is important that the professor can see that you have correctly researched information for your presentation and that you have given credit to those sources or references. […]

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What is a scholarly source?

Academic writing requires the use of scholarly publications, but how do you know what is a scholarly source? This guide from the University of Illinois provides guidelines. In addition to college and university libraries, a good source is google scholar. Click the link below to learn more about it.

What do those SafeAssign scores mean?

As a paper grader I use a tool called SafeAssign.  From Blackboard: Scores below 15 percent: These papers typical include some quotes and few common phrases or blocks of text that match other documents. These papers typically do not require further analysis, as there is no evidence of the possibility of plagiarism in these papers. […]