Fresh Features for Smart Students

  The Citation Machine writing tools service is a popular tool best known for its citation generator and its grammar and plagiarism checker. But did you know that it also offers features that personalize the writing experience to your specific needs? Here are some of the awesome (and sometimes surprising) ways that the Citation Machine […] ...

General Strategies on Prepping for SAT Writing and Language

Studying grammar can be a pain. Punctuation? Subject-Verb agreement? Clausal errors? If you’re already shaking your head, don’t worry! Once you learn some key strategies, you’ll find that the SAT Writing and Language test isn’t so bad. One of the best ways to prepare for the SAT Writing & Language test is to organize your […] ...

College Prep for Juniors: 4 Ways to Start This Fall

By Ella Chochrek What you’ve heard is true: Junior year is a pivotal year in the college planning process. For one, you’ll want to take your ACT or SAT this year—which means you’ll have to put in some study time. But junior year of high school is about more than just taking your standardized tests. […] ...

General Strategies on Prepping for SAT Reading

Reading one 750 word passage is hard. Reading four 750 word passages in a row and answering 52 questions within 65 minutes seems impossible, but don’t fret! Once you get some key strategies under your belt, you’ll find that the SAT Reading test isn’t so bad. Reading is one skill, writing is another. If you […] ...

5 Mistakes a Grammar Checker Can Catch

You’ve just finished writing what you think is the perfect paper, or at least one within the required word count. A proofread is SO needed, but you’re totally brain dead after working on it for hours. At times like these, a grammar check could be a BIG help. A grammar checker, like the one offered […] ...

Art of Asking for a Reference

It can be difficult to work up the courage to ask someone for a reference, whether you want to list them on a job application or need them to write you a letter of recommendation. But strong references are incredibly important: they increase your odds of getting that new job or being admitted to your […] ...

4 Tips for Transitioning From College to Real Life

By Amanda Marie Clark When I graduated from college, I was idealistic and ambitious. At the same time, I was insecure and incredibly naive. As a creature of habit, I had a hard time with the uncertainty of having no idea what lay before me. When you’re transitioning from college to real life, there are […] ...

What to Do this Summer to Get Ahead this School Year

Are you ready to tackle the upcoming semester? We know that summer isn’t officially over yet, but preparing for the new semester is essential so you aren’t caught off-guard when the first day of school rolls around. Here’s how to set yourself up to accomplish great things this semester. You can also ease into the […] ...

Fun Ways to Flex Your Writing Muscles This Summer

When you’re free to write without the constraints of academic papers, unexpected things can happen. You might even surprise yourself with what comes flowing from your fingers! Try these creative writing exercises to tap into your expressive side while keeping your brain nimble this summer. Want to turn your creative writing exercises into a finished […] ...

Five Reasons to Sign Up For Summer School

We smell summer in the air (and maybe BBQ)! No more papers to write, APA citations to create, or tests to stress about. Summer school might be last on your list of things that make a really great summer. However, with the summer break stretching on for two to three months, there are lots of […] ...