How do I write a Chicago style research...

Introduction to Chicago style research paper. In 1937 Kate Turabian at the University of Chicago developed and created the Chicago Manual Style. It is also sometimes abbreviated CMS, CMOS or just Chicago. The main use is: writing research papers, theses and dissertations. She also gave name to another type of writing within the Chicago Style, […]

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How can we determine if a source is...

What are scholarly sources? Sources that are defined as scholarly are written by people within academia, commonly known as researchers or scholars. The sources are written by specialists, who are often considered authoritative within their specific field of competence. These individuals are known and acknowledged by their peers and colleagues in their respective fields. A […]

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How to write a scientific abstract

The process of writing an abstract that is concise and relevant constitutes one of the main hurdles that PhD students face when they are first starting to write their publications. In this post, we will give a brief definition of a scientific abstract, what to include, and some general tips on how to write your […]

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How to write a rhetorical analysis essay

If you’re looking to write a strong rhetorical analysis essay, you’ve come to the perfect place.  Writing a solid rhetorical analysis essay can be demanding, even for seasoned practitioners. For an essay to be effective the author has to be able to persuade the reader of the credibility of his or her analysis. A cohesive […]

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How long should a thesis statement be?

Writing a good and efficient thesis statement is an important skill for students and researchers to acquire. Although everyone is in agreement that research statements should be concise, there seems to be little guidance with regards to their optimal length. So, exactly how long should a thesis statement be? Well, it depends… is the boring […]

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Thesis defense: tips and know-how

If you are preparing to defend your thesis, you’ve come to the right place! This guide explains some pointers to consider when preparing for your thesis defense, both prior and during the thesis presentation. Before we can begin discussing some tips and best practices for preparing a thesis defense, we first need to define and […]

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When will AvidNote be launched?

UPDATE: The first version of Avidnote is now released. Click here to check it out! This is the most common question that I’ve been receiving over e-mail. As you may know by now, AvidNote is a new and upcoming web app that tries to simplify the process of working on research papers. If you haven’t […]

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