It is commonly known that writing an academic paper in higher educational institutions consists of many different stages besides the actual writing: researching, planning, outlining, proofreading, and formatting. The last one can’t be called the most favorite part of students because even trying their best to follow the citation style guidelines, they often make mistakes.
Consequently, learners spend a great deal of time on formatting and often don’t manage to complete the task within the deadline. But the situation can be changed, and we are here to tell you how. Meet the loopholes in MLA writing guide that nobody told you about and that can save some precious time for you….
Everybody thinks about the Middle Ages like about the time of tortures and fire. And that’s a pretty correct insight for a historical period when people got burned at the stake just because they were beautiful (thus, practiced witchcraft – obvious, isn’t it?) or believed in science more than in God.
Michael Servetus was the first scientist from Europe to describe correctly the blood circulation between the lungs and heart. Can you guess how he was rewarded for that? Right – the church called him a heretic and burned him with a “purifying” fire. And what about Giordano Bruno who supported the theory that the Earth was not the center of the universe? Did the church spare his life? Nope, after 7 years in prison, the Pope decided that it was time to burn the heretic. Quite a period to make discoveries, isn’t it?…
Know what is interesting? There is no information (at least on the Internet) on account of when the first annotated bibliography was written, who the founder was or which research originally contained this list of described sources. Maybe the assignment looked completely different when professors tasked students with an annotated bibliography, say, in the 1960s, but we’ll never know unless there is some citation enthusiast who plans to dig into the history of this referencing type (a good idea for your next research, isn’t it?).
Returning to the present times, it is necessary to point out that there is more or less set structure of annotated bibliography, especially in the Turabian style, which consists of 7 elements:…
If you have never heard of the annotated bibliography, it means that you are either a high schooler or a freshman who hasn’t received real academic assignments yet because this task is like combat debut that sinks into the memory at least for the whole period of studies at college … Just kidding ☺ It’s not that difficult if you figure out how it works.
Annotated bibliography is the list of sources with short descriptions. Why is it a useful assignment for you personally? Because you:…
Museums are primarily educational institutions. Through many years, they have been clichéd to be boring because people perceive them as entertaining facilities (which they are not). And with the winter coming closer, you may want to consider some alternatives to walks and late outdoor evening. So, why not get your friends and visit some interesting exhibitions? Who knows, maybe apart from having a great time you will learn some useful information that will not only make you a more intelligent person but also help your college studies! Your impression from visiting a museum depends much on your expectations, and if you build up the right “looking forward,” you might spend time with use and pleasure….
The holidays are coming and days are becoming less and less productive. You think about Christmas, presents and what you’re going to do during your time free of studies, and this feeling of excitement is just too much – it doesn’t let you concentrate on end-of-the-semester assignments so important for your overall academic progress….
The City of Literature is a global program created by UNESCO in 2004 as a part of Creative Cities Network initiative. It is designed to strengthen the collaboration and promote the connection between cities that pay the tribute to the role that literature played in their urban growth.
There are certain criteria that communities must meet to become the City of Literature. Iowa City joined the program in 2008 undoubtedly satisfying all those criteria as its writing, and literary legacy is just too big to ignore. Firstly, Iowa City was one of the first places where creative writing was taught at the university level. Secondly, the town has numerous literary, educational institutions recognized not only by the USA but by the whole world. They explore advanced ways of teaching, support newly-minted as well as established writers and contribute to the global study of literature itself. All these factors taken together make Iowa City a unique place for authors and literary lovers. So, no wonder it is recognized by UNESCO as well….
You may be surprised, but the culture of organizing holiday markets right before Christmas is not that American. It actually came from Germany, like bratwurst and hot mulled wine that you love so much. Holiday markets are usually accompanied by different events and concerts that add up to your Christmas spirit and the urge to buy presents for your family and friends. The truth is that you just can’t leave out such an experience because, otherwise, your holiday will not be complete. But don’t worry, Iowa City has taken care of that and will make sure you won’t miss a thing….
Have you ever made out why coffee reduces your sleepiness? The reason of this effect lies in the nature of caffeine – it is similar in the structure to our brain neurotransmitter. It is called adenosine and is responsible for relaxation of central nervous system activity. Due to the resemblance, caffeine can temporarily replace adenosine and block this relaxation. In such a way, coffee reduces sleepiness and drowsiness for some time….
If you hear the phrase “The winter is coming!” and think about severe frosts, white walkers and dying Jon Show, you’ve gone a little overboard with Game of Thrones binge-watching. Winter means fun, especially in such a small and snug town like Ann Arbor. It doesn’t “scatter” its holiday spirit in all the commercializing – Ann Arbor is the place where you’ll smell and feel the crispy, family-like Christmas atmosphere that you miss so much during your regular student days. That is really the time you can abstract yourself from studies and enjoy yourself, even more so with numerous winter activities popular in Ann Arbor (and affordable for broke college youth like yourself). So, let’s check out what you can do to benefit from the cold season to the maximum!…