Posts Tagged ‘ writing ’

Online proofreading for writing success

March 12, 2012
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Online proofreading for writing success

Improving writing skills preoccupies both instructors and students.  This free online proofreading service provides instant evaluation of submissions for plagiarism, spelling & grammar, style & word choice, readability, title validation and vocabulary selection.   Linguistic professionals develop and maintain the proprietary software service that runs on a Linux-based operating system.  Papers are not kept in any…

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A quick APA style primer

January 26, 2012
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A quick APA style primer

David Taylor, an online educator with a doctorate of arts in composition and rhetoric has posted this useful video clip for users of the APA style guide, who would like a quick tutorial on how to format research papers.  The easily-consumed video gives step by step visual explanation for setting up the major components of…

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Online bibliography creator

January 26, 2012
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Online bibliography creator

The Bedford Bibliographer is an online citation machine created by Mike Palmquist of Colorado State University.  The multi-purpose generator can set up reference lists in MLA, AOA, CSE and Chicago styles.  Additionally, the generated source cards can be annotated with personal reflections and other website source information.  The service is free to use, after a…

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Graphical dictionary

May 19, 2011
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Graphical dictionary

Satisfactory online search and writing share the underlying need for a good choice of words. Visuwords is a free, online tool that graphically presents dictionary and thesaurus options based upon Princeton University’s WordNet. The keyword is represented in relation to its nodular network, called a synset . These synsets contain nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs…

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