7 Simple Steps to Avoid Plagiarism In Your Writing

7 Simple Steps to Avoid Plagiarism In Your Writing

Plagiarism is a serious offense--and rightfully so. We often think of plagiarism in terms of written materials, but there are many other forms of plagiarism. You can plagiarize someone’s music, art, scientific research or anything else that was originally created by another person.

It is important to know this, because you can get yourself in a lot of trouble if you plagiarize someone else's work. It is alright to base your research on the work of others, but it is important to make sure that you aren't copying anyone's work directly.

Here are 7 steps that you can take to avoid copying or plagiarizing another’s work.

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How to Combat End of the Year Burnout

How to Combat End of the Year Burnout

One of the most difficult times of the year for any student is the last few months of school. This is often because most students get burned out and lose motivation as the end of the year approaches and summer draws nearer.

But as many final exams and important assignments are still present in the later months of school, it is important to stay focused and motivated until the very last day!

And as someone who struggles with end of the year burnout myself, I thought I’d share some of my own tips that have helped me stay motivated throughout the year.

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How to Take Typed Notes During Lectures + How to Study From Digital Notes (Plus a Free Template!)

How to Take Typed Notes During Lectures + How to Study From Digital Notes (Plus a Free Template!)

We've all had that one teacher who spoke literally faster than the speed of light. Watching them speak seemed like watching a YouTube video in x2 speed. They just talk so. freaking. fast.

That's why in this guide we'll be covering how to take efficient and organized typed notes during lectures, as well as how to study from digital notes later on in the most effective way possible.

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How to Start a Successful Studyblr (+ Why You Need One!)

How to Start a Successful Studyblr (+ Why You Need One!)

Starting a studyblr was one of the best choices I ever made as a student.

For those of you who don't know, a studyblr is a Tumblr blog, dedicated to posts regarding studying, organization and other informational materials relating to student life

If you haven't started up a studyblr blog yet, then I highly recommend that you do. The studyblr community if incredibly knowledgeable, motivating and beyond supportive. Whether you create your own content or simply repost others', creating a studyblr will be beneficial to both you and the rest of the studyblr community.

In this guide, I'll be walking you through some of the benefits of owning a studyblr, as well as how to set up your own studyblr

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How to Get Organized as a Student + Full Behind-The-Scenes Look at My Organizational System for School

How to Get Organized as a Student + Full Behind-The-Scenes Look at My Organizational System for School

Keeping organized throughout the school year is one heck of a job. Sure, it's easy to start out the year with color-coded folders, a neatly labeled binder for each subject, and a filing system at home for past papers, but within a couple of months (or even weeks), that system quickly fizzles out, replaced by utter chaos.

Papers everywhere, frantically searching for misplaced handouts, overdue assignments... the battlefield of school organization.

As an innately lazy person, it's always been pretty difficult for me to keep organized, so when I found a system that actually worked, I was a) mind blown and b) eager to share it with anyone else who might be struggling to keep organized.

An organizational system, in my eyes, is a method of organization that includes the following:

  1. A reliable way of keeping track of and planning for assignments.
  2. An easy way to find and quickly locate current papers or recent handouts.
  3. An efficient method of dealing with old papers and materials from past units.

Those 3 components are what I'll be walking you through today!

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