Students and Academics Podcasts

How to Write a Cover Letter

Formatting a cover letter is important, but the actual content is even more important. This podcast will help you understand how to highlight your most valuable attributes. Continued...


How to Write a College Recommendation Letter

If you are asked to write a college recommendation letter, you have some power over whether that student is accepted into a particular program. This podcast covers how to write the introduction, body, and conclusion of a recommendation letter. Continued...


How to Use Brackets (Parentheses) Properly

If you know how to properly use brackets, you have the ability to fit more information in a sentence without appearing cluttered or hard to follow. This podcast highlights how to use four different types of brackets in both formal and informal writing. Continued...


How to Use Apostrophes Correctly

The apostrophe is an overlooked part of punctuation that is often misused or ignored completely. This podcast tells you how to use apostrophes correctly, whether you are trying to show possession (e.g., Fred's car) or indicate the omission of a letter (e.g., it's). Continued...


How to Research a Term Paper

You have attended class all semester, and it is finally time to write your final essay. However, with so much information and so many potential topics, it can be hard to get started and stay organized. This podcast will help you understand how to go about choosing a topic, conducting research, and finding sources. Continued...


How to Format a Resume

If you have a lot you want to say on your resume, or perhaps if you don't have enough, proper formatting can be a valuable way to manage your words. Your resume should be clear, concise, and guide your potential employer. This podcast will help you determine what to feature in your resume and the most appealing way to format that information. Continued...


How to Format a Cover Letter

Here at Scribendi.com, we know how important first impressions are, especially the first impression created by your cover letter. This podcast outlines how you can format your cover letter in a way that appeals to your potential employer and distinguishes you from other applicants. Continued...


Homophones: Do You Mean There, Their, or They're?

Many people have a difficult time grasping the fine details of English grammar, and a common ESL mistake is mixing up different words that sound the same. Homophones are dissected in detail in this podcast. Continued...


Citation Software: Tired of Manually Organizing Your Citations?

If you are a student writing essays, citing your sources is a tedious but necessary task. If you are thinking about purchasing citation software so you no longer have to do citations manually, this podcast offers a review of the top three citation software options: CiteULike, Zotero, and Mendeley Desktop. Continued...


How to Avoid Telling Writing in Fiction

When writing fiction, you want your reader to travel to your written world and see the characters and surroundings the way you do. However, this can be difficult when an author uses "telling" writing instead of "showing" writing. This podcast gives you tips on how to avoid telling writing, such as making use of the five senses and dialogue. Continued...



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