Students and Academics Podcasts

Everything You Need to Know about Italics

While italics are used in both science and arts/humanities writing, they are applied in different ways. In this podcast, to the appropriate use of italics is discussed in detail. Continued...


Essay Writing: Traffic Signs for Readers

Writing a term paper is like driving a car. If you want to keep them engaged, then you have to steer your readers clearly through what you are trying to say. This podcast will help you do just that by highlighting “traffic signals” that can be applied to your writing in order to guide readers on their journey through your paper. Continued...


Editing Versus Proofreading Podcast

If you are looking for professional help with your writing, it is important to know what you need help with. The differences between editing and proofreading are outlined in this podcast. Knowing these differences will help you obtain the most appropriate service. Continued...


Editing Tips—Making Comparisons Podcast

As part of the Editing Tips series, this podcast gives suggestions about how to make comparisons in academic writing in order to give your reader all the necessary information. Tips and examples of how to avoid a phantom comparison are supplied to help ensure the clarity of your writing. Continued...


The Functions of Conjunctions Podcast

Conjunctions are an important element in business writing. Their proper use can improve sentence structure and, consequently, the overall effect of your writing. The different kinds of conjunctions, or ways to connect two sentences, are discussed in this podcast. Continued...


Hyphenation Podcast: Are You Confused by Hyphenation?

Punctuation marks can be confusing, and the hyphen is no exception. In this podcast, the Scribendi.com editors explain what the hyphen is and how to use it in different circumstances. Continued...


APA Podcast Series: Style and Formatting

Many of us in the social sciences are required to use APA. However, APA style and formatting are important for more than just your references. Part one of this five-part series will guide you through the basics of APA style , including things like what margins and spacing to use. Continued...


An Introduction to the Chicago Manual of Style Podcast

When you are requested to cite another author's work when writing a paper, formatting styles can vary. This podcast will detail how to apply Chicago style properly for both the sciences and arts/humanities. Continued...


A Microsoft Office 2010 Review

Microsoft has made some changes to its Office suite of programs. This podcast, written from a clear, concise, non-IT perspective, will update you about what has been removed, added, or changed. Continued...


How to Create Believable Characters Podcast

Creating believable characters can be difficult for all writers. Writers have to put the characters together piece by piece until their masterpiece in complete. This podcast will provide advice to help you create believable characters. Continued...



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