Advice and Articles tagged with formatting

A Combination Resume Example

Scribendi.com's editors provide a combination resume example. This is meant to highlight how a combination resume may be formatted. 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...


APA Series Part One: APA Style and APA Formatting

APA style is a widely accepted editorial style used for Social Science papers. APA rules and guidelines are published in the reference book The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. This article looks at what is involved with writing to the APA rules. Continued...


APA Series Part Three: APA References

Scribendi.com's editors tackle what many consider to be the most difficult part of APA formatting: references. Continued...


Curriculum Vitae Example

Now that you know how to write a CV and format a CV, examining an example is the next step in preparing to create or update your own CV. Continued...


Everything You Need to Know about Italics

Have you ever found yourself questioning your use of italics in a term paper or essay? Does using italicized print worry you to the extent that you just avoid italics altogether? When exactly is the right time to use italics? This article will explain when to use those slanted letters and when it is best to leave them upright. Continued...


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...


How to Format a Cover Letter

A nicely formatted cover letter attached to your resume is a great way to show a prospective employer that you are sincerely interested in the job being offered—it may even give you a valuable advantage over other candidates. Continued...


How to Format a Cover Letter Podcast

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...


How to Format a CV

While the particular format and style you use when writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) will depend on your specific purpose, there are a few general components that are necessary for creating the basic skeleton of your CV. This article will outline the major elements of a CV and explain how to properly write them. Continued...


How to Format a CV Podcast

There are several important components of a CV. It is after you address these basic elements that you can customize your CV to suit a particular employer. Fourteen valuable components of CVs are discussed in this podcast. Continued...


How to Track Changes in Excel 2007

Microsoft’s Track Changes function allows revisions to be made to a document and keeps a complete record of all changes made. This can be useful if you’ve created a business document that you would like a coworker to revise and proofread. All your coworker needs to do is turn on the Track Changes function, and all of the changes that he or she makes will be recorded. Once the document has been returned to you, you can then easily accept or reject each change as you see fit. Continued...


How to Write a White Paper

A well-written white paper can increase a company's market exposure immensely, so what are you waiting for? Let us help you produce the perfect marketing tool. Continued...


How to Write a White Paper Podcast

As a form of official political or business writing, a white paper is supposed to point out problems and ways to fix them. This podcast details what a white paper is, how to format one, and ways to distribute and publish one. Continued...


Lab Report Format Podcast

How you format your lab report is important if you want your work to be organized and clear to readers. This podcast details how to format your report properly. Continued...


Lab Reports and Scientific Papers—Lab Report Format

In this installment of our Lab Reports and Scientific Papers series, we shift the focus to lab report formatting and the overall organization of information. Continued...


MLA Formatting and MLA Style: An Introduction

Your instructor has asked you to format your term paper using Modern Language Association (MLA)1 style. You feel confident enough to gather your thoughts in order to produce the paper, but you have never heard of MLA style—do you panic or do you research MLA style and MLA formatting? Continued...


Resume Fraud and Padding

Resume fraud (or, in common language, being deceitful on your application to make yourself look better) is obviously unacceptable. Stick to the facts when writing your job application, while highlighting your true skills, accomplishments, and abilities. Continued...


Resume Fraud and Padding Podcast

It is important to sell your skills and experience in your resume, but it is also important to be honest. Resume fraud is unacceptable. This helpful podcast defines resume fraud and provides tips on how to make your resume stand out without being dishonest. Continued...


Turabian Formatting Instructions

The Turabian style guide, called A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, is just as confusing as other more common style guides. But don't fret, in this article we explain how to use Turabian style properly. Continued...


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