Resources: Students

The Comma—Podcast Part One: What is a Comma?
The Comma—Podcast Part One: What is a Comma?

Do you ever wonder if you are using too many commas or not enough? In this podcast, we explain what a comma is and how to use it.

Seven Ways to Stay Awake
Seven Ways to Stay Awake

Do you find yourself falling asleep in situations where you shouldn’t, perhaps during class or a business meeting? In this podcast, we suggest various tricks, such as stretching, to help you stay awake!

How to Write Concisely
How to Write Concisely

Writing concisely is hard work; you must convey your meaning in just a few carefully chosen words. However, your readers will surely thank you!

Quotation Marks Podcast: How to Format Quotation Marks
Quotation Marks Podcast: How to Format Quotation Marks

There is actually a lot to consider when using quotation marks, including when to use single or double quotation marks and how to format a quote within a quote. These questions, among others, are answered in this podcast.

How to Write an Outline Podcast: Help! My Paper Is Due in Four Hours and I Can't Get Started!
How to Write an Outline Podcast: Help! My Paper Is Due in Four Hours and I Can't Get Started!

Writing an outline is an excellent way to help you organize your thoughts and research. An outline should detail how you plan to arrange your essay. This podcast offers helpful information to get you started.

How to Write a Strong Letter of Complaint Podcast
How to Write a Strong Letter of Complaint Podcast

Most people do not like to complain, but writing a tasteful letter of complaint is one way to express your views. This podcast will help you organize your letter and keep it professional.

Free the Apostrophe
Free the Apostrophe

The Free the Apostrophe infographic highlights apostrophe abuse and illustrates how apostrophes should be used correctly.

Full Stops: A How-To Guide Podcast
Full Stops: A How-To Guide Podcast

There are multiple forms of full stops or symbols used to signal the end of a sentence, each used under different circumstances. When to use a full stop and the proper form to use are discussed in this podcast.

Everything You Need to Know about Italics
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.

Essay Writing: Traffic Signs for Readers
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.

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