How to Set Up a Lab Report
How to Set Up a Lab Report

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.

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How to Track Changes in Excel 2007
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.

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How to Use Apostrophes
How to Use Apostrophes

Let's examine some of the rules that dictate when apostrophes are used and where they should be placed in a word.

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How to Use Apostrophes Correctly Podcast
How to Use Apostrophes Correctly Podcast

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).

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How to Use Brackets (Parentheses) Properly
How to Use Brackets (Parentheses) Properly

Writers, have you ever found yourselves with a great deal of important information that you want to include in a sentence, but have difficulty finding a spot for all of it? Fitting everything into a sentence can be tricky—this is where brackets are useful. Brackets (parentheses) are punctuation marks used to include information within sentences that is not essential to the main point.

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How to Use Those Brackets (Parentheses!) Properly
How to Use Those 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.

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How to Write a Book Proposal
How to Write a Book Proposal

How does one go about writing a book proposal? Well, like all of the answers to life’s big questions, this one can be found in the lyrics of The Beatles.

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How to Write a Book Report
How to Write a Book Report

Writing a book report can be a difficult task that requires you to deal with a large amount of information in a relatively small space. But don't be discouraged—in this article we outline how to prepare for your book report and in our later article we discuss how to write a book report.

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How to Write a Book Review
How to Write a Book Review

Writing a book review is not the same as writing a book report or a summary. A book review is a critical analysis of a published work that assesses the work's strengths and weaknesses. Many authors strive to have their books reviewed by a professional because a published review (even a negative one) can be a great source of publicity.

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How to Write a Book Review Podcast
How to Write a Book Review Podcast

When writing a book review, it is important to know the difference between a review and a report or summary—reviewing means discussing the strengths and weaknesses of a book. This podcast details ways to keep your review critical and how to support your argument.

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