Brainy Trainee – 7 Compelling Tools to Improve Your Cognitive Skills

Scott Ragin is an online tutor and experienced high school educator.  Scott is always trying to create all the necessary conditions for the development of a well integrated personality in his students.  Cognitive sciences are doing their best to finally answer the question – how does the brain work? Although a significant theoretical progress has […]

A Student Guide to Productivity

Peter Mercer is a Lancaster based student landlord and director of Student HQ. Peter doesn’t consider being a landlord simply as a money making exercise, but feels that there is a social responsibility to keep his properties well maintained and to ensure all tenants are treated fairly.   Stay Off Social Media This is a […]

Institutes committed to improving the student learning experience turn to RefME to aid them in this goal

In a recent study conducted in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Greenwich, it was shown that RefME Institute can improve the student learning experience. The study demonstrated that students using RefME saved significant amounts of time when referencing, and made their formatting 34.5% more accurate. Since launching RefME Institute in May, […]

Researching Is Fun!

Kendra Perkins is the Coordinator for the Shanghai Librarian Network, the International Librarian Network Ambassador for China and Head Librarian at YK Pao Secondary School in China. For more inspiration, check out her blog.   RefME can be used as a handy tool to put together last minute, or well-prepared, lesson plans that educate students […]

9 Resources That Will Help You Write The Perfect Admissions Essay

Mary Walton is a professional editor and online tutor. Her tutoring work with people of all ages has allowed her to explore education in all of its guises. Her blog shares more on what she has learned from her experiences.     It’s time to start thinking about getting your college applications ready. You may […]

10 Things We Discovered About Students’ Attitudes Towards Plagiarism

Referencing has long been considered an essential practice in academia, but the increasing availability of information in today’s digital age has fundamentally changed the way some students perceive ‘giving credit where credit is due’. It is therefore crucial that students are well-informed on how and when to reference so that they can avoid being marked […]

Melania Trump fails to cite her homework in speech to GOP Convention

(CNN, 2016) Now it’s not the first time a politician or a celebrity in the spotlight has been ‘called out for copying’ (Fawzy, 2016) or caught ‘borrowing’ other people’s ideas. So for Melania Trump, and whoever her speech writer is (sorry, was), last night’s speech at the GOP Convention was a tad embarrassing. Proving that […]

RefME is delighted to announce Edge Hill University, Sheffield Hallam University and University for the Creative Arts as first RefME Institute partners

Dedicated to improving the student learning experience, three prominent UK-based higher education institutions have signed up to RefME Institute. Launched in May, the premium institutional edition of the research and referencing tool is now available to whole university communities and gaining fast adoption. Edge Hill University was the first institution to partner with RefME, and […]

MLA 8, or: citing in the 21st century

The shiny new edition of the MLA Handbook came out earlier this year and we were obviously one of the first to get our hands on it. Yes, we’re that serious about referencing. So, what’s new and important for students, researchers and educators to know? What are the big changes between MLA 7 and MLA […]

Citation-Data Informed Decision Making at SCONUL

I have just come back from SCONUL Summer Conference. RefME joined this year’s event not only as an exhibitor, but I was engaged as a speaker. Although I had met Ann Rossiter (CEO) and Liz Jolly (Chair) before, I hadn’t deeply engaged in the society prior to this, so this was my chance to plunge […]