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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Survey Reveals Unique Insights to US Students’ Attitudes Towards Plagiarism

  Here at RefME, we wanted to find out if citing correctly is a genuine concern for students in the US, how knowledgeable they really are on the subject, and their general attitude towards plagiarism. In February 2016 we conducted two online surveys among 2,111 US students currently enrolled in higher education. The surveys were […]

How to Add Quotes to your Essay with your Smartphone Camera

We received  an amazing reaction to the official launch of RefME Plus last month. Since there was lots of excitement and awesome new features to digest,  we thought we would  tell you a little more about the new features you’ll get when you upgrade. RefME for Word was given the spotlight recently, but now it’s […]

How to Create a Bibliography Without Leaving your Word Document

After an incredible reaction to the launch of RefME Plus and RefME Institute last week (read more here!), we wanted to take a moment to highlight how RefME for Word can help create your bibliography. Whether you’re a student, educator or researcher, when you reference sources with RefME there’s a good chance you’ll go on […]