Author: labrams

Finding Yourself in Your Research

Tedious as it may be, most people will agree that doing research for a paper–roaming the stacks, reading abstracts and reviews of books, taking copious notes–is the easy part.  But writing an academic paper is about more than just proving…

Literary Love Quotes

A day late, but no matter! The Valentines spirit lives on! “Love is a great beautifier” -Louisa May Alcott, Little Women “Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” -Gilbert Parker, Parables of a…

Save the words

Did you know that the word scaevity means unluckiness? Most people just use words like “ill-fatedness” or “haplessness,” and as a result, “scaevity” has fallen into disuse. If we no longer talk about scaevity, it’s in danger of no longer…

How to Write a Cover Letter

The unexpectedly warm weather this week is as good a reminder as any that summer is going to be here before we know it.  Even though it is still early, it’s a good idea to start getting job and internship…

Blogging for credit?

A couple of weekends back, the “Education Life” section of the New York Times featured an article about what they claim is a new phenomenon: teachers are having their students write all of their papers in the style of blog…