The Researcher’s Workflow

This workflow can used for any type of research based work, from…

This workflow can used for any type of research based work, from upper level high school research papers to doctoral theses. It’s especially helpful in keeping your ideas and sources organized and help you to avoid any issues with plagiarism. This is the setup I used for my graduate school dissertation, and it worked exceedingly well. I hope it helps you in your research too! It requires computer access, free Mendeley, Dropbox, and Evernote accounts, a copy of Microsoft Word, and and optional iPad or Android tablet with the iAnnotate PDF app. 

Secret (and Free!) Tool of Choice for Research: Mendeley

The post is part of the Researcher’s Workflow; if you haven’t seen that…

The post is part of the Researcher’s Workflow; if you haven’t seen that post, check it out! Mendeley is an amazing tool when used to its full potential and is completely customizable to your research needs. At its barest, Mendeley serves an important tool to keep your sources organized and avoid any mistakes that may lead to plagiarism. At its full potential, it serves a crucial part of the research, development, and composing process! How do I use Mendeley? See the steps below.

How to Create a Desk Organizer from an iPhone Box! (And Bonus Coupon/Receipt Organizer)

I thought today I’d post a quick, simple and green tutorial for…

I thought today I’d post a quick, simple and green tutorial for creating a desk organizer from an old iPhone box. My family upgraded our iPhones recently, leaving several of these boxes laying around. They are such nice boxes that I had to come up with some clever way to reuse them! So here it is – desktop organizers that serve as a one stop place for pens, sticky notes, and more, but also have a built-in shelf and can close for easy transport (homework stations and college dorms anyone?).

Top 5 Tips on How to Study in College

 Congrats! You got into a great school and are ready to hit…

 Congrats! You got into a great school and are ready to hit the books. I know you knew how to study in high school (you got into college didn’t you?), but studying in college is a bit different. You have a lot more independence, and with that independence comes great academic responsibility. So here are my quick tips to help you make the grade: