Getting Motivated for Writing Academic Projects A youthfull college student sits at a desk with paper and pen. He cannot begin to write an essay or even jot down a few words. What advice would you give him to motivate him to begin writing his assigned essay or term paper? How can you get past […]

by Ellen McCrady Pulp Mills and Paper Mills Pulp mills make pulp from wood chips, separating the fibers by a grinding process, enzymatic or chemical activity, fever or pressure, used either alone or in combination. Afterwards, the pulps intended for use in white papers are transferred to the mill’s bleach plant. Paper mills receive that […]

Did you draw your pig? O.K. Now read the results. PIG Personality Test Results: 1. If your pig is drawn toward the Top of your paper, you are an optimistic person with a positive attitude. You generally anticipate the best possible outcomes of deeds and events. In other words, you see the glass as half […]

So often we instinctively grab our wise phones and text or message a quick “tx!” or “thank u!” to someone who is worth it for one reason or another. Maybe if we happen to be sitting in front of the computer, we go the extra mile and draft a “thank you” email. I agree, there […]

Opinionated editorial essays are often the most joy, quick and furious chunks to get into print—especially for nonfamous writers with strong opinions and day jobs in other fields. That’s because editors of newspapers and online magazines like Slate. Salon. The Huffington Post and The Daily Animal want quick commentary on the ever-changing news cycle from […]

Rejection is the norm in academic publishing. Even researchers at the top of their field have experienced rejection.  Several peer-reviewed studies have investigated the reasons that journals reject papers. Listed below are the most common rejection reasons cited in these studies.1-13 Lack of originality, novelty, or significance 1. Results that are not generalizable Two. Use […]