Academic Success and Writing Blog

A “We” Problem

In informal writing, the use of the first-person plural pronoun “we” is commonplace, as in, We tend to use language willy-nilly when writing informally. Some of you might not think twice about my use...

Formal vs. Informal Writing

Writing to many is about dos and don’ts, especially don’ts–don’t use first person, don’t use second person, don’t use slang, don’t use contractions, don’t use hyperbole. Don’t, don’t, don’t. And of course these “don’ts”...

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are pausing our blogcast this week to thank you for listening, reading, and subscribing to the Resource Center & Blog. We hope you have been enjoying our 2020 reboot as much as we...

Citation Situations

Understanding APA Style’s author-date citation system is easy enough, right? But anyone who conducts research knows that citing sources is not always so straight forward. Sometimes a source has more than one author, and...

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